Teacher Review for Admongo

Tech Tool to Teach Advertising

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
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.