Designing a Blended Learning Program

Your school brought technology into the classroom, now you should see amazing results and improvements in learning, right? Not necessarily. Many schools have experienced the on-boarding of technology into their classrooms with minimal student results to show for it. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker explain in their book, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve... Continue Reading →

Shortcuts to Deeper Learning

Parental confession time: I don’t always interact with my children when they are doing ScootPad. For me, it’s time to get other things done around the house, with my child wonderfully engaged in thinking and learning. And the point of ScootPad is to provide independent practice across multiple areas. I love that about the platform,... Continue Reading →

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 →

3 Ways to Use ScootPad in the Classroom

For many people, ScootPad is an at-home platform to extend learning in school. I use it this way at our house, with my own children. My son has been doing ScootPad for years, when none of his teachers even knew about it! Since I’ve returned to the classroom, I’ve brought the power of ScootPad with me.... Continue Reading →

Ready or Not, BYOD is Here to Stay

Not too far in the future, students will be bringing in their own devices to school. They will have the option to pull out their own tablets (or other devices) and log on to learning platforms at any place and any time. Sound familiar? That's the ScootPad mantra! We recognize the need for students to have personalized learning... 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 →

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