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With summer just around the corner (or maybe already here for you lucky ones!), we wanted to provide a “checklist” to help you wrap up the ‘15-’16 school year on ScootPad.

1. Download and store reports.
Before you unenroll students, be sure to download and store reports for your records.
How to view reports
How to download data

2. Enable Summer Learning for your students.
Check your license expiration. If it is still active, make sure to take advantage of Summer Learning, empowering your students to maintain skill building over the summer.
For more information: 2016 Summer Program

3. Create rewards for students to redeem their coins.
Coins are tied to the classroom in which they are earned, so encourage your students to use their coins on games and/or fun, end-of-the-year rewards. Consider giving away old posters, books, or supplies for coins!
How to add a reward

4. Now, relax!
Summer is a time to relax, have fun, and recharge for the new school year. We’re still here to help you if you have any questions over the summer. Send us an email at support@scootpad.com.

Teachers: End of School Year FAQs
Admins: End of School Year FAQs

Happy Summer!

Cheers,
The ScootPad Team

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Summer Learning on ScootPad is now here! Research shows that students lose 2 to 3 months of grade-level proficiency in math and reading every summer. Help students retain proficiency while preparing them for the upcoming school year by enabling Summer Learning!

For Parents
With just a few clicks you can enable ScootPad’s summer curriculum (in At-Home Learning Zone) and get your kids started with summer learning. Math & ELA summer assignments will be auto-assigned every week – this means little to no time spent on assigning tasks, and more time to spend with your family! Your kids will also have access to adaptive eBooks and Spelling practices. You’ll need the silver plan for each student ($6.99/student/month). Learn More. Ready? Follow these Step-By-Step Instructions: How to enable Summer Learning for your student.

For Teachers
With just a few clicks you can enable summer learning and prepare your students for the upcoming school year. You’ll have access to our specially-designed Summer Learning Paths and automatic weekly assignments for Math & ELA. Depending on your license, students will also have adaptive eBooks and Spelling practices available to them. Students get these tasks automatically and are fully adaptive – this means you spend little to no time on assigning tasks and reviewing results. You’ll need either a Lite Premium or an Ultra Premium license to use these summer features for your classroom. Learn More. Ready? Follow these Step-By-Step Instructions: How to enable Summer Learning for your classroom.

For Admins: Schools & Districts
With just a few clicks you can enable summer learning and prepare your students for the upcoming school year. You’ll have access to our specially-designed Summer Learning Paths and automatic weekly assignments for Math & ELA. Depending on your license, students will also have adaptive eBooks and Spelling practices available to them. Students get these tasks automatically and are fully adaptive – this means you spend little to no time on assigning tasks and reviewing results. You’ll need either a Lite Premium or an Ultra Premium site license to use these summer features for your school(s). Learn More. Ready? Follow these Step-By-Step Instructions: How to enable Summer Learning for your school(s).

For more information visit our Summer 2016 page, or email us at summer@scootpad.com.

We look forward to an awesome summer!

Cheers,
The ScootPad Team

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By 2020, we expect most K-12 schools to be using personalized learning in at least one way, but it’s a shift that will require more than just technology. It’s a big challenge, but it’s great to see many early adopters showing the way by implementing truly personalized learning solutions such as ScootPad.

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Bill Gates, in his recent keynote address at the ASU+GSV Summit, outlined that his foundation’s #1 areas of focus for education is to enable “Effective Personalized Learning Solutions”. Mark Zuckerberg‘s “Chan Zuckerberg Initiative” recently announced that his foundation’s education efforts will focus on personalized learning and underserved communities.

We’re delighted to see “Personalized Learning” being recognized as the key enabler to transform learning – a belief that is near and dear to our mission which led to the launch of ScootPad in 2012. With this increased awareness and support from private and non-profit communities, we’re certain personalized learning will scale up and deliver on the promise to improve student outcomes like never before.

At ScootPad, we’re super excited to have been involved with building personalized learning solutions that will help the world’s younger generation enhance their learning potential.

