How I Use It
I introduced Lalilo to my students, and they were immediately hooked. I showed them how it worked and that we could use it in class together, individually, or at home.
There were some glitches and things to work around here and there. But it didn't stop students from wanting to use it, and progressing through the levels. Sometimes it still has some issues functioning on iPads (at school), so we mostly use it on the Chromebooks. I have been using it with my students for about a year, and have tried it in 8 different grade 1 & 2 classes, and most students are still very engaged and excited to play each time.
I like how attractive the graphics are, I can tell that the students enjoy them and it keeps them interested. It also help that Lalilo is always updating and changing a bit. It definitely supports my students in their listening and reading. I like that it is another way for them to get exposed to the sounds they're learning.
Recently, some students/parents have complained that the levels suddenly jump in difficulty too quickly, for their (child's) ability. We will be working through this.
I am happy this tool can be used at home and at school, and that, as a teacher, it shows me everyone's progress and development, as well as areas where they may need some extra help and support.
In general, I am very satisfied with how this tool has engaged and motivated my students, and it has gotten them excited to play and learn and progress in their language class.