Lalilo has been a Godsend for my struggling 1st grade students during Covid-19.
If I cannot work with my struggling readers in person, this is the next best thing. Well, OK, I hate to say it, but for ADD kids, it might even be better than coming all the way to my classroom and getting distracted by everything they see. With Lalio, their eyes become transfixed on what the screen shows them. They know exactly what they are supposed to do, and if they don't, I tell them to press the button again to hear the directions. I wish my own students hung on to my every word like that!
How I Use It
I was struggling with how to keep my 1st grade students with low attention spans engaged during remote learning, but then I found Lalilo.
I was able to do one-on-one lessons via Zoom and have students share their screen with me. That way, they were in control of the learning, but I supervised and guided them. Parents will need to help set their children log and and set up the share screen, but after a few times, the kids learn how to log on and share the screen themselves. If they goofed off, I could stop the screen sharing until they got back on track. I thought my students might get bored of it after a while, but they haven't! I love being able to see the kids' eyes as they read their own screen and watch their faces glow with pride as they become readers.