Lalilo is AMAZING!
My overall opinion about this teaching tool is to have it in my classroom every year. It helps the students grow, and I get to see the data on what they accomplished or still need help on. What I loved about the program is it is kind of game like. Students earn badges after a certain amount of questions. This makes Lalilo more engaging and students are wanting to get on it more. A way it could better serve the area where I teach is to have a Spanish side. Our school has several dual language classrooms, so having this program in both English and Spanish would be perfect.
How I Use It
I used Lalilo during the lockdown due to Covid-19. My students were able to log into Lalilo from home so they could work on phonics, word families, sight words, and reading comprehension. When we are back in the classroom, I plan on using it for my literacy technology station. Since I teach 1st grade, the only thing I had a hard time with was making sure the students only clicked on their name on the main screen. Other than that, everything worked very well.