Istation's easy-to-read reports keep students motivated
Amy S. teaches 2nd grade at a Texas charter school and uses Istation in her class every day. She says it teaches and motivates her students and helps her differentiate her instruction.
“I have seen significant growth,” she said noting that her students’ reading ability in particular has greatly improved.
“We have a graph we use where [students] monitor their scores,” she said. “We put a line on there so they can see exactly where they need to be at the end of 2nd grade. And they can see, ‘I’m almost there!’ or ‘I’m not there’ or ‘I went down’ or ‘I’m above it!’ It really helps them monitor their own progress.”
Amy added that while the students use the data as motivation, she uses it to help her teach.
“We can see exactly what vocabulary they’re not getting because it shows us exactly what they’re having trouble with,” she said.
Amy said using the Istation app on the iPad provides extra motivation for her students.
“It’s kind of fun for them,” she said. “They go from not being able to read to being able to read chapter books. That’s huge growth. Istation helps with that a lot, especially [when students can watch] the graph grow. It’s important to them because they can see it. It’s important to us because it helps them with their future.”