Teacher Review For Prodigy

Prodigy: Fun for the Whole Class

William B.
Classroom teacher
Deerfield Run Elementary
Laurel, MD
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
In my classroom, I use Prodigy as a Math center and my students love it. I love that in incorporates reading and story telling with basic math knowledge and practice. It is also nice that students can play online at school or at home. One thing that I thought might be better is if the kids got to pick the random numbers assigned for their username, just so that it may be easier for them to remember.
My Take
Overall, I think Prodigy Math is a great teaching tool. It reinforces what is being taught in class and also has questions that will refresh their memory with some basic questions. It does also keep the students involved with an interactive story line. If it were just math question after math question then I think some students would disengage. This actually feels like a video game that they would play at home, but with a bonus of reinforcing what they are learning at school. The only criticism I can give, I have already stated above, about letting them create their whole username so it is easier for them to remember, and for their friends to find them.