Spaulding Elementary Leaps Forward with ScootPad

Milpitas, CA – March 31, 2014 - ScootPad team spoke with Debra Alexander, Principal of Spaulding Elementary School in Gurnee, Illinois, about how her school has been making strides with ScootPad! Her school consistently holds a place on our Top 10 Rate of Learning Leaderboard for their outstanding ranking in Math. They typically average an impressive Rate of Learning score of 2.25 in Math (students are moving at a pace 2.25 times faster than the average student not using ScootPad).

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What challenges or needs did you or your school face that led you to look for a program like ScootPad?

We really needed to have the right materials to teach the Common Core State Standards. We did not change our curriculum materials yet to support the Common Core, because we weren’t in that cycle in our textbook adoption rotation. The teachers and administration searched the internet for new resources to meet these needs and found ScootPad. Our district also provides iPads for all of our students, so we needed something that was compatible with that technology. Our building is PreK-2nd, and the teachers love having this resource to help provide differentiation that addresses the CCSS in a robust, engaging, relevant manner.

How did you implement ScootPad and engage students? Is there a specific feature you used/liked the most?

Teachers were encouraged to use ScootPad, and it slowly spread. We like the fact that it addresses the standards so well, and provides teachers with a way to track the students’ progress.

What results have you seen after utilizing ScootPad?

Our district has a goal this year for 62% of our students to meet their target goals in reading and math on MAP. So far, we are on track for meeting or exceeding that goal.

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To see more real-time stats about Spaulding Elementary’s experience using ScootPad, please click here: https://www.scootpad.com/schools/125279

Spaulding Elementary along with 30,000 other schools are using ScootPad. To see your school’s learning impact, click here: https://www.scootpad.com/metrics

About ScootPad

Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience for each student. Since it’s launch in 2012, 29,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

Over 30,000 schools adopted the Common Core mastery and assessment solution from ScootPad!

Milpitas, CA – February 14, 2014 - ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announces achievement of a major milestone with over 30,000 schools now utilizing ScootPad. This growth is fueled by the recent addition of curriculum for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, making ScootPad a complete K-8 Common Core mastery and assessment solution. Another important feature driving this growth is the new Rate of Learning metric which helps teachers, parents, schools, and districts measure how their students are performing in real-time.

ScootPad has met the demand from middle schools by adding common core standards and concepts across the 6th, 7th and 8th grades for Math and ELA/Reading in record time. ScootPad’s presence has not only spanned across all 50 states, but also across the world, to schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Also, with new school and district site licenses now available, ScootPad team expects these numbers will continue to grow through the next school year.

“We are ecstatic about the growth and adoption of our platform! We are fortunate to work with some of the most passionate and tech-savvy teachers, who are helping us extend our platform, expand our features and improve the learning experience every single day.” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, ScootPad’s Co-Founders.

ScootPad is raising the rate of learning and student engagement to a whole new level! Highlights of the impact include 750,000+ hours of student learning, 2.8 million concepts mastered by students, 370,000+ hours of teacher time saved and $5.5+ million in school budget saved. For more real-time metrics, visit: https://scootpad.com/metrics

About ScootPad

Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience for each student. Since it’s launch in 2012, 29,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad raises the bar in student learning with an unprecedented 156% average Rate of Learning

Milpitas, CA – Jan 27, 2014 - ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced that students on average are achieving an unprecedented 156% Rate Of Learning on ScootPad based on data collected during the first half of the 2013-2014 school year. ScootPad’s Rate of Learning algorithm collects and analyzes multiple real-time data points which measure how rapidly students are mastering the essential Common Core concepts.

ScootPad also announced today the TOP 10 schools on its leaderboard with the highest Rate of Learning in both Math and ELA/Reading. Creekside Elementary School from Hartland, Michigan ranked #1 in Math with a record 249% Rate Of Learning while St. Marks School from Colwich, Kansas ranked #1 in ELA/Reading with a record 362% Rate Of Learning. Learn more about the Top 10 schools on the leaderboard.

“We’re thrilled and encouraged by the data we see and the feedback we receive every single day! This strengthens our resolve and fuels our passion to explore new horizons.” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, ScootPad’s Co-Founders.

ScootPad is raising the rate of learning and student engagement to a whole new level! Highlights of the measurable impacts include 500,000+ hours of student learning, 2.6 million concepts mastered, 350,000+ hours of teacher time saved and 3,000+ trees saved. For more real-time metrics, visit: https://scootpad.com/metrics

“As a 1st through 8th Grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Career and Technical Education, I am devoted to exploring the best modalities, especially computer-based programs, for instruction.  In my academically-diverse classroom, I needed an accessible platform for creating differentiated learning paths while ensuring my students are learning the Core Curriculum.  After seeing tremendously positive changes in my students because of ScootPad, I firmly believe that every classroom should be required to incorporate its use into the daily schedules.” said Ms. Kathleen Eldridge from Mt. Pleasant Renaissance School, WI.

“I’ve found success through setting goals for my students.  Most students definitely go above and beyond because they are thrilled to see their names on the leaderboards!  I love that I can differentiate learning by assigning personal learning paths for each student.” said Mrs. Liz Olrich, 4th Grade teacher from Beechnau Elementary, MI

“ScootPad makes learning fun for my students, while showing me their strengths and weaknesses (according to the Common Core Standards). This program has been the biggest bang for my buck in our classroom!” said Ms. Lauren Rowe, 1st grade teacher from Blossomwood Elementary School, AL.

