Teacher Review For PebbleGo

Informative, easy to use app, with excellent, kid-friendly graphics.

Danielle M.
STEM Leader
Golf Middle School
Morton Grove, IL
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This was used for a classroom project to help have our students work with 2nd grade students research on their IPads for a solar system project. The material was easy for them to find and the app is very easy for 6,7 and 8 year-olds to move in and out of very easily. The only draw back was that some non-fiction material was not updated. For example, one student was completing a project on Neptune and it still reported that there was 13 moons, which was updated almost a year ago. This can be a drawback for young kids as they tend to "hold grudges" when they are given "misinformation",
My Take
The colorful nature of the app, immediately draws the kids in. It is super user friendly and easy to move in and out and search for information for children of all ability levels. It allows children to begin the concept of non-fiction on their own without the assistance of an adult, the material is truly written at a level that all kids can reach. Again, the drawback seemed that some of the scientific facts were not updated. Considering that it has access to the internet, I would hope that the would update basic scientific facts in order to keep the app viable.