How to Use Prodigy as an Engaging Station Rotation Activity

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.

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7 Fun Ways to Engage & Reward Students with Prodigy

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…)

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Prodigy’s Grade Override Tool: What It Is & How to Use It

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…)

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93 Random Acts of Kindness [To Make Someone’s Day]

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.

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Children and Technology: All Your Questions Answered

Children and technology is a hot-button issue for parents everywhere. Most parents would tell you they know screen time should be limited, but the temptation to turn on the TV for a few minutes to get some quiet is often just too great. 

(Can you relate? 🙋)

There’s ample opinions about how much screen time is too much, and the positive and negative effects of technology on children. It’s overwhelming, contradictory and frankly, a little confusing! 

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8 Essential 21st Century Skills Your Students Need

The year is 1999. Cellphones are clunky, Napster has been launched, the Matrix was just released, and the euro is created.

Fast forward to now — phones and tablets are sleek and ever-changing, streaming services have changed how we consume entertainment, and an increasingly global economy has transformed how we do everything from grocery shopping to vacations. 

In the face of such rapid change, educators and activists are promoting 21st century skills to prepare students for an unknown future and jobs that have yet to be created. 

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