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Online Adaptive Learning basically means that the questions and tasks being asked of the user are adjusted based on the user responses to previous questions and tasks.

Here are my choices for the best tools out there that do just that, and I hope that readers will provide critique of my choices and/or suggest others (you might also be interested in The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards):

I can’t say enough positive things about Quill. It’s an amazing adaptive learning site that my ELL students can use for grammar practice.  Even though I haven’t really begun using their brand-new Reading For Evidence tool, I’m excited about trying it out soon.  I’ve also sometimes had students try-out an alternative called No Red Ink just to change things up a bit.

Of course, Khan Academy.


Duolingo For Schools


Read Theory

Google’s Practice Sets

Prodigy Math has been on THE BEST MATH SITES THAT STUDENTS CAN USE INDEPENDENTLY AND LET TEACHERS CHECK ON PROGRESS list for quite awhile.  I recently learned that they had expanded their games and interactives for younger people to English, and it’s free.

Google seems to has now made its Practice Sets more widely available.