Creating Confident Students with Content-Aligned Games: Casi Allums
Casi AllumsAKA "Altruistic Allums"
Teacher – NP Trist Middle School, LA
The unprecedented 2020-2021 school year led many educators to develop creative methods of enhancing student learning. Seventh-grade science teacher Cassi Allums, AKA Altruistic Allums, uses Legends of Learning to increase her students’ understanding of complex scientific concepts: “I use Legends of Learning as early finisher work and for [test review]. Typically any unit I cover, I make an [assignment] for. Students know when they finish up early or need extra practice, they can go to Legends of Learning.”
For some students, understanding scientific concepts can be difficult. In fact, some feel that they are not capable of understanding course material. However, Altruistic Allums knew exactly what teaching resource to rely on to help one of her students conquer their fears — Legends of Learning: “I have a student that makes it a constant struggle to keep him engaged in any lesson. Science isn’t his strongest subject, so he tends to be less confident when it comes to answering or asking questions. However, every time he uses Legends of Learning it is like a lightbulb turning on when he navigates through the games. He ties in what we already learned and applies it to answer questions throughout the games. Now, as soon as he comes into class he completes his work in a timely manner so he has the opportunity to play on Legends of Learning.”
Altruistic Allums, we are impressed by how you empower learners in your classroom. Keep up the great work!