How I Use It
I use WOOT as a choice activity when I have centers in my class. It is always available as an activity students can choose to do. Students are usually on this app for no more than 20 minutes, usually 15 minutes max.
I also use WOOT if I want students to have more hands on practice or as an extension. Students who finish their in class work usually select this as an activity to do after. Students can also access it at home for homework or just extra practice.
WOOT can be used for many students prior to having the lesson taught in a classroom. You can use it for preview, as well as review of concepts.
WOOT helps me gain a better understanding of what students know and where I can take them next.
I love this teaching tool. It is driven by what each student already knows and it adapts to their learning. I also love that there are videos for students to watch prior to a lesson. I hardly ever have to help a student figure out what to do because the videos provide all this information. The interactive features of moving fraction pieces around and all the visuals are super helpful because it gives students a deeper conceptual understanding of fractions, which can be difficult for many if they can't connect to something tactile and/or visual. I think WOOT is something that teachers, specifically 4th and 5th grade teachers, as well as MS math teachers who may need some support, should use in their classroom. I am a big fan of it and so are my students.