Prodigy: Curriculum Specific Tools

Published On: May 17th, 2016·By ·

Prodigy: Self-Paced Math Game


101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 97
Prodigy is a curriculum-aligned math game for grades 1-8. Students take a diagnostic placement test and Prodigy automatically assesses their needs and personalizes their instruction. Once students complete work, it is instantly reported back to you for immediate analysis so you can see what areas your students need help on. Because Prodigy is game-based, students are engaged in the subject material and excited to learn more even outside of class, while teachers are able to gain valuable insight from their game-play.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.

Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to



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