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.
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.