Teacher Review For Apollo

Great way to make a PowerPoint interactive & cloud accessible

Chris C.
Technology coordinator
Heathcote School
Scarsdale, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used Apollo when it was first in development. It was a very interesting way to share a slide deck with a full class of students. The interactivity came from the ability to add quizzes and give control to to other users. This was a great way to take a traditional presentation and make it far more engaging and interactive. In addition, while I did not use it in this way, I see great potential to use Atlas to connect a classroom with students unable to be there in person. Students who are out due to illness, or in rural areas, possibly during inclement weather, these are all ways I see Atlas can be used to engage students.
My Take
Overall I think Atlas has some great potential. I'm not sure if it's worth it at it's current price point, but it is definitely interesting technology. My students were very much engaged and I did have viewers from outside of the class following along with the lesson. the technology and possibilities are definitely interesting, I would definitely recommend signing up for the free trial and giving it a try. The $10 a month might definitely be worth if for some teachers, but might not be for others.