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.
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.