In-class reading and independent reading
Students were not understanding the question/content and not asking for help. They would just write something down, turn it in, and never learning/growing. With Actively Learn I could instantly see any misconceptions and either provide a hint in the program or go over and help the student in person.
I tried walking around and monitoring students responses, but it is hard to catch every response.
With Actively Learn I can instantly see any misconceptions and either provide a hint in the program or go over and help the student in person. This allows me to individualize in the moment what extra teaching each student needs. Also, I noticed a huge improvement in students asking for help when they didn't understand something (because they knew they would be redoing it if it were wrong). This carried over to work not completed in Actively Learn as well. I believe it has tremendously improved the students' overall quality of writing as well. Some students just need a push to really flesh out an answer, but others really benefited from reading their classmates' responses when I made that an option.
I use it to assign short stories and article, both those I have found on the website and those I've found online. I usually try to focus the questions around the certain standard being emphasized in class while also covering the "key standards" that are constantly being practiced.
Customize the questions to meet your students needs. Be on your computer monitoring incoming responses and give instant feedback. Teach kids how to not settle for a basic response.