Learnathon Challenges On ScootPad Help Drive Student Competition

San Jose, CA – March 9, 2015 –  ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announces the weekly learnathon challenges building from ScootPad’s success with the leaderboards. Learnathon challenges are a simple way to get students excited and motivated about learning.

ScootPad introduced the global learnathon as a platform for schools and districts to compete for a spot in the top 100. Each learnathon challenge runs weekly from Monday to Sunday propelled by the number of problems solved correctly by students. Winners celebrate their success every Monday morning with awards and spotlight on ScootPad. The very first learnathon winner at the district level was Huntsville City, taking the #1 spot for both Math and ELA, while the American School of Guatemala took the #1 spot in Math and Fort Gibson Elementary School took the #1 spot in ELA at the school level.

Working to contribute to leaderboards as an individual, classroom, and as a school, students will collaborate to achieve more. Within each school, students work hard and persevere as a team to see their classrooms win a spot in the top 3. Students will build their confidence and ability by rising in the ranks, while learning and mastering concepts the entire time.

“Learnathons are powered by our gamification engine designed to motivate students by making the learning process visual, competitive, and fun.” said Bharat Kumar, Co-founder of ScootPad. “We’ve created a non-stop learning environment where students thrive as individuals and as a team, ultimately resulting in more learning.”

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

1 in 3 US Schools Use ScootPad to Make 1:1 Student Learning a Reality

San Jose, CA – January 6, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced that 1 in 3 US schools are leveraging ScootPad to deliver 1:1 student learning in the newly released Common Core Standards. ScootPad quickly became a classroom favorite for over 170,000 teachers and 1.8 million students representing all US states and school districts.

ScootPad’s rapid growth and adoption was a result of it’s ease of use and quick implementation. Teachers could get their classroom up and running in less than one hour, an entire school in less than one day, and an entire district in less than one week. New users could always count on the ScootPad team for help at every step towards becoming an expert user.

While ScootPad was designed to help students master an entire grade level with just one hour of practice each week, students have demonstrated an average rate of learning of 2.53 times their grade level driven by high engagement and persistent usage on ScootPad. Students spent over 3 million hours on ScootPad solving over 300 million Math and ELA problems.

“Not only has ScootPad made an impact on student learning, we’re thrilled to have helped schools reduce their paper use, resulting in trees saved. ScootPad directly contributed to over $9 million in cost savings for schools, while teachers saved on average five hours each week, allowing them to spend more one-on-one time with students.” said ScootPad Co-Founders, Bharat Kumar and Maya Gadde.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

Real-Time Customer Support with Live Chat, Twitter, Screen Share, and More!

San Jose, CA – December 8, 2014 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today released several new customer support features such as Live Chat, Twitter community help, and Screen share in addition to the existing phone, email, and online support options.

Due to the nature of teaching, educators are constantly engaging with students and other related activities, making it difficult to pick up the phone and call when there is an issue. Introducing Live chat, an instant, convenient, and quiet way to get help while multi-tasking. Not all ScootPad users are alike. Some understand all of the nuances of using ScootPad and doing everything themselves. Others are completely new and need a fair amount of hand holding. ScootPad’s support options are designed to cater to savvy users,”newbies”, and everyone in between.

Given the dynamic nature of the content and personalized user experience on the platform, user issues cannot always be easily reproduced. Live chat and real-time screen share enable users to get help right when they need it. While users can submit an email/ticket to get help, ScootPad support prefers to ‘see it to solve it’ by recommending live chat or phone over other methods. Users can also tweet to @scootpadsupport for quick answers from the support team and the rest of the community. How-To and other training videos are now available for users that want to get help on-demand.

Being a community-driven platform, user feedback and ideas are the holy grail of the ScootPad user experience and design. Similar to the adaptive analytics engine for students, ScootPad implemented an intelligent system to automatically gather user feedback following active usage and then periodically there after. This “live” feed of user feedback helps the team continuously iterate and improve ScootPad.

“After reviewing user interactions and satisfaction scores we decided we could better serve users in ways they were telling us work better for them.” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder of ScootPad. “Users love the ‘real time’ support experience and we love to see happy users.”

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

Student Engagement Shifts into High Gear with ScootPad’s Latest Engagement Features

San Jose, CA – November 3, 2014 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today launched a suite of student engagement features including, the coin exchange, learning games, leaderboards, customizable rewards, the class wall, and personalizable shout-outs.

Research shows that student engagement including: student participation, time on task, and peer group influence has profound impact on student learning and achievement. ScootPad’s latest engagement features are designed specifically to jump start student collaboration, motivation, and participation. Students are encouraged to earn coins through several learning activities which they can exchange for rewards, games, account personalization, and other fun features. Students can also earn coins through positive behavior, on-time assignment completion, and outstanding performance.   

