Teacher Review for Prodigy

Highly engaging app for reinforcing math skills

Katie S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this app to reinforce the math concepts we are working on. Specifically, we used Prodigy during centers on the ipads. The children were highly engaged and many of them used the app at home with great results. Set up was pretty quick on my end, but teaching my first graders to log in and get through the diagnostic took a few sessions. In our district, we use clever as a log in tool and that can be tricky at times with compatibility.
My Take
I love it and the kids do too! They were highly engaged the entire time every day. My advanced learners took off with it, but my struggling students found it really challenging at times. Fortunately, you can tailor the skills you want them to practice using the planner tool. This really helped to differentiate for my students that were struggling and to give them successes while reinforcing skills they needed to practice. Prodigy reads the questions to them so they don't have to struggle with the reading portions. Overall, I would highly recommend this. The platform is great and I liked it much better than IXL for my young learners.