Teacher Review for Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun

The language arts activities are great for reinforcement and fun to do! My students especially love Word Maker because they enjoy learning new words.

Margaret A.
Media specialist/librarian
Landry Elementary School
Irving, United States
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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 Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Using my presentation station (computer and screen), I demonstrated how to complete the activity. Then students did the activity on their iPads. I went from table to table checking on their progress and answering any questions. When we used Word Maker, I had to show students how to lower or increase the number of letters in a word. It was not clear that you had to press See Results and Play Again to be able to change the number. Some of the students wanted to have a greater range of numbers, such as 3-10.
My Take
I love the language arts activities, especially Word Maker, Cloze Reading, and ABC Order. The activities can be used for reinforcement of key skills, and are extremely effective because the students enjoy them. I particularly like the option of creating your own word list as well as having the ability to make corrections in some of the games. When playing Word Maker, it would be helpful to have a dictionary link for words that students might not know.