Teacher Review for eSpark

Easy to use and the students love it!

Caryn L.
Special education instructor
Holgate Elementary School
Holgate, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used it with small groups and individuals. I even used it while tutoring students 1 on 1. I like to put it up on my smart board and have the group do the problems together. I also like the mini lessons. They were great for a quick time filler. I was able to easily see where my students were in relation to state standards.
My Take
I enjoyed using it as a teaching tool. It is especially helpful for online learning. You can see their progress in real time. You could see their progress in relation to state standards. Some of the songs were a little babyish or annoying at times. I do like that the students can't skip through the videos, but maybe give the teachers the option to enter a password in order to skip certain elements? Overall I love using espark and several of my students are excited when they have extra time to spend on it.