How to Pre-teach and Boost Student Achievement with Prodigy

Every student has varied strengths and learns at a different pace. So how do you make sure they each have the support they need, while also providing multiple points of entry into the lesson?

Pre-teaching helps teachers support students on a new concept before the lesson starts. Students have the chance to brush up on prerequisite skills or get a “sneak peek” of a new lesson. (more…)

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How to Use Prodigy Data to Guide Daily Instruction

Prodigy engages your students and motivates them to learn, but did you know it can also support your teaching and help you create meaningful lesson plans?

There are tons of benefits of having a Prodigy teacher account. Use the data to see how your students are progressing through their in-game math practice and get the most out of Prodigy. 

Keep reading for an overview of Prodigy reports and all the awesome data you’ll get from each one!

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How to Align Your In-Class Lessons Using Prodigy [4 Ways]

You’ve heard it all before… I hate math. Math is boring. I’m not good at math.

Some days it seems like nothing could possibly reverse students’ negative attitudes toward math.

That’s why it’s important to choose a math platform that fosters a fun and positive learning environment.

If you use Prodigy, you’ve seen the power it has to ignite students’ love for learning math! Both teachers and students agree that Prodigy is one of the most — if not the most — engaging game-based learning platforms.

Here’s a small taste of what teachers just like you think!

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How to Use Prodigy in Your Everyday Teaching Strategies

Wizards and duels and pets, oh my! When Prodigy’s on the table, you can bet students are champing at the bit to play.

While using Prodigy, teachers like you have witnessed:

  • Math anxiety decrease
  • Math confidence increase
  • Engagement levels increase
  • Math skills mastery increase
  • Test scores and grades increase

In short, your students have truly experienced a love for learning math. All thanks to you using Prodigy in class.

In this blog, you’ll learn how to use Prodigy with the following teaching strategies.

Curious about a specific strategy? Tap one to skip to it!

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Johns Hopkins University Study: 3 Things Parents Should Know

Imagine you need to send your child to a new school. Everyone around you is suggesting this one or that one, and sharing their reasons why.

After pondering their suggestions, you form an image in your head of the perfect school. One day, you’re driving down a street and catch a glimpse of what looks like that perfect school. But, would you enroll your child without:

  • Researching that school?
  • Getting to know some of the teaching staff?
  • Making sure the school can address any of your child’s needs?

Educational technology (EdTech) products have more in common with “the perfect school” than you might think.

Put simply: it looks and sounds great, but is it actually the best choice? That’s where “efficacy” comes in.

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4 Key Findings from Prodigy’s Johns Hopkins University Study

Imagine you’re in the market for a vehicle. Everyone around you is suggesting this car or that van, and sharing their reasons why.

After pondering their suggestions, you form an image in your head of the perfect car. One day, you drive past a dealership and catch a glimpse of that perfect car. But, would you buy it without:

  • A test-drive?
  • Getting an inspection?
  • Looking at the car’s history?

Educational technology (EdTech) products have more in common with “the perfect car” than you might think. They’re often described with the equivalent appeal of the greatest car.

Put simply: it looks and sounds great, but does it actually work? Enter “efficacy”.

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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

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

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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The 21 Best Free Games for Kids in 2020

“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!

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