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Announcing the 2018 Teachers’ Choice Award Winner: Study Island!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -- McKenna Wierman

Edmentum is proud to announce that Study Island, your favorite practice and classroom assessment tool, has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award (TCA) for the Classroom from Learning® magazine. This award recognizes Study Island for its exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom, and it was judged by real teachers who used Study Island in their classrooms. The 24th annual TCA winners represent the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products following evaluation in quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation.

This year’s panel of teacher-judges shared both educator and learner feedback after using Study Island in their respective classrooms. Products were implemented in a variety of settings for whole-class, small-group, and individual instruction to help put all aspects of each solution to the test.

2018 Teachers’ Choice Award (TCA) for the Classroom

Hear what the 2018 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom evaluators had to say about Study Island:

What aspects of Study Island did you like most?

“[Study Island] is very easy for both students and teachers to use. After giving my students the login and a few other simple directions, students were able to navigate through the website to find the necessary lessons and practice problems easily. Students really enjoyed the ability to play games unrelated to mathematics after correctly answering practice problems.”

“The new, improved Study Island is the only online differentiation tool you will need in the classroom. Being standards- and research-based, you won't find a better all-in-one site for the classroom. Add the fact that it connects to [NWEA™] MAP® [Growth™ assessments], and it is a win all the way around! It has everything you need to move students at their readiness level in all subject areas. It allows the teacher to track students to help with intervention AND enrichment. In addition, you can create your own assessments in all subject areas. The fact that everything is in one place on one site makes this product priceless, as it truly saves time, the only thing we can never replace.”

How did you make use of Study Island or integrate it into your lesson plans?

“[Study Island] was very easy to integrate into my regular lesson plans. After teaching in a whole-group setting, this website was utilized easily by all students. Students were broken up into groups based on ability. This website worked well for remediation using the "lesson" tab. Here, students would review the basics of the lesson as needed to increase their knowledge of the previously taught content. This website worked well for accelerating students as well; for acceleration, students were able to answer relatively challenging questions and maintain their engagement with the math games available after correct answers were submitted.”

“I focused much of my integration with the Study Island MAP link to help my striving students. I also used the animations [for] whole group [learning]. It is easily integrated into all subjects.”

Would you recommend Study Island to a teacher at the appropriate grade/age level? Why or why not?

“Yes, I would definitely recommend this product to another teacher. This [web-based program] provides a fun and interactive way for students to practice the curriculum. Teachers are able to remediate, accelerate, or have daily practice for all students. This [web-based program] offers electronic practice, traditional printed worksheets, and interactive games!”

“Study Island provides everything you need to help students reach their potential in one site. It alleviates the need for a math site, a reading site, and science and social studies connections. That saves time. I highly recommend Study Island.”

“Absolutely! I think many teachers would find this useful and helpful for their students, as well as find that their students rather enjoy practicing the materials.”

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