How I Use It
This product provides a great review for a wide range of skills. Students can show simple understanding of vocabulary from a unit. Questions and answer choices can be tailored to be more deep level thinking as opposed to the more surface-level thinking associated with vocabulary review. For example, instead of asking about what types of rocks are found in the Earth's crust, a teacher may have questions that ask for comparisons between types or questions that ask students to infer why certain types of bedrock are structurally unstable based upon their organization. In my classroom, this makes for a short review of vocabulary for weekly reviews. I can also make this applicable to a chapter or unit review by extending the number and depth of knowledge of questions presented. The option to include images as opposed to questions provides a visual flair that captures student attention. The competitive nature of the application pushes the students to use proper hand-eye coordination and quick problem solving. Students walk away asking for more and are excited when they see their results stack up against their classmates.
I believe that this app is effective at learning surface level questions as well as delving deeper into more comprehensive understanding in a multitude of subjects. The ability to ask questions or upload images as part of the question brings a visual appeal that brings students into the review. I believe that the ability to access this through a multitude of devices adds a universal appeal that many apps cannot match. My students love being able to use their own devices to interact with the reviews and lessons. Having this form of ownership in the learning is a trait that is often underrated. My only critique is that multiple choice is the only viable review option available. Students could benefit from different options to keep the app from becoming stale over time.