Sunday, January 20, 2013

You Just Have to Have This!

Christina Bainbridge has an amazing blog and she was one of the key people who motivated me to get involved in the blogging world.

Last Spring, I was scrolling through her blog posts and I came across a giveaway she had posted. She was offering up memberships to a website called Samson's Classroom. At this point in time, I had never heard of Samson's Classroom nor had I used it within my own classroom. Mrs. Bainbridge is obsessed with reading education and I trusted that if she was promoting the software that it was worth trying to win.

Needless to say, I did not win, bummer! :( Yet, Samson's Classroom offered a surprise offer for the rest of her readers, which was a year subscription for $10 (that's right, 10 dollars). I immediately took advantage of the offer and my classroom was off and rolling.

After using the program for over a half a year, I have fallen in love with the program! One component that I love the most is Sight Words with Samson. First, my students love it. Do I need to say more? When your students are engaged and motivated to work with a program, that is enough of a reason to love a program, game, etc. Second, I love the program because it allows students to learn the sight words before they are expected to manipulate or master the words.

Here are some pictures my students working with the program:

Check out the demo's and discover Samson's Classroom. My hope is that Samson's Classroom may suit your needs and be a welcomed addition to your classroom!


Darrin Jahnel said...

My name is Darrin Jahnel and I am the lead developer of Samson's Classroom. Thank you so much for the kind words about our program. We are very proud of it and we work really hard to please our users. Reach out to me directly if anyone has any questions.

Laura Wagner Jordan said...

Thank you for sharing this information. I found your blog at TBTS and am looking forward to reading more posts.
Happy Teaching,
TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Darrin -- I have fallen in love with Samson's Classroom and I really believe that it motivates students, with research-based practices. Thank you for your continued involvement and support.


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