Teacher Review for LightSail

AR has been eclipsed by this hands-on, research-based digital tool which focuses on empowering the reader with high standards aligned to Core Curriculum!

Kristin S.
Classroom teacher
Miller Elementary School
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Having taught everything from Special Needs to GATE, K-8, I would use LightSail in 2-8th grades at this point.
My Take
Imagine being able to track a student's reading rate, comprehension, and written responses to standards-based assessments in real-time! Picture yourself giving that student immediate feedback, or 1:1 intervention, because you are able to digitally monitor each of your students' progress individually? And that kid in the corner holding the iPad? A quick glance at his profile confirms that he is off-task and needs to be redirected. My prior experience with literature assessment was with the old-school "student reads the book and takes the multiple-guess test" after completing the text. Those days have been eclipsed by a hands-on, research-based digital tool which focuses on empowering the reader with high standards aligned to Core Curriculum. Reading competency increases, writing skills are strengthened, and students feel successful. Wow! This is a Win-win year in any classroom!