Teacher Review For Starfall ABCs

Phonics ...not so much

Daniella V.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this app with k-2 students in the library. They were very excited to play games on the computers. This was a nice way, especially for the younger students to learn appropriate expectations of computer use.
My Take
My gripe with the program is I feel as though the educational component of learning the fundamentals of phonics gets lost in the animations. I recommend it as a fun activity for after instruction or as a reward for excellent work during the lesson. Should be free in my opinion.