If there’s one thing every parent knows, it’s that there are only so many times you can play Monopoly during family game night.
Station rotations are a tried-and-true blended learning technique for classrooms with limited technology. Students receive all the benefits of technology-based learning, and teachers don’t need to source devices for every student.
Other benefits of using stations in your classroom include:
- Student independence and ownership of various tasks
- Opportunities for small group instruction and student collaboration
- The chance for students to stay actively engaged and facilitate their own learning
- Easy differentiation and multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding
Using online, offline and small-group instruction, station rotations keep students engaged in learning.
Stations have many benefits, but how do you make sure that the content your students receive at each station is differentiated to meet the needs of your learners? And how do you know if it’s working?
Prodigy is an online math tool that you can use in your station rotation activity! In under five minutes you can set up an effective, engaging online math station that delivers custom assignments to your students and provides you with a clear picture of student achievement and understanding.
“When can I use the tablet?”
“Do you have games on your phone?”
“Can I please have [insert latest video game trend here]?”
These days, we have endless technology at our fingertips. Screen time is a huge commodity in most households, and your kids are likely no exception.
With so many options, it can be hard to know which games to get for your kids — or how to budget for them.
That’s why we did the work for you.
We found 21 of the best free games for kids online that are safe, appropriate, and loved by kids! There’s no need to worry or break the bank, because these games have you covered!
As a teacher, you’re always thinking of new ways to motivate students in the classroom. After all, when students are engaged and excited about what they’re learning, that’s when the magic happens!
Prodigy makes math learning fun by turning it into an adventure, filled with exciting pets, epic quests and amazing in-game rewards.
We’ve put together a list of next-level tips and tricks to show you how Prodigy can engage students and reward them for good behavior or classroom achievement. (more…)
February is Black History Month — the celebration of African American history, contributions, and achievements that’s recognized annually across the United States and Canada.
For teachers, it’s a great opportunity to teach with intention, honoring the tradition and showing students its importance, along with the importance of black history and culture.
Everyone learns at a different pace. Sometimes learning a new math concept can take a while and other times learners breeze right through it!
At the end of the day, you know your child best. That’s why Prodigy’s grade override tool lets you manually set the questions your child receives in-game to a fixed grade level. (more…)
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th, 2020. Celebrate in your classroom to teach students why kindness is essential!
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James, British-American author
Teaching strategies like service learning and experiential learning teach students the value of civic responsibility and help them develop critical social skills. But to build a positive school culture, students have to understand the value of kindness.
Can game-based learning improve standardized test scores? Yes!
One study found that schools using Prodigy saw an 11.6% improvement on standardized test scores.
Another found that schools using Prodigy saw an average improvement of 12.39 points on their standardized test scores — double the improvement seen in schools that did not use Prodigy.
If you already know about Prodigy’s efficacy, jump down to the how-to section and start prepping!