Teacher Review For Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Magic E in phonics for grade 1

Ryann G.
Special Education Instructor
P.S. 129 John H Finley
New York, NY
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product to spice up my phonics lessons for grade 1. The app allowed students to create the letter in the air with their magic finger while it appeared on the Smart-board. Also when showing students how to form the letter it worked nice because my body was not blocking students' view. I created my lessons on an Ipad and then I inserted them into a smart-note to be viewed on Smart-board.
My Take
I like this product for phonics because it was more engaging than students watching the teacher. Phonics instruction tends to get repetitive and possibly boring for students so this was a way to bring them back and engage them. It could also be helpful if students miss a day of school they could view the missed letter sounds. This link is an example video I made. I didn't always use the volume on the video, but for absent students it could be helpful. https://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/letter-f/11600697/?s=nvKBi6