Teacher Review for HippoCampus

Use Your Brain!! HippoCampus is a great resource for anyone who wants a dynamic learning experience for their classroom.

Lorita W.
Classroom teacher
Nyc, United States
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Hippocampus is a middle school and high school resource; provides an opportunity for a teacher to pull from various sources to make a unique playlist that fits their individual student as well as classroom needs. One can provide the struggling student resources that include videos and simulations shoring up their basic skills while the general and advanced learners can be challenged with work at the college level. It is one of the original sources for Open Resources, providing a platform for videos, simulations, PDF files, web pages and now, interactive Google Docs. Because it is a curation platform one can link, drop, just about any resource making it available for your students. Advanced students will be thrilled with it, the struggling students can as well provided one is given the appropriate support. Wide range of topics is covered as well
My Take
The feature I like best is the ability for the site to host just about any type of media. PRO- Endless possibilities for publishing resources. CON- Teacher may have to set up various "classes" to provide less options for struggling students; because may be a bit overwhelming with so many choices.