Teacher Review For iTooch 6th Grade Language Arts

Great for ELA quizzes

Hollie G.
Instructional Coach
North Fairview Elementary School
Topeka, KS
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
We used this app some during our reading workshop as one of the options, and sometimes they played this individually depending on the day. I did try using this in small groups as review, and that did not work because students were not individually accountable then, and some students were relying on others to answer many of the questions.
My Take
I feel like this app was overpriced for what it is. I was hoping after some of the quizzes were completed there would be games to play with that skill, but it only goes on to the next skill. My students loved this app the first few days, and then hated it after that because there was no real incentive to them for playing. I also wish it had some reporting component so I could easily access how my students did on their skills, but I have to look at each iPad individually for that information. If you have money to spend on apps, I think there are better ELA options out there.