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[Learning Science] Dual Coding Leads to Deeper Learning

In today's Learning Science blog we will explore Dual Coding, a research-backed proven strategy from Cognitive Science, where instruction is designed to leverage both the visual and auditory channels of the human brain's processing capacity leading to deeper learning.

What’s new in ScootPad? Updates for 10th Dec 2018

ScootPad releases updates every few weeks, sometimes with small changes and sometimes with big ones. Here are the changes and improvements released today: 1) Ability to reset fact fluency data and have student(s) repeat practice 2) Show a summary of facts practiced at the end of each session 3) Sort reports and dashboards by students' last names 4) Easy access to all PD resources including live webinars 5) Improved rewards page with simple navigation and review

[Learning Science] Knowledge Segmentation Helps Reduce Cognitive Overload

Welcome to our new Learning Science Blog Series! In today's blog we will explore how Knowledge Segmentation, a research-backed proven strategy from Cognitive Science, enables ScootPad to reduce cognitive overload by creating bite-sized knowledge segments and allowing processing time between successive segments. This approach has been painstakingly implemented on ScootPad to transform how knowledge is processed, retained and recalled to enable deep, long-lasting learning.

What’s new in ScootPad? Updates for 1st Dec 2018

ScootPad releases updates every few weeks, sometimes with small changes and sometimes with big ones. Here are the changes and improvements released today: 1) Ability to reset fact fluency data and have student(s) repeat practice 2) Show a summary of facts practiced at the end of each session 3) Sort reports and dashboards by students' last names 4) Easy access to all PD resources including live webinars 5) Improved rewards page with simple navigation and review

Pump up the fun in your classroom!

Students work hard all week on ScootPad solving problems and earning coins. In addition, students are doing awesome things in your school which can be considered coin-worthy. We checked out some schools to see how they use coins, rewards, and games to intentionally engage their students and compiled a list of best practices. Check it out!

Using ScootPad Effectively in a Special Education (SPED) Environment

Educators change the world one student at a time. Therefore, having a platform which can adapt to the needs of every student and help fill knowledge gaps is super important. This blog post will address how to use ScootPad effectively in a SPED environment.

What’s new in ScootPad? Updates for 15th Nov 2018

ScootPad releases updates every few weeks, sometimes with small changes and sometimes with big ones. Here are the changes and improvements released today: 1) Ability to share/setup assignments across classrooms 2) Comprehensive activity dashboard including Math facts, spelling, eBooks 3) Performance improvement of the Adaptive Practice dashboards 4) Ability to cancel the diagnostic test for multiple students.

Using “Goals” vs “Screen Time” to Track Student Progress

With the advent of apps used both inside and outside of the classroom, comes the need to track student learning, or how much time students spend on these apps and devices towards learning. Below we explain why "goals" is the metric we suggest you use instead of "screen time" to spur students on to mastery!

Admin Excellence: Best Practices

Admins! You play an important role in ScootPad. Any instructional technology purchase is a big investment and we do not take it lightly! In this post, we'll share some best practices to help you stay engaged and empowered in order to help your teachers and students excel!

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