Teacher Review For Learnist

Search for or create resources on topics of interest

Adina S.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Students can peruse through boards in different categories or create their own. This would be a place for students to look at areas that interest them personally. Boards can include websites, images with explanations, videos, or text. For classroom use, I would use it in two ways. First I would have students do research on a topic and then look for the same topic on Learnist to compare/contrast the value of the resources. Second, I would have students create their own boards as a persuasive argument tool. The resources and explanations would be used to explain their argument.
My Take
The site itself is relatively easy to set up and use. You do have to have an email address to set up an account, so that would prevent many from being able to create boards. One of the nice features is that you can search for images or videos from within the site. Unfortunately, the results are very limited. The tool isn't the best for more than just a small amount of information due the the layout, and is a limiting choice for student creation.