For K-5 teachers looking to offer students a fun, interactive way of completing Common Core objectives, or for middle-level teachers who would like to provide students remedial work in reading and math, Scootpad.com is the place to go.
Scootpad markets itself as "the ultimate way to master math and reading skills. Self-paced and personalized practice keeps kids engaged & challenged."
Once you open Scootpad.com, you have the option to sign in as a teacher or parent. From the location known as the "Dashboard," you create classes into which you can invite students or, if they are too young to follow through with an invitation, you can load them in yourself. The website provides students with a username and password; they log in, set their grade level, and get started.
From your screen as the teacher, you can click on "Classes" and set up groups. They will look like this:
When you load classes into the program, you can then invite students or set them up individually and provide them their username and password. When you click on an individual class, this is the page you will see:
The class dashboard allows you to follow student interactions, where classmates can welcome one another to the program and cheer each other on in the race to earn coins. Coins are earned by completing practices and homework assignments correctly.
To add homework assignments, click on the "Homework" tab on the left. The screen that pops up allows you to name the assignment, provide a start and end date, set the task (Math, Reading, Spelling, etc.) and add students.
When you click "Add students" this is the screen you will see:
You can select individual students or all students. Then, Scootpad offers you the ability to track their progress and results. You can either click on "Homework" on the left and select the magnifying glass next to the assignment you want to see, or you can click on "Results" on the bottom left:
Once here, you can click the small magnifying glass to view results at a more specific level.
You can also view the progress of an entire class by selecting "Progress by Concept" or "Progress by Unit" on the "Results" page.
On the bottom of the above page, it offers you the option of generating improvement practice!
Students are also able to review incorrect answers and continue practicing at their own rate:
Scootpad also has apps on the iPad, Android, and Kindle. The Scootpad app is available, as well as their ConceptBANK app. With the demand for tracking progress and differentiating work for students, this online program is a big help!