Hybrid Classes Out-learn Traditional Classes

More than nine out of ten schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks (Hybrid Learning Program Results, Hybrid Learning Institute, Dellicker Strategies, 2013-2014). What are hybrid classrooms doing so differently anyway? Many base their learning model on the... Continue Reading →

ScootPad Alleviates Test Anxiety at North Country Elementary

Jolinda Smith’s students at North Country Elementary in Antelope, CA were pleasantly surprised after completing field testing for the new Common Core state tests. Students breezed through the test and found that all of their hard work on ScootPad had paid off! Jolinda was shocked to find that, by using ScootPad, her kids had not only... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Improve US Education

What does the future of US education look like to you? How about a potential plan of action, including costs and benefits of a better, more cost effective system? Forbes organized this very scenario, planning out an investment in US education to see how it would affect the nation's GDP. With an initial investment of $6.2 trillion over... Continue Reading →

Encouraging Healthy Competition with the Class Leaderboard

Full disclosure: I have been known to avoid competition. My husband and son are extremely competitive and sometimes...well let's just say it’s not so much fun to be around them. I am amazed at how my son can turn anything into a competition: tying his shoes, helping bring in groceries from the car...you name it,... Continue Reading →

ScootPad Helps Make Learning Fun at Hillsborough Elementary

Ms. Gradone, a third grade teacher at Hillsborough Elementary School in New Jersey, shares her ‘secret weapon’ for getting students excited about learning, “ScootPad has motivated my student’s inside and outside of the classroom.” She explains further, “They are forming a community within the classroom and working their hardest to inspire each other to become... Continue Reading →

Huntsville City Schools Adopt ScootPad District-Wide

Huntsville City Schools (District) needed a fun, engaging and individualized learning platform, which led them to purchase ScootPad district-wide for all 17,000 (K-8) students across 32 schools! Jones Valley Elementary School’s principal, Rebecca Balentine, tells us more about why they chose ScootPad: What led you to look for a program like ScootPad? "Our lower grades... Continue Reading →

Jones Valley Elementary Clinches the Kindle HDX!

A big congratulations is owed to Jones Valley Elementary School of Huntsville, Alabama who beat out the competition to win a Kindle Fire HDX in ScootPad's March Madness drawing! Rebecca Balentine (Jones Valley Elementary Principal) led her school to victory when her district, Huntsville City School District, submitted a ScootPad site license purchase order last month for... Continue Reading →

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