Teacher Review for DIY

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Elif R.
Elementary Technology Coach
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used it both as an after school activity and a couple of lessons in upper elementary. It used to be a bit difficult to sign in kids at first but they launched an educator account. We can enrol our students ourselves. It is a great tool for kids to get engaged in activities and communities that they are interested in.
My Take
As a teaching tool, it was great to see each kid finding their own way of engaging with the site. I learned a lot about the kids that I was working with. What their interests were and what kinds of things they wanted to make. I also am curious to see how the DIY Camps work. They have just launched it this year.