Tea Area Schools replace several learning tools with ScootPad district-wide

San Jose, CA – July 15, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that the Tea Area School District adopted ScootPad District-Wide, allowing the district to standardize learning for all students while saving money and gaining invaluable insight into student learning across the district.

Tea Area Schools, a tech-savvy district experienced with technology in the classroom and their effects on student learning, was in search of a comprehensive platform to enable innovative and challenging learning opportunities. ScootPad was introduced to Tea Area Legacy Elementary school during a brief trial. ScootPad impressed administrators with its detailed reports, while teachers were pleased to see the features they desired all on one platform. Tea Area Schools had other prospective bidders, such as iXL, but decided to go with ScootPad due to its comprehensiveness and value for the money.

“Our teachers were so impressed with ScootPad’s platform and the abundance of features, that I don’t know where to begin. They were immediately pleased when they saw the Learning Paths feature and how well it covers the Common Core. They also liked that the program can adapt to the learners’ needs by assessing each student and placing them in the appropriate unit on the learning path. In addition, the teachers found the reports to be very useful in determining learners’ needs whether it be for an individual, a small group, or the entire class.” said Jamie Ihnen, Technology Integrationist for Tea Area Schools. “Thanks to ScootPad’s wide variety of subjects and features, we are able to save money by purchasing ScootPad for the entire district and eliminate other programs that we have licenses for. With all students using ScootPad, we are looking forward to accessing district-wide learning data.”

“We’re happy to have Tea Area Schools choose ScootPad as their district-wide learning tool.” said Bharat Kumer, Co-founder and CEO of ScootPad. “One of the goals of Tea Area Schools is to provide innovative and challenging learning opportunities to their students, and our entire team is more than thrilled to stand behind ScootPad to enable that goal.”

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 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About Tea Area Schools
The Tea Area School District is a public school district in Lincoln County, South Dakota. Tea Area Schools mission is “To educate and empower each student for success in a global society.” For more information, visit www.teaschools.k12.sd.us

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 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!

Learn More
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.

100 Million Problems Solved and Counting

Milpitas, CA – Mar 31, 2013 – ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced a major milestone by achieving 100 Million Problems Solved on its online learning platform.

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Big Data driving Big Impact! Our technology is data driven. To deliver highly effective and personalized learning experience, we process and analyze massive amounts of data to accurately maintain each individual student’s unique learning path. Over 1 million students from schools across the country experienced the power of personalized learning delivered by the ScootPad SkillsDNA™ technology.

Adaptive Technology & Algorithms. “ScootPad has joined forces with the best researchers and thought leaders in this field (check out our advisory board) to push the envelope through massive innovation. We think this is just the beginning of what can be done with personalized learning technology.” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, ScootPad Co-Founders. “We’re pleased with the impact we delivered in just 8 months (since Sept 2012). We are super excited about the BIG impact and change we can drive in the coming months and years”.

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 adds $600K Seed Funding: Readies for Hyper-Growth!

Milpitas, CA – Feb 18, 2013 – ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced $600k in seed funding to accelerate product innovation and support hyper-growth.

This seed round is led by 3 silicon valley based business executives & angel investors:

  • Brad Buss, CFO & EVP, Cypress Semiconductor (BOD: Tesla Motors, CafePress)
  • Michael Tate, Ex-CFO, NetLogic Microsystems (Sold to Broadcom for $3.7 billion)
  • John Keller, Founder of Ranger Marketing GmbH (Europe)

ScootPad recently announced crossing the 1 million user milestone within 6 months of launch – making it one of the world’s fastest-growing education technology companies. ScootPad also released its Premium edition recently to enable deeper personalization and greater student engagement.

“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.”

“We’re honored to work with such high caliber investors & advisors as we embark on our next major growth phase” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, ScootPad’s Co-Founders. “We’re just getting started! In the coming months, stay tuned for groundbreaking features that will lead classrooms into a new era of learning!”

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 announces explosive growth and user adoption (over 1500% in just 2 months)

Milpitas, CA – Nov 1, 2012 – ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced that it has experienced explosive growth (over 1500% or 15x) in just the first two months (Sep & Oct) of the 2012-2013 school year.

In this short period, 7,000+schools/districts, 50,000+ teachers/classrooms and 500,000+ students have started using ScootPad.

“We’re very excited and pleased with the rapid adoption from teachers and the depth of student engagement we witnessed in these two months.” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, ScootPad’s Founders. “This underscores our platform’s ability to scale & support explosive growth.”

Teachers & Kids LOVE ScootPad! See what thousands of teachers have to say.

“We are inspired & moved by the impact ScootPad had in just 2 months”. Here are some numbers:
»  7,000+ schools/districts, 50,000+ classrooms/teachers & 500,0000+ students
»  15+ million problems solved & 1+ million practice/homework tasks by students
»  130,000+ hours of online learning time spent by students
»  25,000+ hours of teacher’s time saved (~$1 million in productivity gain)
»  $400,000+ saved by avoiding paper (direct cost savings for schools/districts)
»  230+ trees saved by going paper-less (Go green & Save the environment!)

“We’re just getting started :)” said Co-Founders Bharat & MayaSee the latest numbers!

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 Schoology App Center

Milpitas, CA – Aug 23, 2012 – ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced the availability of ScootPad Apps on the Schoology App Center!

Schoology users (teachers & students) can seamlessly launch and use ScootPad Apps from within their Schoology courses/accounts with just one click. For more details, read Schoology’s ScootPad Apps Launch Announcement!

Utilize both the ScootPad and ConceptBANK™ apps to understand and implement Common Core Standards into your K-5 classrooms with fun and engaging assessments!

“We’re very excited to launch ScootPad Apps on the Schoology App Center. We believe that the more convenient we make it for students, the more quickly and efficiently they will learn. We look forward to further enhancing the user experience for teachers and students with much deeper integration on the Schoology platform in the coming weeks” Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO ScootPad

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.