Teacher Review for LightSail

Attention keeping and prioritising comprehension

Katrina M.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
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
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We had several classes using it for half an hour 3 times a week and we encouraged learners to use it at home after school. We use it as quiet independent reading time. We find that learners progress well with dedicated independent reading time timetabled into their week.
My Take
I love how it is easily accessible to children they are able to choose texts that interest them but are at their zone of proximal learning. Children love earning badges and it makes reading time extra fun. During lockdown Lightsail has been even more useful in getting learners to read every day and have access to thousands of books which would never have been possible with what they have assess to in their homes normally.