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Need Help? We’ve Got You Covered!

You recently registered for ScootPad. You enrolled your students. You printed out sign in cards and now it's lab time. Now what? Do you give them a placement test? Will your devices work? What exactly is a learning path? These... Continue Reading →

New Ways to Unlock Hidden Potential

I think sometimes we are overly cautious when it comes to learning. There is good reason for this cautiousness, as some students do best when walked carefully along the path of incremental success, but become bored at this slower pace. Thus, sometimes... Continue Reading →

Your Best Tool for Parent Teacher Conferences

This year, I’m excited to have the mastery progress report to share with parents. ScootPad puts together all the real-time data, while all I do is click print! I like having transparent data to share with the teachers for the parents.... Continue Reading →

Getting Cozy, Learning with ScootPad

One of my main goals as a GT teacher is to engage my advanced students in thinking and learning. I’m not above any method that will hook them. In my class, we use a gamification platform to support the notion... Continue Reading →

The Power of Sibling Rivalry

Those of you with more than one child know it all too well. That competitive streak between siblings that will drive you nuts when it rears its ugly head. If your kids are anything like mine, they get along wonderfully,... Continue Reading →

Challenging My Students & Seeing Results

Those of you who have been following my blog know I am super excited that I have many students who are practicing on ScootPad and showing concept mastery. Remi is one of those students. As I also wrote about in another... Continue Reading →

Excite Learning with a Class Rewards System

At school I run a gamified classroom, where students earn mission points (MPEs) for quests (assignments) they complete. I extend this framework to our ScootPad rewards by allowing students to purchase mission points with ScootPad coins.  For every 50 coins... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Technology

I didn't always love technology. In fact, ours was the house where the kids watched zero TV and used zero electronic devices. Zero. I wanted my kids to touch and build and race and play. Until my oldest was in... Continue Reading →

Remaining Open and Flexible

Finding the right level for kids is somewhat of an art. And when you find it, the context that makes it right may change. Therefore, keeping the lines of communication open with parents will be a big asset in supporting kids’... Continue Reading →

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