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App Review

TinkerBox

Learning Rating:
4
Teacher Rating:
4

Fantastic physics puzzler puts a virtual maker faire in kids' hands

Field Note
MY RATING
Overall Rating 4
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support Not Rated
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time
Less than 5 minutes
Great for
Creation
Homework
Practice
Small group
Great with
Advanced learners
General

Teacher Review for TinkerBox

That hands on, digital style of learning "hooks" your students.

Submitted November 3, 2013

My Take

This type of exercise can actually be as valuable as even the best of lectures. That hands on, figure it out yourself style of learning has the ability to "hook" your students, or reinforce complicated topics.

How I Use It

Sometimes you can even use this as a tool to introduce new ideas. They can see the need for them, or see what you are about to study. Or, after a long lecture with note taking, use this so they can actually learn something.
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