Teacher Review for eSpark

The "Wow" of technology integration for kids

Victor C.
Classroom teacher
James Madison Charter Academy School
Colorado Springs, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use it in both 2nd and 3rd grades to reinforce lesson retention and preparation for higher-level thinking. It is also great for remediation with certain students that might not quite have a conceptual grasp of particular topics.
My Take
I think that this is a great teaching tool to engage once the main lesson has already been introduced. This would not be a good "instead of" direct instruction tool, but I don't think it was ever intended to replace direct instruction.