Cheers,
Maya & Bharat
Founders, ScootPad

ScootPad has partnered up with McGraw Hill Education’s Engrade learning management platform to provide a simplified sign-in process for educators and students. Users are now able to seamlessly launch into ScootPad from Engrade without having to remember or re-enter their login information every time. This integration will allow educators and students to spend less time signing in and more time on learning.

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For more details on how to set up Engrade integration, view our help article.

Are you using another LMS/LTI system other than Engrade? No problem. You can still add ScootPad as an external app to any LTI-compatible LMS/SIS system. To integrate with any another LMS/SIS system, check out our follow these steps.

Cheers!
ScootPad Team

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ScootPad is now a Certified Partner of Canvas, a modern learning management system by Instructure, together providing a simplified sign-in process for educators and students. Users are now able to launch into ScootPad right from their Canvas dashboard with one click of a mouse. This integration will allow educators and students to spend less time signing in and more time on learning.

Search for ScootPad in the Canvas’ External Apps:

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Install and add ScootPad to your course in Canvas:

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For more details on how to set up Canvas integration, view our help article.

Are you using another LMS/LTI system other than Canvas? No problem. You can still add ScootPad as an external app to any LTI-compatible LMS/SIS system. To integrate with any another LMS/SIS system, check out our follow these steps.

Cheers!
ScootPad Team

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Differentiated learning and personalized learning – what’s the difference? These two terms are very commonly used these days and yet, there is very little clarity around their definition and how they work in a classroom setting. No worries – we’ll put these terms into perspective from a teacher/classroom standpoint with few simple examples.

Differentiated learning is when teachers set up different paths for groups of students to take, to achieve the same learning goal.

ScootPad enables differentiation by giving teachers the ability to assign different learning paths to different students. For example, there are 20 students in a 5th grade class. The teacher can assign a 4th grade learning path to 5 students who are below grade level, a 5th grade learning path to 20 students who are at grade level, and the advanced 5th grade learning path to the remaining 5 students who are ahead of their peers. Teachers can also build assignments with focus on specific concepts tailored to different groups of students.

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Personalized learning allows students to achieve individual learning objectives at their own pace.

ScootPad’s learning paths and adaptive algorithms work together to enable personalized learning for students. Using data from each student in real-time, ScootPad identifies where each student falls within their learning path and will provide practice in concepts accordingly. For example, Daisy and Lily are working on Concept A on their learning path. Daisy quickly masters Concept A and moves onto Concept B. Lily, however, is having trouble mastering the concept so ScootPad will provide enrichment content such as Scootorials and additional practice until she masters Concept A.

 

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Diagram of personalized learning

A recent independent research by EdSurge, sponsored by Pearson, announced a framework to understand and evaluate “adaptive learning technologies”. ScootPad has been recognized as one of the three adaptive tools, alongside McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Pearson’s SuccessMaker, that enable adaptive sequence and adaptive assessment for grades K-8. Furthermore, of the three, ScootPad is distinguished as the only platform covering both Math and ELA for grades K-8, accessible from anywhere at any time on any mobile/desktop device. Learn more about EdSurge’s research on adaptive learning.

Cheers!
ScootPad Team

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We’re excited to announce that ClassLink is now integrated with ScootPad to provide a seamless single sign-on process and an overall improved user experience for admins, teachers, and students!

ScootPad can now be launched through ClassLink’s My Apps page with a simple click of a mouse. ClassLink and ScootPad are leveraging Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI) to provide a rich integration of two world-class platforms. Schools, developers, and publishers that embrace specifications like LTI have better, more secure, and faster connections between digital education resources. That means more time can be spent on learning and less on trying to get students logged in!

Click the + sign on the top page of My Apps on ClassLink:

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Select ScootPad from the App Library:

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For more detailed help on how to integrate ScootPad with ClassLink, check out our help article.

Are you using another LMS/LTI system other than ClassLink? No problem. You can still add ScootPad as an external app to any LTI-compatible LMS/SIS system. To integrate with any another LMS/SIS system, follow these steps.

Cheers!
ScootPad Team

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