Teacher Review For Sploder

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Taylor W.
Classroom teacher
International Christian School
Shek Mun, ShaTin, Hong Kong,
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Math
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used sploder as a PBL option for my students. The students were required to share their testimony of their walk with God (for New Testament Class). Students were able to build their story using Sploder by creating games that mimicked their lives. Students creatively brought their characters through different levels that illustrated the ups and downs that they had experienced. Students then took the presentation to the next level by screencasting themselves playing the games, then recording a voiceover to present their life. The final products offered a vivid and creative view into the students lives.
My Take
Sploder is a really great tool that offers students a first look at game based learning. I believe that if the opportunity arises, students can use this tool to be creative, offering opportunities for students to produce new information, rather than consuming from other sources. Sploder has more uses as well that expand outside of my subject. Though the support is difficult, I would still recommend this tool for a middle school use.