Teacher Review for LearnZillion

Great videos for flipping your math instruction

Ashley F.
2nd Grade ELL Immersion Teacher/Technology Teacher Leader
Lexington County School District 3
Batesburg-Leesville, SC
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Initially I used LearnZillion videos with my second graders in a whole-group setting to introduce math concepts. However, after deciding to "flip" my math instruction, I would have students view the lesson videos independently so that I was able to work with other students. Because there are many lessons in a unit, I could easily differentiate my instruction, assigning the next lesson to learners who were ready to advance or assigning a previous lesson to students who needed extra practice. I did occasionally have problems with some of the videos not playing, but this may have been a bandwidth issue in my classroom.
My Take
I like to use LearnZillion videos as they complement the guided math and flipped instruction models that are the framework of my math instruction. Overall LearnZillion's curriculum is comprehensive and well thought-out, but not as engaging and interactive as other similar products that my students and I have used. While assigning videos without creating a roster within the site made LearnZillion easy to use, I may not have been able to take take full advantage of all of the site's features. With future classes, I may take the time to create a roster to see if my students and I may get any more benefit from the site.