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February 10, 2021
Great interactive program
This is a great program that allows me to give my students freedom to work and discuss over certain topic on their own while still being able to see how they are progressing. I believe it is a great interactive tool to use in and out of the classroom that will only help my students. They can personalize how the learn and have use of all the great tools that the program has for the students.Continue reading
February 11, 2020
this works but while you are on a problem you can press pause and play repetedly to see the answers later on in video
hi this is not good never use plzContinue reading
March 2, 2018
Great App for dynamic studies
It worked for me , simple and efficient. not over flashy like other apps. just to the point to not diverge attention.Continue reading
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December 8, 2015
Terrific tool for teaching literacy in any content area!
This is a tremendous tool for teaching literacy in any subject area. Easy to set up and use, and incredible powerful.Continue reading
November 28, 2015
Close Reading Made Easier with Built-in Supports and Collaboration
Actively Learn is a protected e-reader that allows teachers to embed scaffolding, collaboration, and assessment into a text. Teachers are able to provide students assistance and motivation needed for close reading. Actively Learn starts off as a free service, but its best features come at a cost. The best feature being the in-depth student data. It can take some time to scaffold a document for students, but can easily be shared with teachers in your building or district. Ready-made text is available in the Actively Learn catalog, however most of the content is for middle and high school students. Actively Learn has a lot to offer to enhance close reading instruction across curricular areas.Continue reading
October 29, 2015
Amazing Platform for Differentiated Reading
Overall I felt that this platform was wonderful for providing struggling readers with opportunities to feel successful. This platform allows teachers to personalize the reading experiences and provide students with choices. Having the opportunity to tailor reading selections to meet student needs is crucial for growth and development. I am now able to provide students with better opportunities to develop and enhance their reading vocabulary. I can assess student understanding and mastery of key concepts and track progress along the way. Advanced readers can read the story, while struggling readers have the option to have the story read-aloud to them. Students can progress at their own pace while also having opportunities to read stories on their instructional reading levels. I would highly recommend this platform to all educators because it is a wonderful tool for providing students with more personalized learning opportunities.Continue reading
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October 23, 2015
Active Learner - setting my expectations high for future e readers since...now!
Actively Learn is a fantastically interactive e-reader great for differentiation or for ELL students. I will say that it is not the most thrilling app, but the content and the ability to assess in real time gives ample reasoning for teachers to highly consider using this within their class. Supporting note taking skills, encouraging classroom questions, discussions, built in dictionary, and pre -made assessments will help teachers teach, and not just be one more item teachers need to incorporate. I would suggest the creators of Actively Learn incorporate some type of point system, or badge system that gives students more excitement to actually use the app.Continue reading
October 11, 2015
Are We All Reading Teachers? – Actively Learn Thinks So!
Actively Learn is an application that provides teachers with resources to work with students in close reading techniques in literature and informational text. Graphite lists the site as an English/Language Arts tool; however, that is not an entirely fair assessment. While Language Arts instruction is often done in English classes, social studies teachers (like myself), and others outside the traditional English classroom who are committed to integrating reading and writing skills into all the disciplines, can advantage their students by using this tool. Actively Learn has a number of useful features that allow teachers to assess student progress using innovative techniques. Teachers can incorporate questions and comments in the text that point students to the areas of greatest importance from the reading. Students can highlight the text as well. This feature teaches students to identify important ideas (a lost art in reading history texts). Individual learners can interact with classmates and the teacher on questions of content or issues. The site’s designers have also incorporated places at the end of each page for teachers to ask questions and evaluate students’ understanding of the meaning of a passage or passages. Actively Learn’s creators provide questions within free texts from the site. These questions, based on Common Core Standards, free teachers (especially novices) from some of the difficulty of forming higher-level questions for their students. More importantly, the developers provide skilled instructors with ways to align teacher-developed questions to common core standards in readings that the teacher can add to text in his site. This enables instructors potentially to collaborate on the same text, theoretically resulting in higher quality assignments. The data one is able to collect from student interaction with selected material is rich, plentiful and useful. One can evaluate how much time each student spent reading the assignment. They can also answer questions within the text that teachers can assess for student understanding, and provide four point, rubric-based assessment that directs students to ideas they are expressing well and those that need additional work. Performance data can be acquired for the whole class or for individual students, making Actively Learn an ideal tool for formative assessment in reading and writing. Despite its many excellent features, Actively Learn has some drawbacks. Teacher-added materials may be in violation of copyright law, so it would be prudent to make oneself aware of the Fair Use statutes before using teacher-reproduced materials on this site. Further, it can be difficult to use teacher uploaded Portable Document Format (PDF) items with this application. These appear to be minor issues in a site that has so much potential to improve students’ learning.Continue reading
March 17, 2015
Keep students accountable for their reading, easy-peasy!
It has works fairly well with all our students, even the younger ones. I like that I can share my assignments with other teachers in my school or publicly, and I really like that my students and I can add our own notes, read a-loud, highlight, define, etc. It is incredibly easy to set up and make assignments. I don't like that with PDFs you can only add questions at the end and that re-assigning an assignment can be a pain, but overall it is an awesome tool to make sure students are getting their reading done!Continue reading
January 7, 2015
Great Web Tool
Ready-made common core aligned questions and notes are available for both teachers and students. I like the fact that teachers can gather the stories for the students and assign questions, notes and videos in the reading materials of the students. I think this is a great tool that will help the students understand what they are reading. I love that you can juxtaposition things along side the paragraph that you assign for the students to read.Continue reading