ScootPad’s games are not only fun, but are hand picked to enhance a range of cognitive skills such as critical thinking, reasoning, memory, and problem solving. Some of the more popular games include Tic Tac Toe, Maze, Hangman, 2048, and Chess. Students are encouraged by both intrinsic and extrinsic forms of motivation while the ScootPad owl greets students at every milestone. Teachers and parents can encourage kids with customizable rewards, some of the popular rewards being lunch with the teacher, teacher’s aid for the day, tablet time, etc.

Leaderboards on ScootPad engage students in friendly competition with peers. Seeing their learning proficiency translate to higher rankings in real-time on the leaderboard, pushes students to work harder to stay at the top. Students connect and collaborate with their peers and teachers, in and out of the classroom, 24/7, with the class wall and shout-outs. 

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit 
www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad Launches 3.0 Announcing New Design and Major Usability Improvements

Milpitas, CA – September 29, 2014 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today announced the launch of ScootPad 3.0. This release includes over 40 new and improved features with intuitive design, enhanced usability, responsive interface, unlimited mobile accessibility, and multi-classroom enrollment.

ScootPad’s fresh new look and user-friendly navigation enhances the user experience. Each feature on the platform has been carefully redesigned based on user feedback and thoroughly tested to ensure ease of use. Significant effort was put into organizing the many features available, into a simple and easy navigation, allowing even the newest of users to explore with ease.

ScootPad users can now instantly find the how-to videos and help articles within any feature page to become a ScootPad expert. Students can now quickly sign on, with the one-click sign in page, where all they need is a password to get to their dashboards. ScootPad’s new design is responsive extending the same user experience across all devices of any size. The ScootPad app is now available for free on all major mobile platforms including, iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows.

Students are now able to enroll into multiple classrooms including, a completely new at-home learning zone which is dedicated for parents to get deeply involved and engaged with their kids’ learning. Administrators now have the ability to quickly bulk upload and enroll students to get the entire school up and running within minutes.

“With the new platform, students can learn on-the-go and are motivated to come back for more” said ScootPad Co-Founder, Bharat Kumar. “Teachers can now save more time while easily accessing many more tools to enhance learning in their classrooms.”

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad Announces New Scootorials (Instruction) Feature To Reteach Common Core Concepts

Milpitas, CA – September 1, 2014 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today announced Scootorials, the new Common Core audio-visual tutorials for grades K-8. Available 24/7, Scootorials are designed to reteach each standard at a concept level, in a step-by-step format. Students can access Scootorials from their dashboard, assignments, and learning paths with a simple click.

Frequently, students need help recollecting or comprehending concepts taught in the classroom, but find themselves stranded with no help available. Welcome to Scootorial, a virtual instructor with unlimited patience, providing students with just-in-time instruction for the specific concept they need help with. Scootorials are concise, step-by-step, easy to understand audio explanations with rich visual illustrations, allowing students to grasp concepts right away. Scootorials are interactive, enabling students to engage with the ability to replay, skip, or pause at each step, until they fully understand the concept in depth.

Dr. Benjamin S. Bloom, Professor of Education, suggested, “Schools cannot provide tutoring for every student but the use of mastery learning in combination with other practical methods could enable students to learn almost as well.” Scootorials on ScootPad provide the one-on-one guidance, both in and out of the classroom, to ensure every student has access to the necessary instruction. ScootPad’s prescriptive engine determines what each student needs to learn and provides recommended Scootorials right at their fingertips.

“When students have their ‘I’m stuck’ moments, Scootorials are there to help, at any time and any place,” said ScootPad Co-Founder, Bharat Kumar. “Scootorials allow teachers to extend their reach beyond the classroom to meet every student’s specific needs.”

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

Introducing Formative Assessments for Day-to-Day and Real-Time Student Assessment

Milpitas, CA – August 4, 2014 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today announced the launch of it’s newest feature, Formative Assessments. This feature includes technology-enhanced questions which are dynamic, interactive, and rigorous, all designed to assess student proficiency in Math and ELA.

Formative assessments on ScootPad accelerate the feedback loop and provide teachers with actionable results to differentiate instruction and provide just-in-time intervention. ScootPad helps teachers quickly set up personalized assessments for the Common Core Standards. Once students complete the assessments, teachers have immediate insight into the overall classroom proficiency with the ability to drill-down by student or by standard.

Teachers can track student comprehension using pre and post assessments combined with growth reports to measure progress between assessments. Students will experience 20+ unique, powerful, and interactive question formats, preparing them for technology-enhanced assessments such as PARCC, SBAC, & FSA.

“With Formative Assessments we want to give teachers a powerful and easy to use tool for rapid, daily evaluation of students.” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, Co-Founders of ScootPad. “This feature helps teachers predict early on, which students need help and in which standards.”

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.