How I Use It
In my classroom I use this website as a center for students to practice different content areas. Recently, I used it to have my students practice identifying the value of base ten pictorial representations. This is an engaging website that allows students to customize the game based on level of difficulty. What did not work in the specific game my students played, was that it allowed students to change the level of difficulty as students were playing without accurately passing a prerequisite. I saw many of my students become curious and move on to a higher level when they had not yet mastered the current concept completely, and therefore struggled completing the next level. I would recommend this game to Elementary school parents for home usage, and other elementary school teachers because student truly enjoy playing these games, they are engaged 100% of the time, and are practicing concepts being taught in the classroom.
ABCYa is an engaging website that allows students to gain a 21st century take on learning by utilizing a video game format to practice both reading and math concepts. it is great that there is a website that allows students to practice math and reading while they find learning fun. I really like how some games have at least 3 levels of difficulty, this allows for great differentiation. I also like how students can access all grade levels so that students may practice any skill that is available. I also really like how the games allow students to make mistakes and keep trying until they get the correct answer. Another benefit is some of the games have incentives to get a certain amount of questions correct, which enables students to unlock certain features of the game. I think this is great because students have a goal to work towards achieving instead of just answering questions. I also like how some of the games, for example comparing numbers, creates a game that allows students to race and collect as many numbers that are greater than a given number. I think including these types of games allows students to learn while enabling students to feel as if they are playing a video game. Overall I believe this is a great website students can truly benefit from as it allows students to conquer Reading and Math concepts at all levels of understanding.