Prior to Actively Learn, I found it difficult to address cross-curricular standards with ELA. Actively Learn made it easy for me to see how my students were being assessed for their reading comprehension and understanding in ELA, and the ELA teacher was also able to look at the data I collected to help fill in any gaps that we were seeing as trends among our students.
As a school, we really want to make sure that reading standards are being focused on in every class to make sure that our students are successful. Actively Learn helped us work on that across content areas and gave us the data we needed to continue to grow.
Actively Learn made it so much easier for me to see where my students were struggling. Social Studies is a really difficult topic for middle school and students loved being able to look up words, respond to each other as they annotated or asked questions, and get feedback in a more timely manner than I am able to do with written homework assignments.
I assign content specific to World History as well as any articles I can find on current events to get students interested in what is going on in the world around them.
I would recommend that teachers new to Actively Learn explore all the resources available and link up Actively Learn to Google Classroom, but also to work with the teachers on their grade level team to keep track of all the data they are collecting. It's also a great way to show how you are following IEPs and 504s to your administrators and parents.