4/4/15

You Oughta Know About Skoolbo

Ahoy, there blogging friends! It is that time of the year again for me to link up with Jasmine McClain from Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for another monthly "You Oughta Know About..."


And this month, I really wanted share with all of you a free online CCSS educational game called Skoolbo that is fun, engaging, and educational for students. 


Skoolbo was created by educators and game developers with the purpose of creating accessible learning solutions for kids. It focuses on ELA and Math Common Core State Standards and the games are broken down by each standard and skill. 


Students get to create their own character and by playing the "games" they earn points to buy their characters new accessories and vehicles the character uses for each game. 

I was contacted a few months ago by Skoolbo to pilot the program in my classroom to see how my students and I liked the software. 

As a teacher, I like how I am able to assign each student the skill and standard I would like them to focus on; making it differentiated for each students' levels and needs. Most importantly, I am able to track their progress and share the reports with their parents.


Best of all? It is FREE for teachers, students, and parents. Parents are able to download the game to their desktop or laptops at home and students are able to continue practicing their skills outside of the school setting. I love this part because as teachers, there is only so much time my students are allowed to go on their one on one laptops and use this. Allowing it to be accessible at home, increases my students' options for extra practice of skills in a fun and engaging way in multiple settings.

But, you don't have to take my word for it. Here is a demo video of what students get to see when they play one of the educational games:







5 comments:

  1. I will be checking out this app for my kids! I love that you can see their progress, it drives me cray cray when I get an app but there's no accountability for the kids. The graphics showing their growth is fantastic. Also, that is really neat that they chose you to pilot the app, I'm jeal. PS your blog is so cute I cannot even handle it! I AM OBSESSED.
    Love, Kelly
    Glitter in Third

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  2. This will be a great app to add to my iPads for math workshop stations! I'm learning about so many great apps on this blog hop! Thank you!... I'm off to hop a bit more!
    Tammy
    Literacy Loves Company

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this resource! I love that it is free!

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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  4. Great activities! I would personally include that app to kids’ curriculum, why not? I think such activities could help them out when they get older and continue their studies in middle and high schools. Many kids unfortunately have big problems with that, although they could simply apply to get essay writers online. You may simply google “Essay Lab service” and just click the link. This is a great support for any student, who’s still suffering with writing essays and paper researches in college.

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  5. I think that I can safely recommend your article to many of my friends and they will obviously like your approach to this issue. I think that after reading this article, they can even buy book reports about it. Thanks!

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