Floating Tool Evaluation 3 (done)

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Online learning for children at e-learningforkids.org

Free to use for elementary students (K-6), e-learning for life for adolescents (13-18)

Features:

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Lessons available across various subjects for all grades, allows you to select which grade level you or your students are in.

Incredible amount of games and lessons available for every subject and grade

Popular lessons are displayed on the home page upon accessing the site

In addition to popular lessons, recently played lessons are also displayed on the home page

Allows you to search for specific lessons

Age Appropriateness:

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e-learning modifies its lessons provided based on the grade level that the user selects.Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.32.43 PM.pngThe lessons are also labeled, so if the search is not modified the user still knows what grade level it is suitable for. Therefore, the tool is age-appropriate for any age selected.

Strengths:

Tool has Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.38.28 PM.png option. This is helpful because students need to become familiar with  how to use a computer, this tool can assist.

 

Tool also hasScreen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.38.34 PM.png option. These lessons teach students how to deal with issues like: bullying, depression, stress, etc.

Tool designed for various countries, this is helpful for English Language Learners.

Limitations:

Tool does not have a social studies or history option. Users would have to seek an alternative tool to access this material.

So many lessons are available, it may be difficult to choose exactly which one to use.

Internet access is required, some students may not have access to this at home.

Ease of Use: 

Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.47.20 PM.pngTool is extremely easy to use, the search bar is displayed appropriately. The subject options are also displayed right when the use accesses the site. Each lesson also begins with instructions.

In the classroom…

StudenScreen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.50.56 PM.pngts need to learn how to type efficiently:

Students can play the ‘Keyboarding Skills’ lesson, which shows students how to use a keyboard and what each key does. This game is fun and engaging for students.

 

 

Students need supplemental instruction or concept reinforcers after the lesson

Various lessons for various subjects are available, teacher can search the concept that they taught that day and have students play the lesson either during centers or for homework. For example, a lesson on the body can be supplemented with: Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.53.25 PM.png

 

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