Teacher Review for eSpark

Great for Distance Learning Differentiation and Independent Centers

Leila Z.
Classroom teacher
Crestmont School
Richmond, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In the beginning of the year I used it for work during independent centers. Once shelter in place took affect, I used it for differentiated distance learning.
My Take
The kids were generally pretty engaged with the activities. The activities and lessons range from being really on point to being a little obscure for the kids. Sometimes kids just clicked buttons to get through them and learning was not happening, but most of the time they got something out of them. It could be hard for kids to navigate when they were redirected to a new tab. It is great to have real time feedback, but it is not always a perfect reflection of each student's ability. I really appreciated the emails from Espark with recommendations and updates on kids when I had not checked for a bit. Overall, I think it is a very good product. It is not a replacement for teaching, but it is excellent to reinforce learning and to differentiate for students' needs.