Thursday, June 21, 2012

EDU App Review: Tinkerbox!

EDUApp Review: Tinkerbox!

Tinkerbox is a FREE iPad app where students of all ages can figure out how to manipulate mechanical systems to achieve stated goals for different levels or create their own systems.

This app would be great to use in physics or physical science courses to help students learn how to apply physics concepts like force, motion, vectors, gravity, etc.  Each level has a different goal that could be linked to national or state standards.

Tinkerbox could also be used in guided inquiry or project-based learning  Teachers could have students show them when they have figured out the solutions for each stage or have them create a system according to a rubric. Students could record and post their efforts to a blog or learning management system as a performance-based assessment.

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