How I Use It
I have used Learnzillion whole group, in small groups, and with individual students. When I've introduced a reading skill (standard) whole group, I showed a corresponding Learnzillion video. I modeled pausing, rewinding, and re-watching the video to take notes of the steps or strategies taught. Then, students did the guided practice component of the Learnzillion lesson. The video was part of a lesson set that I want to use, so I assigned the other videos to be watched during Reading groups (small group). Upon completion of the lesson set, there was a written assessment where students were required to apply the skills from each of the videos in that lesson set.
When I assess my students and find they are deficient in a certain skill, I can assign them a video directly related to that skill. I have a few students who are below grade level, and I can find videos that are appropriate for them.
Also, whatever standards I am focusing on with my small groups, I can find videos that reinforce the standard.
I am quite impressed with Learnzillion because it aligns to what I am required to teach and it doesn't take much of my highly valuable and very minute amount of time. You have to set up your class and have them enter their enrollment codes, which takes approximately 15-20 minutes, but once you do that, it is quick and easy. I can assign a video or group of videos in under 3 minutes. Also, Learnzillion has a quick code for each video that you can give students and they don't even need to have an account.