Review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Education | Updated April 2012
Overall Rating
3

Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return?
5

A never-ending (and continually evolving) supply of creative and fun challenges to explore. The creativity of thousands of young developers is often exciting, amusing, and inspiring.

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer?
4

This virtual design tool helps users craft virtual worlds and activities. However, kids are likely to learn almost as much from playing and chatting about the user-contributed games.

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students?
2

While there is a wiki with detailed design information, using Roblox' basic design tool can be confusing. Kids will find that they need to reach out to the active player community for help.


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