Kelly D. McGee

Dunn, NC

Kelly D. McGee
Dunn Middle School
Dunn, NC
How do you use Actively Learn in your classroom?

In-class reading, independent reading, and translations for ESL students

What problems were you experiencing in your classroom or school prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Several students in my HR spoke little to no English.

What solutions did you try to address problems in your school/classroom prior to adopting Actively Learn? 

Finding several worksheets and alternative sources in Spanish but this was time consuming. I would also try and use google translate to translate topics, but this is not always the most accurate translation.

How has Actively Learn helped improve your students’ learning and/or your teaching? 

It has greatly helped my ESL students understand the concepts I am trying to teach as well as teaching my other students how to critically think.

How do you use Actively Learn with your students? What type of content do you assign? 

I use Actively Learn to introduce a topic. I normally assign science content articles targeted for middle school audiences.

What advice would you have for teachers who are new to Actively Learn? 

The translate feature is an amazing feature! It can also read passages aloud to kids who normally receive read-aloud services.