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Teacher, School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School

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Usage: I would use this product to build Pre-K and K students literacy and numeracy skills.

Strengths: Two positives are: Help kids develop basic literacy skills - letter and sounds combination Kids are learning while having FUN

Suggestions for Improvement: It would be great if the work the students did on the ipad could be recorded as they are doing the work, so that the teacher would have a record what the work the student is doing. Yes, the program allows for the teacher to record the work, but not everything is being recorded only what is manually recorded by the teacher.

Verdict: I would recommend that we use this product because we currently don't have any FUN way to engage our students in the learning of the basic skills they will need to begin their journey of becoming readers and writers

Asst. Principal, School Type: Elementary School, Middle School

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Usage: I would recommend this to my MS teachers, this is a creative way for students to learn facts about social studies while problem solving.

Strengths: The graphics of Dig It is incredible. The students would enjoy playing it, while learning at the same time.

Suggestions for Improvement: It could be improved upon it it was aligned with common core standards It was made for different platforms such as Chrome Books.

Verdict: I would recommend it because the students would enjoy the roman history knowledge they would gain, but learning it through a game and not a textbook.

Grade Level Chair, School Type: Middle School, College Prep School

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Usage: Enrichment and extra practice. I can see having students use this to enhance and reinforce topics taught in class.

Strengths: Using History theme to explore a few subjects. I like that students step in as archeologists. They enjoy personified games.

Suggestions for Improvement: More devices More subjects More advanced levels Would like to see more for 7th and 8th grade

Verdict: I think it has potential, but I would like to see expanded to a broader base. As a science teacher, I would like to see some science based games, but not too basic.

Vicki, Fourth Grade. School Type: Elementary School, BYOD Devices

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Usage: It could be a centers game station in the classroom.

Strengths: I like the math questions and problem solving within the game. It include information about history and life in ancient times. It is cool to incorporate both.

Suggestions for Improvement: If it was applied to the Common Core standards and the games were able to have students practice different standards. It would also be awesome if with each kid, it kept track of how they did and teachers could see who struggled on which problem.

Verdict: It has information on ancient civilizations and some math components, but it would not be something that I could see students using every day. Only if they were in a unit that was about the ancient civilization that there were learning about.

Teacher, School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population, Project Based School

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Usage: If I used it in my room it would be for math review and games for the students to have fun with the games. However I don't think the students will be fully engaged bc it can get boring after while.

Strengths: The math focus is good.

Suggestions for Improvement: Have it more engaging. Let the student move around the board and not just stay in one place.

Verdict: I'm not against it not fully for it. I would need to see what other applications this game can do to try to bring up information. Even though it teaches history, but will you branch out to other ages too?

Special Ed, School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population

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Usage: I would use this to help my students gain interest in ancient times

Strengths: This game seems really fun and engaging.

Suggestions for Improvement: More rigorous academic games, more options for younger students. Supports for those who cannot read.

Verdict: I would say this is a fun easy way to get students engaged in social studies

Gerald, Staff Development. School Type: High School

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Usage: Tool to teach world history

Strengths: Do not see any advantages of this product

Suggestions for Improvement: Add in subject area problem solving, not puzzles it does not prepare kids for Anything, create more than just. Single subject and need more than one topic to be useful for schools

Verdict: It is too basic, no high level thinking, just surfaces el knowledge. Game that is geared to middle school and a single topic within a subject area

Dawn, Teacher. School Type: Middle School, Low Income Population

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Usage: I would use it to reinforce basic math skills so that y student would not be drilled and killed but be able to practice skills as needed to reinforce basic skills needed for further mathematics exploration

Strengths: great layouts for middle school students and lower achieving kids without the primary graphics nice that the teacher can choose skills to work on for the student to practice during the game

Suggestions for Improvement: no way for students to log into thier own account or to progress monitor

Verdict: looks like a user friendly way to have students learn, math reading and SS all in a game setting

Shannon, 4th Grade And Tech Liaison. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, 1:1 Devices, Blended Learning

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Usage: During math workshops and Center rotations while I teach small group. Every day

Strengths: Free app, great to use during Center rotations. Kids will love using it and receiving a challenge. Vocabulary applicable to students.

Suggestions for Improvement: - add teacher aspect where we can designate games to particular students
- student logins to track progress
- web based for easy access through our go devices in BCPS

Verdict: This app is free. I would recommend this to my colleagues to use with their students during workshop and Center rotations.

AMy, Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, 1:1 Devices

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Usage: The games are amazing and super engaging! What a great way to learn information in a fun and engaging way!

Strengths: Just plain amazing! What a great way for students to explore cultures that they are unfamiliar with and take away soo much from the experience. The platform is engaging and fun!

Suggestions for Improvement: continue to make fun products

Verdict: Bring to life a culture that students can not relate to in a very relateable way. students love to play games ...this is perfect

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