Teacher Review for Lalilo

Wonderful for Special Education Students (and Teachers!)

Deanna C.
Special education instructor
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
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
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In the classroom, I use Lalilo for multiple purposes. This program easily differentiates and measures their instruction for me, and creates great results for the students. They often will work in small groups or individually while I'm able to do an assessment or quick check with one student at a time. They are highly engaged with the program, asking me by name if they can work during their free time. They are always excited to tell me when they have reached a story or earned a badge. I have even started integrating the badges into Schoology so they can share their progress in multiple places.
My Take
love the fact that it can help me differentiate the needs of my many students on many levels. I work in Special Education and can have a single classroom with seven students on levels varying from Early Literacy knowledge (barely recognizing letters) to students who only need help with upper-level diphthongs or spelling rules. This makes assigning the students what they need so quickly and easy that like the old commercial used to say "Even a caveman could do it." They have to take a simple assessment at the beginning of their journey to check their skills (which isn't even called an assessment to the students so they don't become intimidated at the idea), and then they begin their journey. They are always quick to ask me if they get to keep adventuring, even after we're done!