Teacher Review For Quill

Online grammar practice with immediate feedback for students

Marla Kay D.
Classroom teacher
Forest Lake Education Center
Longwood, FL
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
This online website tool is a resource to use as a supplement for grammar and writing lessons. At the 6th grade level, this website works well as a practice or reinforcement tool. I feel it is not designed to be used as a self-paced teaching model for students. The "pro" of this website is the immediate feedback students receive after submitting their work. However, it does not replace teacher feedback! I plan to incorporate Quill in my 6th grade class in the fall, but will use it for specific purposes when students need to practice a particular skill.
My Take
Quill can be a helpful tool, if used wisely. Students practice grammar skills by writing or proofreading passages. I plan to use it with individual or small groups, while I am working with other students. The beauty of the website is the instant feedback. However, is it critical that the teacher conference with the student about his or her results on a lesson, to guide students toward the "next steps" and help the student understand why errors are wrong, and how to correct it next time. As with many resources, the teacher is a necessary component!