Teacher Review For ABCya!

A variety of educational activities and interactive games available for K-5 students.

Lindsay F.
Classroom teacher
Parkview Elementary School
Fort Worth, TX
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Animation for the basics of creating stop-animation movies. Last year my students created their own films by using the animation program to create stop-animation films (such as reenacting the Boston Tea Party by drawing simple boats and stick figures) and then they narrated their movie and filmed it using our iPod touches. It was an incredible learning experience!
My Take
ABCYa.com is a go-to site for me and for my students. They choose it frequently for free time activities. When I need to explain a basic concept (such as animation) I love to use ABCYa.com games (like the Animation software) to demonstrate and allow students to practice. Some of the activities are placed in the wrong grade level, in my opinion, but overall the balance of activities is great. I use the keyboarding activities for everything from K to 5th.