Teacher Review for Digital Compass

Wow! Stellar Program to Promote Healthy Cyber Choices & Digital Citizenship!

Kelley P.
Classroom teacher
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
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 Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Digital compass was initally used in my Cyber Safety Unit for middle schoolers. I believe that this program can be used for younger or older students as well. Digital compass enhanced instruction and really made the lessons that I was attempting to teach come to life. Kids really enjoyed the program and are continuing to choose to play the game during free choice time even after the conclusion of the unit.
My Take
liked this program because it gives students the opportunity to thnk critcally and make wise choices (and mistakes) in a safe virtual environment where the stakes are low. Kids can practice making choices that they could find themselves in online and they also learn about potential positive and negative outcomes. Digital compass informs and prepares kids for potential dangers on the internet and it addresses serious issues in a fun and interactive way.