I started a new job at a school that is currently “failing” by our state guidelines. My school has made progress on math and reading state test scores in recent years but we are still on a list of the state’s lowest-achieving schools.
My coworkers and I started the year off knowing that we had a lot of gaps to fill in. We were prepared to meet the needs of all our learners the best that we could. And then, we got our first round of standard based testing data back. We were in shock, we had more work to do than anyone could have imagined.
Many of our students were unable to work independently at the beginning of the year. We needed independent work that our students could be successful at, didn’t take much pre-teaching, and would hold our students’ attention. We needed a program that would not only work on their level, reteach as needed, but also would provide us with data! Data that can be used immediately to help support our small and whole group teaching.
Our answers..MOBY MAX!
MobyMax is an amazing program that students can access to practice Common Core aligned K-8 curriculum that is differentiated based on their acquired skills and needs. It allows students who are ready for a challenge to progress quickly. Students who are working below grade level are given extra instruction and begin to fill in learning gaps due to the adaptive curriculum.
This is a win for any classroom, teacher, and students! I personally have students working on the kindergarten level to third grade! I know each time my students are getting on the computer; they are learning exactly what THEY need! And, I can check their progress within minutes.
Check out the learning velocity we have already seen since end of September to now! I let my students chose if they get on math or fact fluency each day, so we are gaining growth on each!
The snapshots show me what standard each student is working on, his or her growth, and anything I may need to reteach. One of the biggest challenges in the classroom today is differentiating our small groups to meet the needs of each individual child quickly and easily. Mobymax makes that super easy! It tells you exactly what standards students need to fill in and where to start based on standards.
MobyMax is the first touch curriculum made for the tablet. My students love to hangout in our MobyMax tablet area and learn! I love that it is easy to move the tablets to use the table for another activity when needed.
Did you know that MobyMax is FREE? Register at www.mobymax.com.