Harnessing Boddle to Bridge Gaps in 5th Grade Learning
"[P]arents have the ability to see their children work on Boddle and I have had many students get excited to show their parents how they solved equations correctly!"
Amanda is an exemplary 5th grade educator with 23 years of teaching experience in New Jersey. Her journey has seen her impart knowledge across a spectrum of grade levels—from Kindergarten to 5th grade. As a mother of three and an active member of the school's sports community, Amanda extends her passion for education beyond the classroom, building lasting relationships with students and their families.
- Fostered a cohesive learning environment across different grade levels.
- Increased student engagement and fostered family involvement in education.
- Utilized educational technology to effectively individualize student learning experiences
With a storied career teaching various grade levels, Amanda's current role at an upper elementary school site came with the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of her large 5th grade classes. Moreover, she aimed to support parents in enhancing their understanding of their children's academic requirements, which was intensified by the economic and cultural diversity within the school community.
To address these multifaceted challenges, Amanda integrated Boddle into her curriculum. "They WANT to use the program," she remarks, explaining how it allows her to incorporate practices from the curriculum in a manner that captivates her students' interest. Boddle’s interactive content allowed Amanda to present curriculum-aligned skills and concepts in a manner that resonated with her students, sparking their desire to learn and share their achievements with their families.
In her dual-class structure, Amanda used Boddle to maintain a consistent level of education for all her students while fostering independent learning and providing focused attention where it's needed most. "I can easily gather data that I can use in correlation with district assessment data to better understand my students," she asserts, praising Boddle’s ability to inform her teaching approach with actionable insights.
The adoption of Boddle has been transformative in Amanda’s classroom, where active student participation and excitement about learning have soared. The platform has also empowered parents to become more involved in their children's education, creating a collaborative environment for academic support. Amanda's strategic use of Boddle's data analytics has enhanced her ability to tailor her teaching to the varied needs of her students.
Reflecting on her career and role as a parent, Amanda shares, "Working with children and their families has helped create amazing relationships that carry over outside of the classroom walls!" Her life, intertwined with her students and their families, is a testament to the lasting impact a dedicated teacher can have on her community.
“[...] I like that I can [use Boddle to] easily gather data that I can use [...] in correlation with district assessment data to better understand my students."
- Amanda, 5th Grade Teacher
Boddle currently runs on desktops, laptops, and Chromebooks using Safari, Firefox, or Chrome browsers. The Boddle app for iPad, tablets, and mobile users is also available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.