Academic Program: Freckle

Freckle is an online learning program that adapts to reach students at their own level. We recommend students and tutors use Freckle during their tutoring sessions and, if possible, that students also use Freckle on their own between sessions. If you were recently matched with a student in grades 5-8you will receive your Freckle log-in information after you complete the pre-assessment. If your student is not in grades 5-8, or if you’re not sure if your student has an account on Freckle, click here to register. Contact digitallearning@schoolonwheels.org with question.

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Click here to view the Freckle training video

If you want to use Freckle during remote tutoring, you can either log into your student’s Freckle account and share your screen with your student or direct your student to log into Freckle on their computer and share their screen with you.

How to Log In

  1. Go to: Student.freckle.com
  2. Enter the 6-digit class code you were given over email.
  3. Enter student’s first and last name.

First Time Logging In

You will administer a pre-assessment to your student before you are able to log in to Freckle. When logging in for the first time, your student will select an avatar. Over time, as they answer questions correctly, Freckle awards your student coins that can be used to buy virtual clothes for their avatar.

Once logged into Freckle, have your student select either Math or English—which ever subject they completed a pre-assessment in—from their dashboard.

From English, select one of the three domains available: “Word Study,” “Skills Practice,” or “Library.” Word Study will cover vocabulary and spelling, Skills Practice and the Library will cover reading comprehension. Skills Practice allows students to practice specific reading skills. The Library allows students to choose a fiction story or nonfiction article to practice overall reading comprehension.

From Math, select “Adaptive Math,” then select one of the domains available, such as Fractions, Geometry, or Financial Literacy.

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This means your student needs to take a pretest in the domain they’ve selected. The pretest will fine-tune your student’s experience in that particular domain. Do not help your student with pretests! Your student must complete each domain’s pretest on their own, or else Freckle will present them with content that is too difficult for their current level. Pretests do not save, so students need to complete them in one sitting. Kindergarteners do not take pretests.
If your student does not know the answer to a question, have them pick or enter a random answer. Remind them that they are not being graded and any wrong answers will tell Freckle what you two should work on together.

Using the Program

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Any time you are using the program with your student, let them try each question on their own before helping them. When you do jump in to help, focus on teaching the overall concept rather than giving your student the correct answer to the specific question. This will ensure the program stays at the correct level for your student.

Tips, Reminders, and Resources

  • Have your student explore all the tools to the left and right of the screen in practice mode.
  • Give your student’s login information to your student and their family. Encourage your student to use Freckle outside of your regular tutoring sessions.
  • If a student is having an off day and has taken a pretest that does not reflect their abilities, please contact digitallearning@schoolonwheels.org to reset a specific pretest.
  • Headphones are recommended but not required for using Freckle. If a student does not have access to headphones, please contact digitallearning@schoolonwheels.org.
  • Spanish support is available to students. Contact us if you need this option for your student.
  • Freckle report cards are available to monitor progress. Contact us to access your student’s Freckle report card.
  • Let us know if you’d like to become a “teacher” on Freckle so you can access reports and targeted assignments for your student. This is only recommended for tutors who feel very comfortable using Freckle.

Questions?
Contact: digitallearning@schoolonwheels.org