Teacher Review for MyON

Great Online Reading Tool

Lashonda G.
Classroom teacher
Freeport High School
Freeport, NY
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I assigned MYON assignments primarily as homework assignments. I also used the app for our "Drop Everything and Read" series. Pros Assesses students' reading levels Recommends texts to read based on student interest survey and reading levels You can assign texts to students (good for enrichment, or a thematic unit) Provided benchmark assessments Has texts in Spanish (good for new arrival ENL students) Logs students time spent reading (great for competitive students) Provides various prizes to top students in their program Cons Student interaction to the teacher through the app is limited limited range of (engaging) higher level texts limited range of classic novels requires a paid subscription through your school/district need to remember a username/password (no log in with Google option yet) cannot share data for one class across multiple teachers (a coteachers nightmare)
My Take
Overall, if your school/district has purchased this program, I would recommend using it with your students. I would use it a few times in class to make sure that all of the students know how to log on and then let students use it at their leisure. Many of my students said that they read more because it was a lot easier to read on their phone than carrying around a heavy novel.