Teacher Review For Project Noah

Fun Science tool that allows for research and exploration.

kdwyer4
Classroom teacher
Mildred L Day School
Arundel, ME
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My Rating 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I used this as an exploratory tool only, as we had already completed our research projects. Students seemed to enjoy the photographs, but didn't really actively engage in the information components of this website. I would envision using this as a whole group lesson where I could project the information onto a SMARTBOARD and access the research components on different organisms.
My Take
Project Noah is a neat website that students can use to explore different organisms in the environment. I am not sure thought without direct teacher supervision, that Project Noah will allow students real learning opportunities, as it is up to the student as to whether or not they click on the additional information about the organism. I think students would love browsing through the photos more than actually researching the particular organism without direction. There is also a privacy concern with regards to students uploading photos which can be viewed by anyone.