Teacher Review for My Pop Studio

Gamified solution to teaching media influence.

Crystal E.
Classroom teacher
Centennial Public School
Utica, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this site with a small group of students to trial for our propaganda and media influence units. Students enjoyed playing the music and experimenting.with different movie types. We could not get the comic maker to work. Students understood the point was to learn to evaluate media, but said they were able to avoid actually "learning" by skipping around in the game.
My Take
It would be a great tool to use as an extension or homework to support in class learning. However, I feel that I could cover the objective quicker than having them use the site. There are, however, curriculums available that could make the learning more directed. It is also geared toward girls, and the male students picked up quickly on that.