What is Study Island?
Study Island is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use, web-based standards mastery products.
This is a great program. No matter what state you teach in, there is a program that focuses on your state standards. I found myself answering questions so that I could get back to the game it let me play, and I generally don’t play computer games.
With Study Island, You Can
Develop, reinforce and verify mastery of state learning standards, with engaging and high-quality web-based content developed DIRECTLY from YOUR state’s standards.
YIKES! Now can you say that with just a bit of a Texas drawl? Basically it means that Study Island provides activities that teach kids your state assessments in ways that encourage them to learn. Its fun so the kids want to use it.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Study Island has a recent Texas assessment update in place. Study Island is keeping their material better updated than most online curriculum programs.
Access Study Island from school, home or anywhere with a standard Internet connection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A teacher friend told me that her kids play the Study Island games at home. Because of the Study Island program, this same teacher’s kids last year improved in math scores about 30%. How does she know this? Because Study Island ——-Easily tracks and monitors individual student progress and drives student instruction through ongoing real-time student usage and performance reports–
This certainly sounds like it meets this criteria: Spark student engagement through automatic rewards and reinforcement
In more technical terms, you can build custom, ad hoc diagnostic and formative assessments where student results are automatically scored and recorded.
Ad hoc? Sounds like a snuff dipper with a cold. For those with inquiring minds:
Ad hoc is a Latin phrase that generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem or task.
Once I figured out what the program would do, I can only say! WOW!!! How great is this. Tests meet the state assessments and are scored automatically, and recorded for each student. Now that is WONDERFUL! BUT there is more————-
Quickly and easily inform parents of upcoming assignments, activities and events
I’ve not figured out how this works yet, but as a teacher, I needed all the help I could get–now it comes from a computer. UUM! I started teaching using a hand cranking memo-graph machine to make blue copies. We have come a long way!!!
Study Island has an innovative digital writing assignment tool to develop student writing and vocabulary skills and provide feedback electronically–And much, much more!
About the only think it doesn’t do is cook and wash the dishes. But, without all the extra time spent grading papers, teachers will have more time to actually do individualized instructions.
Study Island invites you to browse their website at http://www.studyisland.com. Don’t forget to check out the forums at http://forums.studyisland.com/forum/. You can follow Study Island on Twitter and like them on Facebook!