Teacher Review For StorylineOnline.net

Great potential, but not always the best choice.

Patrick F.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
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
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used this to introduce literature in a different way than reading it to the class myself. I chose a few shorter books to discuss positive and negative behaviors and what they look like.
My Take
This site has great potential, however, even though these are SAG actors, some of them are not the best at reading aloud, and many of them are not people that the students even know, therefore it just turns into some adult they don't know reading a book on a screen. The use of animations when showing illustrations is useful, but overall, I think unless the students know an actor they would get more out of the teacher reading the book than via this website.