This is a special edition of EdTech NOW, our podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. We’ve met so many great educators over the course of the series. Now we’re going to be talking about Stackup, (stackup.net) a free Chrome extension that accurately tracks when students are reading online. Joining us today is Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup, and also a power user, Adam Howard, an English learning development teacher and psych technology coordinator at East Central High School in Tulsa, OK.
- “So Stackup is a powerful free Chrome extension that can track, monitor, and report on student’s online reading. A lot of teachers are telling us that they think about it as a FitBit for student’s online reading” Noah at :47
- “A prime example of that is our measured grade level reading. It’s really become one of our most popular features. On any given page, a student can click the Chrome extension and it will do a Flesch-Kincaid analysis of the text on the page and let you know what grade level that text is being written at.” Noah at 2:07
- “We’re using Stackup in a number of ways. At the classroom level, we’re using reading challenges to really get the students thinking about the time they spend reading online.” Adam at 4:37
- “It allows me to manage my time and give myself credit for my learning and the things that I’m doing that are constructive online, which is that much more of a reason to be constructive with our online time. ” Adam at 7:06
- “We love that you can see the grade level that students are reading at and the growth that takes place over time.” Adam at 7:58
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