ABC Teach

10/29/2009
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I have always wondered about the benefits of online memberships for teachers, so I was thrilled to receive a trial membership to ABC Teach as a member of the Crew. For $40 a year, an ABC Teach membership includes access to over 35,000 pages of printable worksheets and activities, abctools, exclusive custom document generators, and more. In the directory, you will find a wide range of categories such as:
  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • History
  • Theme units
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Puzzles/games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Think Green, Teach Green
You are sure to find something for your pre-k through 8th grader, especially because they add new worksheets to the site weekly and feature them in a newsletter. However, I must admit that while I did find a few things that I was able to use (such as the printables for our preschool lesson Z is for Zoo), I was not that impressed with the membership. I didn't find myself rushing to download a bunch of printables before my membership expired, and I did not opt to renew (even though I had the opportunity to renew for half price). A few things influenced my feelings:
  • we don't use a lot of worksheets (I prefer notebooking pages)
  • the handwriting generator was useless to me (we use Getty-Dubay handwriting and that was not an option)
  • abcteach is a secular site and Christian printables were not an option (I was really hoping for some supplemental activities for when we studied creation)
  • it seemed more geared towards public school teachers
  • there are other sites that I find more valuable that are free
If the above issues don't apply to you, you just might like the variety of printables available at ABC Teach. Be sure to see other Crew member reviews of ABC Teach for more info. To visit the Crew blog, click on the banner below!
I received a trial membership for free in exchange for my review. No further compensation was received and I offer my honest opinion.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

So glad that doing your job means turning out an honest review. Like you, I have found some wonderful freebie sites.

Andi said...

Great Review! Chel - you do a really nice job with your reviews.

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