How I Use It
This is a great tool to supplement student learning. I used it for small group centers and have had parents install it on devices at home for additional student practice. While it is great for additional practice, I would not use it as a primary teaching tool.
I like the fact that my students are highly engaged when using the program and that they can independently log in and get going without needing a lot of teacher support. This allows me to run centers and meet in small groups for interventions while students are independently working on the iPads. Student engagement does wane over time. I found that toward the end of 2nd grade, the graphics no longer interest most of my students and I moved on to other supplement apps like Khan Academy and TenMarks.