Study Island is a comprehensive website that can be implemented in a classroom setting. For a relatively low fee, students can log in and access quiz questions, printable worksheets, and games in various subjects. Within each subject, there is a list of topics and subtopics that directly correspond to the state’s GLCEs. Students can choose a topic, take a pretest, complete the content subtopics, and finally take a post-test. Study Island records the students scores and compares it to their passing goal. Once the student passes a certain topic, they can move onto the next one.
This site is particularly great for math because it makes learning interactive by providing pictorial representations of the story problems. Students with learning disabilities will benefit from these visual representations of each question because they help with comprehension of the problem. As you can see by the screenshot, the quiz provides an encouraging star if the answer is correct, shows the current session score, and displays a timer in the upper right-hand corner. Study Island also helps improve student motivation to practice math problems because they can play interactive, math-related games, take quizzes with their choice of 10, 15, or 20 questions, and choose their own topic to study. The autonomy that this site provides is very appealing to students.
For teachers, this site is very helpful because it provides instant feedback on your students’ scores and helps you to differentiate instruction to help all your students.
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