Teacher Review for PenPal Schools

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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Pen Pals is a great tool to use in any class that is introducing new cultures to the classroom. I think it could make a big impact in a history class, social studies class, or a geography class where students are becoming more familiar with other countries and how their lives differ from other students around the world. It is great for students at any level of learning because there are many tools that are provided in order to satisfy the needs of all students.
My Take
Pen Pals is a wonderful resource that can be used by all students. I like that the product included video content for each focused area and also provided follow-up questions for students to further investigate if they desired. This product is well-organized and easy to navigate no matter what age you are teaching. I think students could benefit from the use of this product because there is written information, pictures, and vocabulary words all provided on the same page which gives students a more in-depth understanding of different cultures. It is also a product that allows students to take a step further and get into contact with students of the cultures they are learning about. I think that for the middle school ages, this can be integrated into learning how to write letters and talk to people different from them.