Teacher Review for Bitstrips for Schools

Great for plot, sequencing and as a study tool

Ann L.
Special education instructor
Van Wyck Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students used this to create study guides for literature quizzes and tests. They kept track of story plot events, and sequencing which in turn provided pictures to help with memory issues. The product allowed the students to create visuals to enhance learning, understanding and remembering of events in the stories they were reading. By giving them time to bring words to life through pictures, many of my special needs learners were able to grasp the plot and cause and effect events in literature more easily. Reading chapter books is always a challenge, and remembering the sequence of events is a difficult task for many. These quick pictures, along with their own summaries, gave the students an opportunity to keep events in order, and gave them a better tool for studying.
My Take
The tool worked great for the students as an independent way for them to develop a study guide for literature. I liked the fact that the kids that state that they can't draw, or have motor issues, can use this tool easily. This tool is great for differentiating instruction for lower level students.