Teacher Review for Stop Disasters!

8th Grades dove right in and loved this!

ALEXANDER K.
School support staff
Bethel School District
Spanaway, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
This tool was used as an anchor activity after for students to engage with after completing a class project. Students weren't given any additional instructions outside of a link guiding them to this site. Students were able to figure the game out, interact, and iterate on their learning. Students remained actively engaged in structured play for 30 minutes or more. They enjoyed having conversations about what they were learning and helping each other to progress further.
My Take
This tool is fantastic as a self-paced enrichment activity. It could be made even better if the company that made the game included step-by-step guided learning lesson plans. It was appropriate for the middle school level, and all students that used the tool enjoyed it.