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Best Games, Apps, and Sites for Personalized Learning

When learning isn't attentive to each student's needs, many are likely to check out, either bored and unchallenged or unable to keep up. These great personalized learning tools help teachers put each student first, letting individual interests, abilities, and goals drive learning. They range from subject-specific tools for math and ELA that adjust to students' needs to teacher-focused tools that aid personalized learning design and instruction.

Smartyants.com Visit Website: http://www.smartyants.com
Follow ants through inviting tunnels of literacy and adaptive learning
Grades Pre-K-3
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Goalbook Toolkit Visit Website: https://goalbookapp.com/toolkit-info/
Set tailored targets with pricey but worth-it kit of tools, strategies
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Articulation Station Publisher: Little Bee Speech
Pricey but definitely worth it for kids struggling with pronunciation
Grades K-2
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Redbird Mathematics Visit Website: http://redbirdlearning.com/our-offerings/digital-curriculum/#mathematics
Excellent adaptive math for flipped or blended classrooms
Grades K-7
Type Website
Price Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MobyMax Visit Website: http://www.mobymax.com
Track progress, play games with CCSS-aligned multi-subject lessons
Grades K-8
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
CAST UDL Book Builder Visit Website: http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
Sensitively designed so any student can write and share books
Grades 1-7
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Mindprint Learning Visit Website: http://www.mindprintlearning.com/
Expert feedback and tools designed for individual learner profiles
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Formative Visit Website: http://www.goformative.com
Superb real-time assessment tool a fit for BYOD, 1-to-1
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Actively Learn Visit Website: http://www.activelylearn.com/
Empowering social ereader keeps kids actively, independently engaged
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Knewton Visit Website: https://www.knewton.com/
Adaptive instructional site simplifies lessons, tracks progress
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Duolingo Visit Website: http://duolingo.com/
Stellar language-learning tool feels like a game, teaches solid skills
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Mathspace Visit Website: https://mathspace.co/
Personalized, step-by-step math coaching challenges and adapts
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 2
KnowRe Visit Website: http://www.knowre.com/
Boost math skills with personalized learning, targeted lesson support
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price $20.99 per student per year
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5