I love using Freckle as a teaching tool. I like that each student is working on his or her own level. I like that I can monitor their progress, and give specific assignments. I like the benchmark tests, and that I can challenge higher students. Sometimes this is difficult to do.
My only critique would be that sometimes the videos to help with the problems do not exactly match and are not as helpful as they could be.
How I Use It
I use this product for many reasons. Many of them are listed above. I like that the students work on their own levels. I can give benchmark tests and then assign extra practice to students on standards they struggled on. Students can work on various subjects, at their own pace, and they like earning the coins. I use this program as a starter when kids come in for the day, and also for fast finishers. Sometimes the videos the kids watch for extra instruction do not match the problem as well as they could.