Teacher Review For SesameStreet.org

Students love this website but it can be very slow

Lesa B.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this in my technology specials classes with kindergarten students. We use only the game and art sections, not the videos. I have found it to be one of the most engaging websites for my kindergarteners.
My Take
Sesame Street is a favorite website of my kindergarten students. The games are intuitive for the kindergarteners, and they are very engaged. However, the skills learned are pretty basic, like following directions. Many of my kindergarteners have not use a computer before and this site helps them become more comfortable navigating a website and mousing. Sesamestreet.org would work best for preschool through kindergarten. Once students are learning how to read, they should move on to other websites. The games can be very slow to load, and occasionally don't load at all. This can be very frustrating to the students.