Saturday, November 5, 2016

Little Tidbit: Starfall

By using students can up their reading levels by practicing sight words, phonics, as well as listening, and reading different kinds of books.

Name of Website or App:

Grade Level: PreK through 2nd

Content Area: Reading and Math

Digital Literacy Idea or Standard Cited
Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

Brief Description: This website offers math practice, as well as reading practice. Students can work on math facts for their grade level, as well as phonics and reading. Starfall offers different genres of books students can listen to while following along. While students learn to read, there are different games they can play that will build certain skills such as sight words or long sounds.

Reinforces Digital Literacy: This reinforces digital literacy because students can explore a website, and they take an active role in choosing what they learn about. The teacher does not stand over the student and tell them what activities to do, the student gets to choose.

Teachers in the Classroom: Teachers can offer Starfall as a center activity on either a computer or an iPad.