Teacher Review for Skybrary – Kids Books & Videos

Everybody loves Reading Rainbow.

Sedley A.
Media specialist/librarian
Fair Grove Elementary School
Thomasville, United States
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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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I subscribed for about a year. I used the app by plugging my iPad up to my projector. I'm a media coordinator, so I used it for "story time". My story times are moving in a digital direction, so this fits in nicely. I also used it with my adult ESL students and they enjoyed it too, both projected for whole group enjoyment or with work in pairs.
My Take
I love the app, but find it rather pricey ($30 for 6 months). It's impossible for me to get my district or school to pay for in-app purchases, especially those that are subscription, so I had to let it go (I was paying out of pocket). It would be easier for me and my coworkers if it were a one time purchase. My students loved it and my daughter loved collecting the stickers. If there is an easier way to purchase it in the future I could be tempted to come back.