- combining knowledge
- using and applying technology
- applying information
- problem solving
ProsFree, well-designed program gives students immediate support and compiles the data to help you improve your teaching.
ConsCreating content and editing included materials requires much time and energy; end product depends on teacher time investment.
Bottom LineAlthough limited in certified content, it's a solid tool for gathering critical data to support students’ academic growth.
The teacher dashboard allows teachers to view their class, the coursework that have been assigned, and content available. Teachers can also access a roster of students enrolled in the class and the reports generated from completed assignments.
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Students complete assignments and receive instant feedback. Students might not be more engaged using this program instead of textbooks (because both rely mainly on text), but the support caters to students’ individual progress.
Students can receive some feedback as they complete assignments, but their experience largely depends on what their teachers assign. More flexible options for exploration would help kids own their learning and solidify their understanding.
Students receive help while completing their assignments and can access their results immediately. The content is text-based, but can be edited to include more images and videos that will make learning more accessible.
Initially, teachers must put time into searching through the provided content in order to assign relevant work. If a teacher's content area is not available through the pre-created content, teachers can create their own. Once this preparation is done, it's a straightforward program to implement. When students complete the assignments, teachers will have access to a report that shows who answered correctly, if hints were used, when the work was completed, and how long it took each student to answer each question. Furthermore, Assistments will break down the data by question and show the trends of incorrect answers. With this information, teachers can go over specific questions in class to drive home a concept or skill.Read More Read Less
Assistments is a tool for assigning work that supports greater student learning through the use of immediate feedback. At its core, the site is an online form of homework with the added perk of help embedded in each question. Teachers create sections of classes in which their students enroll, and then assign work to a specific section. Once this happens, students will be able to access the assignment and complete it at their own pace, taking breaks if needed.
Assistments provides content for many subjects, but its focus is on math. There are certified math assignments and skill builders for students grades 2-12. Teachers can create their own content through the builder page or use content created by others in the site's public shared folder.Read More Read Less
Assistments makes it easier for teachers to support their students and help them reach their potential. The program is fairly engaging and encourages students to work hard through scaffolding and hints that are available for each question. Although the students have limited choices about the type of work they complete, the program is adaptable and responsive. The assignments and skill-builder programs assess student understanding and reinforce foundational knowledge. When students struggle with a concept, they don't have to search through a textbook to find help; instead, they click the hint button. Both students and teachers have access to reports from the assignments so that learning can be adjusted as needed. The program relies on text to communicate and help students through problems, which might be difficult for ELLs. That being said, teachers can edit the content and include more visual and audio resources. Overall, this is a nice tool for assigning and assessing homework, but its success depends on the teacher's hard work in advance.Read More Read Less
See how teachers are using Assistments
- Know how well students did on their homework before they walk into the classroom.Mike D.
Ephraim Curtis Middle School
Sudbury, MA4November 30, 2015
- ASSISTments: Great Way to Assess Understanding (formatively speaking ;-)!Sally B.
Falmouth Middle School
Falmouth, ME5November 25, 2015