App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: Contraption Maker
Summary: Solve problems, puzzles, brain teasers while creating wacky machines
Pros: Full-featured puzzle game offers ample opportunities for building conceptual knowledge.
Cons: Teachers will need to build the bridge from fun to actual learning.
Bottom Line: Hands-on problem-solving leads to great fun and independent learning with the right curricular wrap-around to make connections between what kids are doing and what they need to know.
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