Fun and learning all in one
I love using Prodigy! It keeps students engaged by having it be in a game format. In my room they battle each other, and actually help each other to get answers! For ELLs and low readers, there is an audio option that will read it to them. Teachers have a variety of reports to view to see how students are progressing. They can assign standards and questions to students that either need help or need to be challenged. Parents have the option of creating an account to see how their child is progressing and also setting their own goals. And the best part is that it's FREE. Yes there is an option for membership, but all academic parts are FREE.
My only problem, and this is as a bilingual teacher, is that there is not a Spanish language option (especially for parent accounts). But that is a minor issue for a fantastic program.
How I Use It
I have used Prodigy for the past 2-3 years in my room. As I have learned more about the program with the planner and reports, I have assigned my students questions based on what we are learning for the week, spiraling back, and even used it for an intervention camp.