Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Essential Skills Advantage {TOS Review}

Essential Skills Advantage Review

Essential Skills Advantage Review

We have enjoyed reviewing the Complete Home Learning Suite by Essential Skills Advantage (ESA).  This is a fun, innovative, online learning program for Kindergarten through 6th grade. 

ESA has been designed by a highly experienced team of educational teachers, writers, and developers.  I was impressed to read that ESA is used in over 20,000 schools in North America.  You can read more about ESA here.

The start up process was quite easy.  It was also easy to add a child, and my son was able to get started right away, which makes this momma happy.  It was also easy enough that he was able to get on my laptop at any time, logon, and do his work.

You can read more about their curriculum here, but in short they offer 5 subjects as you can see to the left.  Each subject has several sections of learning.  We have tried most of them, but my son's favourite was Science, particularly Life Science.  And to be even more specific the animals!  If you've read my blog before you know my son loves animals.  He flew through the science section, but there was so many activities to chose from that it did keep him busy for awhile.  I was amazed at all the topics of learning under each subject.

Here he is doing spelling.  This wasn't his favourite, but it was really good for him.  I had him do a few activities before he did the science.  There were lots of fun activities that kept his attention. 

My son enjoyed the Language and Grammar, this was his first time doing a crossword puzzle.  He loved it.  The Language and Grammar had so many fun activities.  This has been a great addition to our regular Language curriculum.  His current language curriculum is in workbook form, so using the computer makes learning more fun.

This page here shows the work completed.  You can see the answers he got correct or incorrect.  This was great for him to see all the gold stars, but also for me as the parent to see how well he was doing.  While the child is doing the work, it lets you know if you got the answer correct or not.

Another bonus to ESA is that if you have any problems with their site (which we did not have any issues) you can click the exclamation point that is on every page.  A pop up box appears and you can send a message letting them know the problem.

In summary, I think ESA is a great online resource.  I've been very happy with it, and my son has enjoyed it as well.   If your child struggles with certain subjects and  you want some fun reinforcements, ESA is something you should definitely check out.  If your child is constantly done with their work early, and you're looking for some extra fun work, ESA is something you should really consider.  You can check out the different pricing options here, but I think $69.99/year is a really good deal.  To add another child, it's only $.99/month.  There are over 14,000 fun and exciting activities to complete, and I think it's totally worth the investment!

Essential Skills Advantage's Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsadvantage/
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillsadvantage
Blog: http://buyesa.com/blog/

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1 comment:

annette @ A net in time said...

isn't it nice when a review item is a good fit?