Teacher Review For Goalbook Toolkit

Goalbookapp.com is a great website filled with resources and tools aligned to Common Core and Universal Design for Learning

Marla Kay D.
Classroom teacher
Forest Lake Education Center
Longwood, FL
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I like the lesson formats, which are sorted by grade level and subject.Common Core standards. Universal Design strategies as well as mild, moderate and intense levels of support are included for teacher use. For example, when using the Reading standard for 6th grade, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, a teacher could choose to have students compare text to a video. In addition to the resources listed above, strategies for engagement and expression are also available for teachers to implement as needed.
My Take
There is a host of strategies and resources on this website that assist teachers as they support all students. The only "con" I see, could be the price. A single teacher membership is currently $595 a year. District pricing is also available. Even though it is pricey, the value for teachers, especially new teachers, is incredible. The ability to customize professional development to any district, adds to the value.