Teacher Review for Generation Genius

Great Resources for Science Class!

Lois D.
Classroom teacher
San Fernando Valley Academy
Northridge, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I will be using Generation Genius for my Online Science Class along with my By Design Science Book. I think it will compliment my science lesson well. I can't wait to try it this fall.
My Take
This is an amazing teaching tool. It has everything the teacher needs for a science lesson. It covers 100% NGSS in California. Generation Genius covers grades K to 8th. Each lesson comes with teachers guide, lesson plan, objectives, videos, before and after video questions, vocabulary, DIY (experiment), exit ticket, and assessments. I love that their videos incorporate students. The videos are very colorful, engaging, and short enough to deliver the important information within their attention span. The questions are relevant and thought provoking. The DIY activities do promote higher order thinking skills, and present open-ended questions, but it can’t be used in the higher level of SAMR framework as is. The teacher has to add the technology part to meet the higher level of SAMR framework.