About ScootPad

Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience for each student. Since it’s launch in 2012, 29,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad Lands $1mil in Seed Funding, Powers past 27,000 Schools, and Recruits Heavyweights to Board

Milpitas, CA -Nov 8, 2013 - ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced it closed $1 million in seed funding and added significant momentum to its growth with its adoption across 27,000 schools. ScootPad attracted 140,000 teachers from all 50 states in a short 1-year period serving over 1.4 million students across grades K-5.

ScootPad also announced today that Harold Levy, currently a Managing Director at Palm Ventures, will join its advisory board. Mr. Levy was formerly the New York City Schools Chancellor & Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Kaplan, Inc., He holds a B.S. and J.D. from Cornell and a M.A. (PPE) from Oxford. Mr. Levy is a trustee of Pace University and a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee of Teachers College, Columbia University.

“ScootPad is both teacher-respectful and student-sensitive. It’s responsive to teacher needs by making it easier for them to contour instruction to the differing needs of the individual student,” said Harold Levy. “This is exactly the kind of technology that will shape the future of education; it’s simple yet powerful. I’m delighted to be advising ScootPad.”

Investors participating in this round include Brad Buss (CFO & EVP, Cypress Semiconductor. BOD: Tesla Motors, CafePress), Michael Tate (Ex-CFO, NetLogic Microsystems, Marvell & Galileo Technology), John Keller (Founder of Ranger Marketing GmbH), Ron Jankov (SVP & GM, Broadcom. Ex-CEO, Netlogic Microsystems), Abe Korgav (Ex-SVP WW Biz Operations, Netlogic Microsystems) and Roland Cortes (Ex-General Counsel, Netlogic Microsystems).

“Challenging the education status quo and transforming student learning using technology isn’t easy! We’re honored to work with such high caliber investors & advisers who help us innovate and dream BIG” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, ScootPad’s Co-Founders.

“Education is overdue for a major digital disruption and ScootPad is at the forefront of this revolution,” said Brad Buss. “I am excited to stand behind the ScootPad management team as they continue to innovate and shape the future of education.”

“ScootPad’s  rapid adoption and overwhelming positive user feedback is a testament to the value and need for such a breakthrough application,” stated Michael Tate. “I am excited to be involved with such a strong management team to help bring this important and needed educational tool to the market.   The ScootPad platform is truly revolutionary where it both simplifies and improves the educational process while also lowering the total cost of education.”

“The creativity and great execution of the ScootPad management team is bringing truly valuable tools to students around the world while at the same time providing a more cost effective solution to expand the accessibility of these educational tools to many more students,” said Ron Jankov.  “I am proud to be part of the team backing this very important venture.”

About ScootPad

Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience for each student. Since it’s launch in 2012, 27,000+ schools across 8,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad announces The Ultra Premium Plan!

Milpitas, CA – Aug 13, 2013 - ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced The Ultra Premium Plan which makes ScootPad the most comprehensive (all-in-one) and affordable Common Core Standards aligned learning platform in the industry.

ScootPad team has been quite busy this summer building the most wanted features to be ready & just-in-time for the 2013-2014 school year!

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The ULTRA Premium Classroom Plan includes Common Core Assessments, eBooks (GRL & Lexile aligned) and Behavior Management modules while all students in the classroom are deeply engaged with the Silver engagement features. Try Ultra Premium Plan Free for 30-days!

This is available for new teachers and for a limited time only. Make sure to let your colleagues and teacher friends take advantage of this promotion (a $20 value)!

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About ScootPad

Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience. Since it’s launch in 2012, 25,000+ schools across 8,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad now ready for Schools, Districts and Learning Centers

Milpitas, CA – Jun 20, 2013 - ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced that Schools, Districts & Learning Centers can now implement ScootPad and empower each student with personalized learning anywhere and anytime.

Administrators can now Sign up for a Free ScootPad ADMINISTRATOR account. ScootPad’s free learning platform is currently used across 22,000 schools, and we’re incredibly enthusiastic about welcoming a new incoming class of teachers and admins as we prepare for the 2013-2014 school year!

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It’s now super easy and quick to implement ScootPad across an entire School or District. We’ve empowered Admins & Principals with a ton of  features including:

  1. Get your own ScootPad Sub-Domain & URL (http://myschool.ScootPad.com)
  2. Upload & Manage Teachers and Classrooms
  3. Bulk Upload & Enroll Students (csv/excel data accepted)
  4. Manage Premium Subscriptions, Print Quotes, Submit POs
  5. Metrics and Reports (Engagement, Student Achievement, Time/Paper Savings)
  6. Get $100+ in credits when you sign up teachers ($4.99 credit per teacher)

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For questions related to this new Admin Account, call toll free 1-888-666-3106.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience. Since it’s launch in 2012, 25,000+ schools across 8,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.

ScootPad now available on Windows 8 and Nook tablets

Milpitas, CA – Apr 30, 2013 - ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced the availability of FREE Windows 8 and Nook optimized ScootPad Apps.

Students, Teachers and Parents can now use our ScootPad app on all Windows & Nook Tablets and any Windows 8 Desktop devices. Download the free ScootPad app from the Windows or Nook Store on your device or from our mobile page.

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Learn on-the-go from anywhere and anytime (24×7)!

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is an advanced content delivery and engagement platform that enables deeply personalized and rapidly accelerated learning experience. Since it’s launch in 2012, 25,000+ schools across 8,000+ districts have started using ScootPad (and growing rapidly by word-of-mouth). For more information, visit www.scootpad.com.