Pocket Dinosaurs Free

Pocket Dinosaurs Free contains videos about a variety of dinosaurs and dinosaur-related topics, such as fossils, paleontology, and evolution. From the app’s main screen, users can tap the topic that interests them, and Pocket Dinosaurs Free will show them a video related to the topic. While viewing the video, users can tap the “Fossil Finder” button, and the app will link to a map that shows where the dinosaur lived. Instructional Ideas Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show students a video about a dinosaur. After viewing the video, teachers can have students summarize it,…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.1
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 6.7

6.6

Pocket Dinosaur Free: An App for Dinosaurs

Summary : Dinosaur Exploration Here!

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Pocket Dinosaurs Free contains videos about a variety of dinosaurs and dinosaur-related topics, such as fossils, paleontology, and evolution. From the app’s main screen, users can tap the topic that interests them, and Pocket Dinosaurs Free will show them a video related to the topic. While viewing the video, users can tap the “Fossil Finder” button, and the app will link to a map that shows where the dinosaur lived.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show students a video about a dinosaur. After viewing the video, teachers can have students summarize it, restate three important details about the dinosaur in the video, or brainstorm a question they have about the dinosaur that was not answered in the video.
  2. Teachers can use this app as a guided-learning exercise. To do so, teachers can assign students a dinosaur to study. Next, students can view the video of the dinosaur included in this app. Teachers can then have students answer questions about the dinosaur, such as: (1) Where and when did the dinosaur live? (2) What did the dinosaur eat? (3) How big was the dinosaur? Students can respond to these questions in writing.
  3. Teachers can allow students to explore the videos in this app independently. Next, students can choose their favorite dinosaur. Finally, students can make a clay model, diorama, or piece of art of the dinosaur. They can also include information about the dinosaur, such as: (1) when it lived, (2) what it ate, and (3) how big it was.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

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