Teacher Review For Instructables

The "IT" of Do-It-Yourself websites

Denis K.
District 75 Special Education Science Instructional Coach
NYC Department Of Education
New York, NY
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My Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
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
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
This website offeres proven and tested ideas for creating experimental models or workable models concerning a variety of objects, some practical and some not so usable. This offers a step-by-step guide on how to build objects, with pictures for visual learners and the hands-on activities that go along with creating something. Make sure you use the right materials and follow proper safety guidelines at all times.
My Take
This is a good teaching tool as it provides a way to make (sometimes) advanced objects out of (sometimes) common materials. These can be used inside and outside the classroom. Definitely the go-to place for instructions on classroom models that might be too expensive to purchase for the school budget.