Teacher Review For Admongo

Tech Tool to Teach Advertising

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this website during a unit that I taught on Common Sense Media. I wanted to give students a look at how advertising is all around them, even if they may not notice. I think that this website is a good idea but not a great execution. I think this website is a good way to introduce the concept of some media literacy vocabulary but as a further application tool it falls a little short.
My Take
Before having the students work on this site, I sent away for the resources that they offer. I received bookmarks, handouts for families, and a couple of lessons that go along with the site. The resources came pretty quickly. Some important things are missing for me with this site. While there is a lot of student interaction with the game, all of the questions are multiple choice and the answers are pretty basic. The game does a good job with the basic vocabulary. This site does not allow students the option of a deeper kind of thinking. The game is a little hard to control with the buttons used on the keypad.