Differentiated Learning vs Personalized Learning

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... 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 →

How to Differentiate Learning?

To all combo teachers, special ed teachers, grade level teachers, intervention teachers, home school teachers, immersed parents, and others - See how YOU can provide optimal & personalized learning for your students and drive improvement with the power of DIFFERENTIATION on ScootPad. Today's post will go over how to add and assign multiple learning paths... Continue Reading →

Placement Tests in Math and ELA/Reading

Today's Feature Spotlight Series post will bring everyone's attention to our Placement Test feature.The Placement Test is a diagnostic tool to evaluate a student's proficiency in Common Core Standards. As a result, students will be placed in the appropriate unit along their current learning path.You can get to placement tests from your learning paths page... Continue Reading →

Feature Update: Amazon Store Phased-Out!

You told us, we Listened. As many of you know, ScootPad was created to provide teachers and students with a safe and secure learning environment. While the Amazon store feature was exciting and engaging for students, many teachers expressed their concern about the distraction it created and the loss of valuable student learning time. We couldn't... Continue Reading →

New Features: Placement Tests and SkillsDNA powered Learning Paths

We're very excited to release these new features which will further extend ScootPad's impact and value to teachers, students and parents. Also, expect a ton more features scheduled to release over the next 10 weeks as we prepare to bring you the most comprehensive (all-in-one) and affordable Common Core Standards aligned learning platform for the 2013-2014... Continue Reading →

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