Teacher Review For Digital Compass

Learning by choice

Fanny P.
Technology coordinator
Mercedes-Benz International School
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My Grades 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
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
Digital Compass is a free app available on web browsers or as a downloadable app (iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, chromebook). This App is an excellent eye-opener for teenagers about online behavior and tackles various topics (academic honesty/plagiarism, cyber-bullying, privacy, relationships, self-image etc). Students can work in small groups, alone or together as a class to look at the various scenarii offered by the game. They choose an avatar and take decisions.
My Take
This is an interactive way of learning which encourages students to explore various paths, understand the impacts of their decisions and learn more about digital citizenship. I appreciated the fact that students are not judged to take "wrong" decisions, they are encouraged to make mistakes and learn from them. This is a great tool for students to take ownership of their learning, debate on various pathways and feedback to the group and teacher about their learning.