Teacher Review For iCivics

Worked great as a game-based unit!

Sandy W.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
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 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Loved ICivics...the website has everything a teacher needs to use immediately. I have shared this with others when I present at workshops, and teachers are impressed. Complete lessons can be adjusted to meet your class needs. Questions are available as well. In the class, I set the games up for the students to play after they completed the introduction and took notes on each step. Students were engaged in their learning and were excited to continue the games at home. One student actually asked why we were playing games since they were fun. I had to explain how the learning was embedded in the game. After completing the game, students completed reflections through my Google Classroom using questions from the lesson plans.
My Take
Wonderful! I have promoted this package to teachers that want to start in a game-based approach. The material is sound and teachers have data on each of their students learning. The website is complete with lessons and suggestions to using the games. If you are interested in engaging your students in civics...this is a must use approach.