I am exploring more and more of the new features on ScootPad. I am a creature of habit and so I tend to stay with the familiar. But there are so many new things to explore on the platform, I am making a promise to myself to branch out…little by little. Today I was looking at the eBooks. Now, don’t get me wrong, in theory, I have loved them since the beginning. But with so much on my plate, I just wondered how to use them. I know my students would happily read them. But for me, the value in the platform is more in the practices and assessments, so I didn’t want to “distract’ them with the books.
But in looking at them again today, it hit me like the lightning I am watching outside my window: DRA practice! I have used A to Z reading books in the past, but it can be a bother to have to download and print out and then put together the books…not to mention the drain on my budget. So when I saw the wonderful color illustrations string back at me from the covers of the eBooks, I realized they are perfect for DRA prep.
It’s super simple to find the right level and I can assign a particular book to a particular child (or the whole group), with the click of a button! Done! Leveled book, engaging interest, assessment practice.
I wish everything was this easy! 🙂
What ScootPad features did you recently discover that can make your life easier?
Dr. Michelle Anthony