How I Use It
In my classroom, the kindergarten students are required to complete two research projects throughout the course of the year. PebbleGo was a great resource that kindergarten students could use to complete their research. Many students at this age are not able to read books on their to collect their research. This website is a great alternative to the teacher reading the books to the students. PebbleGo has the option to have the text read aloud which is wonderful! The students were able to listen to the text and than record their information on their own note taking sheet.
My overall opinion on PebbleGo is that it is a great website to use in the classroom and would be great to offer at home as well. I found that the students were always more engaged when they were able to use this website for their research instead of when they had to listen to me read them a book. My students who are not able to read were still able to complete their research with very little help since PebbleGo is able to read the sections to the students. I have also found that PebbleGo is very easy for the students to navigate and return to the home screen. Also, with their many areas of study covered on their website, the research topics were endless for my students. PebbleGo is very engaging and a great tool that I try to use in my classroom on a weekly basis. The students are always asking for PebbleGo!