The Quiet Wow of ScootPad

Those of you who follow my blog know that I have been using ScootPad for years with my family. Long enough that my son’s username is his first name without any numbers. One might say he’s as much an expert on ScootPad as I am. 🙂 And although I have mentioned the platform to a number of his teachers at his school, none have ever followed through.

So I was interested when my son came home from school the other day and told me he’d had free time in his technology class and so he asked the teacher if he could log in to ScootPad and do some exercises. I was impressed at his initiative, impressed at his independence, and impressed at his work ethic.

I was even more impressed when he told me the reaction of the other kids in his class. As he was doing a practice (a practice mind you, not a game or looking at the leaderboard or posting on the class wall…simply doing a practice), the other kids all gathered around him.


“Wooow!” they oogled. “What are you doing?”

‘ScootPad’ my son said matter-of-factly. After all, it’s nothing so amazing for him. But it was to them.

And it reminded me that we are at the start of a fresh new year school year and we have fresh new opportunities to offer this simple but ‘wow!’ platform to our students for fun while learning.

What ways have you rediscovered the WOW of ScootPad?

Dr. Michelle Anthony


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