Teacher Review for MyON

Could be a lot better, Reading time is only logged while book is read... for K-1 lvl kids, it should also read quiz questions, not a fan of set up

Benjamin B.
Edgemont elementary
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is being rolled out for all kids to use 3 times a week for 20 minutes. However the reality is that it takes almost an hour for students to attain the listed 20 minutes of reading time... Most kids and parents feel so frustrated with it, they wont even touch it.
My Take
Wont touch it until further development is done and its shined up. To ask kids to spend 20 minutes reading on it 3 times a week is one thing, but for it to only count the actual reading of the book as reading time is fairly retarded. It should count total time and as a back end metric show school administrators what time was spent reading the books, going through the quizzes and browsing the site. And for new readers this program really should read everything to them or remove the quizzes or simplify them for the age appropriate levels. I can imagine a 5 grader having the same set of books my K and 2nd grader have... it would be way slow for them. I prefer Lexia