How I Use It
I use this App with my 7th and 8th grade students. I am a Special Education Teacher who co-teaches in the mathematics classroom in grades 7-12. I have 7th and 8th grade students in my classroom as a support for their math classes. They receive homework and concept assistance to allow them extra time and direct instruction in addition to their daily mathematics class. I use Skoolbo to aid in the remediation of elementary level mathematics skills for these students. They are both Special Education and General Education students. They love the app and it provides them with an opportunity to refresh and strengthen basic mathematics skills and English/Language Arts. I make it a contest between my classes to see who earns rewards. My students have downloaded and played it on their own outside of the classroom.
The app does not provide for further application of the basic skills. However, when used for remediation and strengthening skills it is wonderful! The students review and practice the skills with enthusiasm. It has allowed me the opportunity to work independently with students while providing meaningful student activities that are assessed by the system allowing me to monitor mastery progress for the whole class.