www.abcya.com• This is a free website that is extremely easy to access, very engaging for students, designed to be used at home or in the classroom.• This app provides games and quizzes for 6 primary grades (Kindergarten- 5th grade)• This website targets all subject areas. There are fun apps for reading, math, social studies, science, holidays and a section of just for fun games!
Rationale• This app is useful for teachers who teach a range of primary grade levels. It is designed with different tabs for each grade, all on one easy menu.• Some of the games track the progress of the student. It gives a percentage score at the end of the game/quiz.• It requires no Login or password so a child can easily access the information.• There are also some apple apps designed to reflect some of the games on the website.
Basics• abcya.com is FREE!• The author of abcya.com is an Integrated Technology Teacher in a public school district in Connecticut.• The website’s menu page has 6 different circles to access the specific grade level and the games are organized by subject area.• The games are interactive and engaging. Most of the games provide a score once the child has completed the game. Each game states the directions orally and there are fun sounds and music to keep the child invested.
Benefits• This website has been extremely useful for my younger students with learning disabilities.• One of my students has fine motor skill struggles, therefore he can not prove mastery through any writing. This website allows him to prove mastery by clicking.• Another one of my students has a much easier time staying engaged on a technology device rather than a paper pencil activity so this has been a way to help her complete an activity without getting off task.• This website can benefit students with fine motor skill struggles, auditory learners, musical learners, and learning disabled students.
Constrains• I would change the fact that not all of the games give a score at the end. I wish all the quizzes were designed to track progress.• I also think one thing that would enhance the website is if a user had a login and the app tracked what quizzes the user has taken, and tracked their progress if they re-took the quiz.• Another way to benefit this website is if a teacher had a separate login to track all students progress.
Snap Shot• www.abcya.com• First grade: • Money Bingo • Sight Word Spelling Practice
Questions• What are different ways besides independent practice this website can be used, and what are the benefits of each one?• What are some ways this app could be changed to better assist a student in your classroom? Why?