Teacher Review For Edheads

A variety of science topics are covered in easy to use interactive games.

Jennie K.
Technology coordinator
American School Foundation Of Guadalajara
Guadalajara, JAL
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used the EdHeads simple machines activity to review the different types of simple machines with HS students. I assigned the activities as homework, and the students who completed them were better prepared for the class discussion and activities. If I were to teach this topic again, I would use the EdHeads activities again, but I would make time in class to ensure that all students actually complete the activities.
My Take
It has a good introduction or review of simple machines, but it isn't really a fun game for older students. I think younger students might find it more fun and stimulating though. The EdHeads site is easy to navigate and has a lot of nice tools for teachers. I recommend science teachers investigate the different topics covered as an additional resource for your classes.