Teacher Review for eSpark

Very engaging academic program!

Yendri L.
Classroom teacher
Bodine ES
Oklahoma City,
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I would use this in my 3rd grade classroom during literacy and math centers. One of our stations was eSpark where students would practice whatever skills we were working on.
My Take
My students absolutely loved this program! They would beg me to use it. I really liked how easy it was to give differentiated assignments to all students and how it allowed my students to work independently and focus on their unique goals. I also liked that it gives you immediate data to see what students are understanding or struggling with. One thing I didn't like was that my kids began to "outsmart" the program and would get on other random games instead of staying with the eSpark website and pacing, so it does require some active monitoring. Overall, it's a very awesome program and I would recommend it to any educator especially if you teach in the older grades (3rd and above).