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Pros: Course lessons are beautifully illustrated and engaging, and teachers can create and customize lessons.
Cons: There's little room for differentiation since courses are assigned to a class as a whole.
Bottom Line: Vocabulary, spelling, and typing platform goes beyond typical rote memorization and practice.
How Can I Teach with This Tool?
EdClub is a teaching and learning platform that includes a Vocabulary & Spelling product alongside the existing TypingClub. It has a School Edition and an Individual Edition. The School Edition can be used by teachers, schools, or districts. Teachers can use it with content curated by EdClub or create their own, and can track students' progress. The Individual Edition has a student dashboard and customization options. Note that the free version contains ads and limited features. Try the Pro version using the free trial to test-drive all of the features.
Many teachers will recognize the TypingClub exercises and games, which are now under the EdClub umbrella. But now there's also a Vocabulary & Spelling component, and more subjects to come. Each sequence of Common Core-aligned lessons is divided by grade level. Students begin with a beautifully illustrated course video that delves into word parts, definitions, and word usage. After the video, students answer brief questions or are asked to type in words that were taught. Students play a variety of games and can earn stars, points, and badges. Accessibility options are available: Videos have closed-captioning, and teachers can personalize learning for each student by selecting font size or activating the voice narration. Plus there are multilingual options. Students can use EdClub as a web-based tool or via the student iPad app that's free with a teacher account.