by ScootPad Corporation
ScootPad provides a tool for teachers and administrator to set adaptive learning playlists for students. The tool features math and ELA content for students K-8, all of which is Common Core aligned. The tool requires a license to use, but can be accessed via a 30 day free trial.
The core action on ScootPad is for teachers to create learning paths. These are groups of lessons through which a student should progress in order to master a subject. Teachers can build their own learning path using curriculum provided by ScootPad, or can select from paths already created by colleagues in their school or district. The tool provides teachers with content for math, reading and spelling from grades K-8. Teachers have the option to allow students to proceed along an adaptive pathway set by ScootPad, or for students to work through assignments in the order prescribed by teachers. A click of a button assigns these learning paths to students.
Students begin a unit by taking a placement test; this assessment determines where on the learning path the student should start, and what types of instruction she should receive. As the student progresses, ScootPad adapts to their progress, displaying different lessons, exercises and assessments for each students. Data from student work is sent in real time to a teacher dashboard.
Teachers can also use the tool to create their own assessments. ScootPad boasts more than 50 question formats, corresponding to the question types used on SBAC and PARCC tests. Finally, auxiliary features like a reading log, ebooks and a behavior tracker round out the tool.
Administrators can use ScootPad to create learning paths for distribution throughout their school or district. They also have access to the real-time learning data from individual classrooms. Parents too have access to their child’s data, and can view progress or areas of weakness at any time.
ScootPad has several pricing options, corresponding to the number of students who will be using the tool. ScootPad’s basic version is free, provides curriculum for one grade (of the teacher’s choosing) and has a limit of 30 students. The next level, ScootPad light, costs just under $3/student/year. This upgrade includes access to all curriculum, K-8, as well as unlimited learning paths. Finally, ScootPad Ultra costs just under $6/student/year, and includes an ebook library, school-wide assessments and behavior tracking. ScootPad’s pricing page states that volume discounts are available.
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1. Teachers should be able to give coins to their students.
2. Perhaps pair down the dashboard. It is a lot.
I would like a read aloud feature for e books that teacher can turn on or off.
I would also like to control how long a student can be on a game eve...