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In Summit Reflections, educators review tools that they have seen at an EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Summit Reflections can only be completed onsite at the event; reviewers are incentivized to leave reviews.
Rachel, Teacher. School Type: Middle School, 1:1 Devices, BYOD Devices, Blended Learning

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Usage: I would use this product as a warm-up for my students as well as to track their progress to mastery of each standard.

Strengths: This product will keep the students engaged while practicing their math skills. The feedback it gives me helps me know where the students are and any areas that they are struggling with. Instead of checking in with every student or doing a lot of formative assessments, the data given is summed up nicely and its so easy to read. It's also amazing that it shows the teacher what the students are working on whether its in game mode or not. I'm very excited to try it in my own classroom.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would make sure that it is compatible with all devices, flash or not. I heard that the upper grades are really hard to play the games. I wonder if there could be a better way to make games out of these concepts.

Verdict: This seems like a great and engaging tool for the students to practice their math skills. They can play games to keep them engaged while I can track their progress. I can also assign students specific areas to practice.

Pedro, Director Of Instructional Technology. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, Project Based School, 1:1 Devices

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Usage: This can be used in small centers wiht younger grades and/or given out to middle school students with their 1:1 devices to work on during transition periods or independent study time (study hall) and of course for students to explore independently at home.

Strengths: The fact that the product is free is number 1 for me. I like that you can easily move from game to skill practice. I like that the mobile device automatically adjust to whether flash works or not, instead of student fumbling around trying to get it to work.

Suggestions for Improvement: It might already exist, but I would like to see a report of how the student progressed and highlights the areas that need more emphasize and/or improvement.

Verdict: I would recommend my school use this tool because of it's easy and clean integration between devices and the features offered for free. It would encourage students, teachers, families to use. The Games and personal adjusted tracking of student based on ability is great.

Teacher, School Type: Middle School, BYOD Devices

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Usage: Being a math teacher, I would love to incorporate games in my lessons and concepts that I teach.

Strengths: This product will allow me to best serve the needs of my students in a fun way.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would love more games. Different types of games are also helpful for students of varying ability. My student also want to feel like they are not learning but at the same time feel engaged. I would love games that would find that balance.

Verdict: Games are an intrigue part of how I try to decimate information to my students. Students loved to be challenged in a game type format and these games will be fun and educational.

Teaher, School Type: Elementary School, Blended Learning

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Usage: I

Strengths: It can teach students how to communicate with each other when it comes to bullying.
Since I teach first grade it will be a great platform for me and my students to deal with this issue.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would want to make it easily accessible for everyone. Even primary grades.
It would be great if they can incorporate professional development workshops.

Verdict: Our district had many training on this issue but it would be nice to have something solid for parents, teachers, and students.

Teaher, School Type: Elementary School, Blended Learning

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Usage: I

Strengths: It can teach students how to communicate with each other when it comes to bullying.
Since I teach first grade it will be a great platform for me and my students to deal with this issue.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would want to make it easily accessible for everyone. Even primary grades.
It would be great if they can incorporate professional development workshops.

Verdict: Our district had many training on this issue but it would be nice to have something solid for parents, teachers, and students.

Matt, It Facilitator. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School

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Usage: I would use this as a supplemental tool that gives immediate formative feedback. I would use this as tool to engage students.

Strengths: The integration to google class is very exciting. This is a huge advantage to our iPad schools.

Suggestions for Improvement: 1. Move the app up in the App Store!
2. Add some language/writing to the games.
3. Can we hide the timer? I can see having some students having some anxiety.

Verdict: Intuitive, engaging and user friendly.

NIeves, Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population

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Usage: This is an excellent website that can help increase the students knowledge in what they have learn in the class.

Strengths: Our students are use to playing games in the computer and this website gives them exactly what they want, games. Games are appealing to them and it focuses on skill that they have already learned.

Suggestions for Improvement: I will like for this website to have games that are common core related. It seems like they have not made the transition yet and it would be nice if the games were already focus on the common core standards that we have to teach.

Verdict: This website helps the student practice what they have learn in the classroom. It is a game website and gives the student a sense that they are learning and playing at the same time It makes learning fun.

NIeves, Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population

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Usage: This page can be used with the students daily for 10 minutes or so before class starts or while you are correcting homework.

Strengths: One of the things that i really liked about this product was that it was very visual for the kids and that it was a game based learning tool. Students are always happy to learn that way.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would suggest that they add games that would be more common core and would be a good implementation of the standards. The site can be easily used as a supplement for the students learning. It does not have any tools to help reteach the students which can be a minus points.

Verdict: i would recommend it highly because it would help the students practice their skills in a fun manner.

Teacher, School Type: Middle School, Low Income Population

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Usage: I would use this as a tutroing devices for my students who need additional help in math. Especially for those students who are english learners or special education students.

Strengths: I this is finanicially better for low income students and for anyone who wants to get help in math and tutoring programs. It helps the school in intervention as well.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would need to use the product further in order to best review the product and get additional suggestions on how to use the product and change it further.

Verdict: I would recommend the additional help that is available for students. This is great online tutoring program for students to access at home or at school.

Grade Teacher, School Type: Middle School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

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Usage: I would use this product for student homework and class engagement. Students would find the interface exciting and fun.

Strengths: This product is engaging and fun. Students would be learning math in a fun engaging way, instead of textbooks and worksheets.
No video tutorials for students if they need extra help on their problems.

Suggestions for Improvement: Add a self help tutorial for students. This would help them learn or relearn a topic they struggle with.
Add more products than just math - ELA, social studies.

Verdict: The product is engaging and fun for students.
It enables teachers to monitor student progress.
It is free and can be used on any device.

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