How I Use It
I use Lalilo for an independent learning station. My students use it for a center every day. I love it because it meets the kids where they are at. I have a K-1 split class and I have everything from students who are still working on letters and sounds to students reading on a third grade level. It took a bit of time to get everyone signed in (we were also using new google chrome boxes) and bookmarked, but now they can get on independently. We have had a few issues with the sound on occasion. My kids really love it and are engaged in learning. I reward kids who complete a section (like the forest) with a new book, and it motivates them to keep working. I also love that they can do it at home. I sent the link home to parents, and I have kids who enjoy getting on at home. I use the weekly reports to check on how my students are doing, and what areas they need individual practice in. That helps me tailor my learning groups to meet the needs of my students.
I love Lalilo! I love the weekly reports. They help me see where my students are and what skills I need to work on with who. I like that they also have home reports, although I seldom print them because it uses so much paper. I wish the parents could access the reports at home. I think it would be great if there were more home connections to encourage parents to have the child use the program at home. Our school previously used Lexia, which is an awesome program, but they couldn't afford to purchase the license this year. I love that Lalilo is free, engaging for my students, individually tailored to meet their needs, and tracks their progress.