Product Review of Scoutlier
Scoutlier is a tool designed to assist learners with personal or group research work. It helps them to choose topics that they prefer to work with. It is useful for learners working on their International Baccalaureate (IB) extended essay or an AP capstone research project. Scoutlier can be used to collect data such as size and salinity of ponds or data from artificial intelligence (AI) aerial vehicles that monitor changes along the coasts.
What Users Love About the App
“Kids get excited about gathering data about the world around them. Mobile tools make it easy to take data collection outside of the classroom.”
“Students have limited tools with which to gather their data. However, teachers and students are empowered to design investigations in their own way.”
“Assignments and tools are fully integrated with Google Classroom. It’s funded by the Office of Naval Research, and Junior Research opportunities are available to work with Naval Researchers.”
“I really liked how I could lesson plan in the app and host videos and instructional material in one place. All kids needed was an Assignment Code to access the work. As a teacher I can look at students individual work, or I can look at the class as a whole data set. I does much more than I hoped it would and works easier than I expected.”