Learning with eTutor
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?
It is that time of year
again, when subscribers are telling us about how they used eTutor
during the school year. Although most subscribers are
individuals, there are many schools and school districts that use
eTutor, as well. We thought you might like to read comments from
one school district. And you may even get some ideas about extending
the learning for your child.
really enjoy eTutor because I think that it helps me to learn
faster. Also, because
I think it’s helping me with raising grades higher.
I also think it is an easier way of learning.
I like the way we have our own password, so no one gets in
I hope eTutor stays the same.
I like all the real pictures.
I like studying about new animals.
I feel happy because I like to
see pictures because they’re interesting.
I like to find out about oceans.
States very much.
I enjoy using eTutor because
it is easy to use. It
helps kids remember things. You
have to remember your passwords.
I like the way you can get to other web sites.
I like eTutor because they
have a lot of big words that I learned.
I like it a lot because there
are a lot of links.
I like the pictures of the
I think it’s teaching a lot
more than a book. With
a book you can’t press a word and the book tells you about it.
I like this program.
I sometimes don’t like
eTutor cause the on the quiz there are hard problems and I get bad
I like the pictures that are
in the screen. I like
the web sites so much, but I wish they had more websites.
I really like the Art Gallery
at the top of eTutor. I also like how on the study guides they have lots of
I think eTutor is an enjoying
website. I like
eTutor because they teach you more words. It even teaches you a lot of stuff.
I feel that eTutor is making
me get better grades. I really enjoy e-Tutor because it is helping me learn what
We used eTutor for the
geometry unit and the kids loved it.
Their favorite lesson was the one on tessellations.
I was able to follow up with an art lesson using the
knowledge that they received from the site.
I personally loved the real math situational lesson on
remodeling a room in a house.
They had to measure, visit other sites for paint formulas
and prices regarding flooring treatments.
It was a multi-task lesson that really made them think.
I had them work in pairs.
We actually have a large bulletin board in the pod on
tessellations and scale drawing that was an inspiration from the
My experience with eTutor has
been a very positive one. I was able to select many lessons that correlated with our
fourth grade curriculum. Being
able to bring my students to the lab four days each week, I
delivered much of our science and social science through eTutor.
For each lesson I would have students complete a lesson
preview to learn the vocabulary words and to discuss prior
knowledge. As they read through the study guide and web sites, students
would take notes in an organizer I provided.
The lesson activity seemed to be the most enjoyable for
students. The variety
of activities kept their interest from lesson to lesson.
Those who finished the activity before the majority of the
class would complete the lesson extension.
Others could complete the extension at home for extra
credit. For my class,
they needed to take four to five practice quizzes before taking
the exam. The
immediate feedback is wonderful!
I think my students enjoyed
using eTutor. It
worked well because 90 percent of my students had computers at
home, which was a big advantage.
Of course, some of the time constraints made it difficult
to use as much as I would have preferred.
I did find it useful on several levels.
The resources provided and the opportunity to regulate my
students work and progress were very beneficial.
My students were more apt to pay attention to deadlines and
seemed more engaged by the computer tests than other forms.
I did find myself using more essay questions however, which
was a little more time consuming to grade.
Also, I spent more time adapting the lessons to my
classroom than I had anticipated but the resources and background
material were very helpful.
New Lesson Modules were added
to eTutor this month.
3400 Lesson Modules
are included in the
eTutor Lesson Library!
Join the eTutor world of learning today to view
the lesson modules.
Creating Web-Based Instruction
Many new instructional content was
created this month using the template at LessonPro. Several that
caught our eye:
- Visualizing Algebra
- Motion in One Dimension
- Using Prior Knowledge
- Web Programming with php
- Surface Chemistry
There is no fee for using the template.
We want educators to begin to see internet learning as the source for
all of their instruction.
If you have questions or comments,
please contact us. We hope you will join The Writers' Circle