Teacher Review for PenPal Schools

Great way to engage students in authentic learning

Mike Saltz S.
Classroom teacher
Wilburton Elementary School
Bellevue, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it first to teach and practice well-structured paragraph writing, and to teach nonfiction reading skills. I like that it gives an authentic audience for my students' writing!
My Take
My overall opinion of PenPal Schools is that it is a great way for students to communicate with kids globally in a digitally safe environment.