Teacher Review for Front Row

Set up your students to focus on the common core standards that they need to succeed.

Nathan P.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I have been using this with a fourth grade math class to help them work on measurement and data concepts to get ready for our state tests. I was able to set up the class fairly easily and assign them all the specific standards that I wanted to. I was then able to track their progress through the teacher dashboard. With the free version, I was only able to make 1 assignment at a time so I had to put all three fourth grade classrooms into one.
My Take
Overall, it is good practice. It is not great for introducing or teaching concepts. The how-to videos are not the greatest and not always specific to the type of question that the student may be on. I did like that it shows the students the names of other students in the class that were successful with that type of question which led to some very positive peer to peer interaction. While we were in the process of using it, they took away the team aspect. It had originally generated daily teams that it randomly placed the students on for some competition. My students really liked that and I put out rewards each day. The update seems to have taken away the team placement.