Enhancing the student experience is of paramount importance to us at ScootPad since it is so critical to student success and in helping them achieve mastery. We want each and every student to be engaged, enriched, and encouraged, so we asked teachers and admins from across ScootPad to share some of their best demonstrated practices. Read below and see how others are setting the stage for an awesome student experience.
Everyone will be returning to school very soon so with that in mind, we have a couple awesome freebies that will make administrators, teachers, students and parents gush with joy!
To help you better engage your students on ScootPad, we have made several improvements to the Class Wall! 1. You and your students can post more than just text! Both teachers and students can post images, URLs, and videos. Want to try it out now? Follow these steps to post a video. 2. Based on your suggestions,... Continue Reading →
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 →
In my classroom I run a gamification platform. It’s not that we play games all the time, it’s just the framework I use with kids to help motivate them. In my classes they are not given a grade. And they don’t get homework. So how do I keep them wanting to advance and put in... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, I focus my teaching brainpower on a single student. Trying to problem solve a tricky kid can make my job a lot easier if the student can change the dynamic in the class or help a group be more productive. Also, when I think about a single student, it can sometimes change the way... Continue Reading →
With the holiday season in full effect, we would like to wish everyone a relaxing break from their every day hustle and bustle. May everyone have a holiday break full of laughter, peace, and love. We've also compiled a short list of games to include in your holiday celebrations. Enjoy! 1. Charades--This one never gets old. Form two teams.... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →