How I Use It
I use eSpark in addition to paper and pencil, small group, and individualized instruction for my resource room. It allows me to set missions that align to their IEP goals. I have my students go on it for 30 minutes a day in math and reading. Students enjoy the videos, quests, and love telling me about their successes. I love being able to assign mini lessons to the students and looking at their growth after one session. It helps me decide where to go instructionally from that point. Data that it gives on each student is priceless.
I do not know how I ever went without this program. I am able to tell my students' progress to the tenth of a point. It has changed the way I report data for the progress reports. My life has been so much easier with this tool. My students love celebrating their "high fives"! It makes each student feel successful at their individual level. I love the emails that give me insight as to who is struggling and who needs praise. Each student has made tremendous growth in 12 weeks! I consider eSpark to be a must have in every classroom. It will change your life!