Teacher Review For Awesome Stories

Great learning tool for students, parents, and educators

Melissa P.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this site for over ten years but have been using the Gold level membership for the past two years and it is well worth the small investment to have access to the additional resources. I have used this site in a teacher directed lesson pulling up resources from the site and projecting on the SmartBoard for the whole class, I have created learning tasks to be completed as homework, I have had students create their own stories that could be published on the site, and I have allowed students to use the site to collect research for their assignments.
My Take
This is a wonderful teaching tool that I could not live without. I have had students create stories, complete specific learning tasks aligned with the standards, research a topic of their choice, and use this site as a way to access primary documents. I like that there are so many resources (videos, images, text, audio, website links, etc.) available on the site for free.