Teacher Review For Cyberchase

Animated videos and games packed with mathematics

Meg K.
Technology Specialist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
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
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I introduce the various features in a whole class session on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector. Students work individually or in partners at computers. The printable activities can be used at stations or as flexible group activities. Many of the games can be taught whole class and used throughout the day and year. Some work well in morning meetings. Students could also use the printable activities as homework, playing the game with a family member.
My Take
There is a wide variety of activities. There are eight seasons of videos featuring animated children and robots in cyberspace along with two human characters. Mathematical situations and examples are embedded in the adventures. Many require logic and critical thinking. Students can play games to practice skills; many of these are embedded in missions for students to complete. Along with the digital interactive games, there are numerous activities to do offline, most as printables.