Pump up the fun in your classroom!

Students work hard all week on ScootPad solving problems and earning coins. In addition, students are doing awesome things in your school which can be considered coin-worthy. We checked out some schools to see how they use coins, rewards, and games to intentionally engage their students and compiled a list of best practices. Check it out!

Using “Goals” vs “Screen Time” to Track Student Progress

With the advent of apps used both inside and outside of the classroom, comes the need to track student learning, or how much time students spend on these apps and devices towards learning. Below we explain why "goals" is the metric we suggest you use instead of "screen time" to spur students on to mastery!

Improvement 7 of 10: Developing a Growth Mindset

ScootPad helps students build a growth mindset by providing feedback that encourages them to embrace challenges and believe in effort as the path to mastery. Additionally, the new weekly Goals and customizable Growth Mindset Message features encourage students to achieve and exceed their goals while understanding the value of effort, persistence and willingness to learn from mistakes.

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 students earn on ScootPad, they can purchase 1 Mission Point, which can be earned by... Continue Reading →

Motivating Learning with the Class Leaderboard

With all the expectations and requirements teachers are under, is it any wonder that creativity around engaging learning can sometimes go out the window? Especially in the spring when testing season hits! I know my kids (and I!) are all pretty tested out right now, even though there are still a number of testing windows... Continue Reading →

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