Teacher Review for ABCmouse for Teachers

Wonderful Differentiation Tool!

Sabrina B.
Technology Teacher
P.S. 282 Park Slope
Brooklyn, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Since I teach students in grades Kindergarten through 5th, this is a great way to differentiate the literacy instruction for my younger learners and to help my older learners catch up if the are behind. Each student is able to log in on their own computers, which is great once the teacher has logged in once on each device.
My Take
I like the fact that each students can have their own specialized lesson that goes according to their pace and their needs. It also provides a a lot of different activities to keep students engaged, such as videos, games, puzzles, coloring, etc. However, it is very difficult and time consuming to set up for multiple students. Also, I find that unless you are on top of the kids, the computer does not prompt them to go to more challenging levels (e.g., levels 1, 2 or 3 on puzzles) and sometimes students figure out how to just get through an activity (e.g., fast forward through the videos) in order to get to the tickets.