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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!

Improvements to Coins and Reports!

Just in time for the holidays, we're excited to announce a couple of awesome improvements. 1) Printing capabilities for reports and 2) New opportunities for your students to receive bonus coins.

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... Continue Reading →

Getting Student Minds Back Into School Mode

My mind is set on preparing for back to school, and I am hoping my students’ minds are beginning to think about it as well. This will be the first year I begin the school year with my students (I... Continue Reading →

Evidence of Summer Learning

As anyone who has read my blog posts recently knows, I have put a great deal of effort into helping my students get excited about continuing to use ScootPad over the summer. I have no idea what to expect as... Continue Reading →

Prepare Kids for Common Core this Summer

Summer is a time for kids to relax, but that doesn't mean parents should let all learning go out the window. Instead, with minimal effort (and with ScootPad's help), parents can use this time to prepare kids for the new... 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... Continue Reading →

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