Teacher Review For Starfall ABCs

A useful yet stunted sliver of its browser-based companion

Steve B.
Classroom teacher
Henry Highland Garnet/PS 175M
Manhattan, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with ELL
Special needs
How I Use It
When students require additional phonics practice and tire of our physical resources, Starfall ABCs explicitly drills students using the same phonemic skills practiced throughout instructional blocks. The ability to digitally interact with the set of letters helps students develop a cause-and-effect relationship with the app.
My Take
Since the website provides such a wellspring of resources to indulge students, I would like for the mobile platform to more closely resemble that in future updates.