Teacher Review For PebbleGo

PebbleGo is Great for Struggling Readers

Erin S.
Media specialist/librarian
Sherman Elementary School
Omaha, NE
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this resource with lots of different grade levels--especially my ELL and SPED students. Previewing the vocabulary together with first and second graders was important. For example, the biographies unit I do with second grade uses the teacher resources mini-book. But defining "contribute" was important to my student's learning. I love how the citation tool is intuitive and easy to use. In the future, I would make sure my students spend less time looking at the videos and more time helping each other research.
My Take
PebbleGo is a great research tool that engages all primary readers, independent of reading level. The teacher resources help me in the lesson planning process. However, not all of the resources are self-explanatory. Students love exploring different topics and having the content read to them is a life-saver, helping with both fluency and comprehension. PebbleGo has lots of other tools including a glossary and tabs at the top that act like a table of contents. Knowledge of print can be difficult for some primary readers, so this is great exposure to tools that they will use for the rest of their life.