Teacher Review for Meograph

Great multimedia tool to bring together multiple resources on a topic.

Connor P.
Technology Coach/ Afterschool electives teacher
Academy Charter School
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The tool helps meet CCSS: RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue. Students absolutely meet this requirement by bringing multiple elements together in Meograph for a presentation. We have used this tool: * By working individually to create content for end of the year classroom places on a historic person. We then used the Meographs during a showcase where parents had the opportunity to go to stations to view different presentations on figures important in the Dust Bowl. * We have had students use this this program to present the journey of a character in a book and bring to life a fictional character through the resources and mapping tools in the program. This was a good way for students to use fiction and non-fiction sources which also meets CCSS.
My Take
Meograph brings higher level learning into the classroom and allows students to make connections in content using a variety of resources, as well as using different tools to support application of their learning. The site is engaging and allows for flexibility and manipulation of setup so students have a good amount of flexibility in what they create. The program is excellent for summative applications of learning and is presentation friendly IF bandwith is good. The program can sometimes run slow if the feed is not very fast. Also-- students react well to this presentation of content with many options and moveable pieces but adults sometimes find the screen cluttered and hard to follow so understanding the audience you will be presenting to is critical.