Hey Educators! You're starting to settle into a routine and you've been observing how students are responding to online learning. Ultimately, your goal, by the end of the year, is to ensure that students achieve academically. Now more than ever, academic achievement will be tied to how often your students use their resources in order to show proficiency. In this fourth post in the School Closure Tips (series), we intend to show you some innovative ways to keep students engaged.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 →
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 started in October last year), many of whom will be returning to my GT class... Continue Reading →
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 summer goes on and their memory of my encouragement wears off, but I was pleasantly... Continue Reading →
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 Common Core State Standards they will be tested on next school year. Today's post will... Continue Reading →
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 →