Teacher Review For instaGrok

Web Your Research. Delete information that does not work.

Debra J.
Technology coordinator
University School
fort lauderdale, FL
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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 Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
One example of how I used Instagrok was with 3rd grade. During Black history month I assign each student a person to research. Using Instagrok they organize the information that show for the web prior to doing a write up. I'm not a big fan of sites with sign-in pages but if you are doing a 1 day research then you can just print what the students have been working on that day.
My Take
What I like about this site is that it allows students to delete information that does not make sense from their web (graphic organizer.) This is great for the visual learners. Although the notes above recommend for 5th, I think that as long as a student can read research they should be fine with this site.