Teacher Review for PenPal Schools

Making Connections Brings the World to Your Classroom

Gina R.
Classroom teacher
West Harrison Elementary School
Mondamin, United States
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health & Wellness
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 Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Pen Pal Schools is an excellent way to combine curricular areas. I use the topics to build background knowledge. The lessons spark rich conversations and deeper dives into topics. Being paired with other students from around the world strengthens writing skills as well as building empathy among students.
My Take
Pen Pal Schools offers fantastic opportunities for connecting students to content areas and to other classrooms! Being able to sign up for lessons that fit my time schedule and my curricular goals makes the platform easy and flexible to use. The variety of lesson topics are engaging for students. The responses from other pen pals around the world allows for a better understanding of the world.