We're excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Emma Brunskill to ScootPad's Advisory Board. Dr. Emma Brunskill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. Dr. Brunskill is on a mission to increase human potential through advancing interactive machine... Continue Reading →
Over the past couple of months we’ve been working behind-the-scenes to simplify ScootPad by retaining the key functionality you frequently use and adding new capabilities you requested. Our brand new user interface reflects these improvements.
ScootPad helps students build a growth mindset by providing feedback that encourages them to embrace challenges and believe in effort as the path to mastery. Additionally, the new weekly Goals and customizable Growth Mindset Message features encourage students to achieve and exceed their goals while understanding the value of effort, persistence and willingness to learn from mistakes.
Improvement 6 of 10: Predict Concepts Requiring Re-Teaching with the New Intervention Monitor. Our new and improved intervention monitor is built on the research-based RTI framework to help teachers predict interventions early enough to intervene with specialized instruction and improve students’ academic achievement.
Entry and Exit tickets are a formative assessment tool that give you a way to assess how well students understand the standards/concepts they are learning in class. We've pre-loaded and made these available for each standard for you to use as often as necessary. The insights from these quick assessments can tell you instantly whether students have a superficial or in-depth understanding of the standards. Use the data to tailor instruction to meet students’ needs right away.
Improvement 4 of 10: Automatic Mastery Checks ensure students retain previously practiced concepts. In a student's learning path, concepts are revisited with strategically spaced Mastery Checks, which helps create more robust pathways for recalling information over a longer term. Concepts successfully passed during the mastery check are marked "Mastered" in the learning path.
Students now have access to launch a lesson during practice (i.e. on-demand lessons), receive automatically pushed lessons when they struggle (i.e. time-out lessons) or when specifically assigned by their teachers.
Brand new practice and assessment content built from the ground up using the 50+ tech-enhanced item formats which offer the psychometric properties that help more accurately measure student knowledge compared to traditional formats.
This blog is the 1st of the 10-part blog series introducing you to the 10 major improvements and new features available for your use in the new school year.