How I Use It
I use abcya in my technology classroom as a tool for students to learn in a format that allows them to choose the content or main subject focus and learn at their pace. Students really enjoy playing the games and the content really delivers valid information in a way that makes learning fun! Specially I used the keyboard practice for one of our first technology classes to help students learn where the letters and numbers of the keyboard are located. It really helped my students because some had little to no experience using the computers at the school or at home. I use the website as a tool for early learners for star testing or as a reward that offers learning fun.
I think the content is great and students really enjoy it! My only complaint is there is a section of the website at the very bottom that offers no learning content and has just game content. I often find my students on this section if I do not stay on top of them during whole group technology time. I feel that if there was a way to assign parts of the website or limit the game playing it could save myself some time. However, overall the site offers valid information and has great tools for learning that my students really love!