Teacher Review For EducationCity

Multifaceted practice activities for reading, math, and science

Ruth O.
Technology coordinator
Victory Elementary School
Portsmouth, VA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
The activities and tools can be used in a number of ways. Sometimes I like to use the activities with a projector whole group, so that I can introduce a concept to the class. The teacher tools are helpful and can usually be used along with the one of the blackline masters included to make a whole different activity. I can use the think it’s for a “do now” activity as the class comes into the room and I take attendance. Then there are the science and math tests that can be used to generate an individualized set of practice activities for each student. The program has so many components and can be mixed up in so many ways to give students additional practice. I’m sure that I’ve only mentioned a few here.
My Take
Kids love the activities in Education City. While the product looks relatively simple, I have found that teachers need training to make the most of it. There is so much more provided other than the activities the students can complete. The data that is collected can help a teacher know when students need some additional small group work. The product is constantly evolving, with new and revamped activities, lesson plans and components all of the time. Activities are correlated to both Common Core and the state standards. The only drawback is that there is no social studies content at all.