How I Use It
I continue to use this weekly with my 4th and 5th grade Gifted students. Moby Max is user friendly, and allows me to assign lessons to reteach and enrich students. I regularly pull data to see which students have already mastered upcoming standards so that I can move them at a faster pace and provide additional enrichment options. At McKitrick, we have created a committee of grade level reps that provide individual grade level support and develops creative contests with incentives to optimize student growth. Most of all, during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moby Max allows me to easily assign lessons to individual students who might be quarantined at home. This is why McKitrick has really jumped on board in purchasing the school wide license each year because we know this program gets results.
I am an educator of 20 years in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Many programs have come and gone due to funding or district initiatives. Moby Max is here to stay! First of all, the activities mirror Common Core which is a huge plus. You can easily search for standards or topic by grade level and assign them to your students/class. We have seen tremendous growth in students that are using this vs. those who are not. I am able to differentiate in so many ways by assigning activities in ALL subjects. Students take a placement test in Math and Language and then work at their appropriate level. You can assign specific lessons to reteach or enrich as well as sequence lessons to be completed by a certain time frame. There are many ways to engage students with contests in class or schoolwide. We just finished our schoolwide Fall contest in which participating students received a brag tag charm and Snowcone coupon. These contests can be easily set up with different goals: most time, most points, biggest gains, completion etc. In addition, you can pull and analyze data from each of the different modules. We use this along with classroom data as a great resource for parents to support their child on his/her individual level at home. I continue to learn and explore new things in MobyMax daily and continue to be amazed at all it has to offer. This program is truly changing the way I plan my instruction and allows me to give the most to my students.