Teacher Review for Gapminder

This tool is affecting positively the students' learning.

Mohamed O.
Classroom teacher
Daharan Ahliyya Schools
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this tool with my grade 8 and grade 9 students. It really worked well as it helped my students gain a rich and accurate information about different issues such as population growth, life expectancy, and standard of living. It also helped the students to be engaged in an interesting discussion as they got the required information. This tool is also interesting as it as it made my students interact more effectively in class and enjoy live learning. The only concern is that some students need more time to understand how some charts and maps work.
My Take
This is an excellent tool as it helped my students understand better in class as well as at home. It is also interesting as it empowered my students with live information. I used this tool at the beginning of the session to help students get information and use them for a writing task. I think it is good, but some students need more time to understand it.