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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Kha A. , Parent
Parent
5
Great game!

It's a great teaching tool. It teaches children how to script but I recommend that you tell your children to stay away from games like High School games, life in paradise' Boys and Girls dance club and Meep City. This is because there is inappropriate content on that game. Some games may be violent but if you die in a game your body falls apart but in some PvP games etc. Phantom Forces there is blood when you die.

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