|A snapshot of my dashboard on MobyMax. You can select which subjects and activities you want your students to see on their dashboards.|
MobyMax offers individualized work aligned to the Common Core for students in Math, Language, Reading, Vocabulary, and Test Prep. It also has a math fact drill for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students can earn game time by completing so many minutes of work. I love this feature, because you know that they are not just playing games the whole time!
|A snapshot of progress in Fact Master|
You can motivate students to work by creating a contest for them through the site. Students can earn points in the contest by working in math, language, and reading. To ramp this up a bit, I ordered some cheap, personalized trophies with my BoxTop money. I have trophies for Most Time on Reading, Most Time on Vocabulary, Most Time on Language, Most Time in Test Prep, Most Time Spent on MobyMax at Home, Girl with Most Points, Boy with Most Points, and Most Time on MobyMax. Each week, I check their time and points, then write the winners's names on charts I have displayed above my whiteboard. The winners then get to keep the traveling trophy on their desk for the next week. They love this, and it's really motivating them to work! (I didn't order trophies for math, since I don't teach it, and I really want my students to work on their ELA skills!)
|I've set up a semester contest, a quarter 3 contest, and weekly contests.|
|Students earn badges by completing questions. 1 badge for every 50 questions answered correctly!|
Back to gushing about MobyMax...I love how each lesson is set to each student's individual needs. Most of the curriculum areas have them start with a placement test to determine where they should start working. I noticed that one of my very top students placed in the .4 grade level area on the language test, and I was able to reset his placement test after I talked to him about effort. You'll know when the kids blew off the test and when they really worked.
I also like the graphs and charts that are provided for each subject and for each student. I've shown my students their graphs, or lack there of due to such little work time recently, and it's motivated them to work harder.
My favorite part of MobyMax is the language and language test prep. We don't have a lot of time during the day to spend on grammar, and this is filling in the gaps quite well. I asked MobyMax a question the other about their reading program, and was pleased to have them respond very quickly through Facebook. Right now, the reading program is just stories and questions, and this is the least liked area by my students. Soon, MobyMax will be adding lessons that will focus on teaching/reinforcing CCSS.
|A snapshot of progress in Language Test Prep. Not too bad, since there are so many things to choose from, and with our messed up schedule the last few weeks!|
***Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review! This is just a teacher wanting to share a great resource with other teachers!