I was introduced to this site by Kelly Tenkely, the author of iLearn Technology blog. I read her review and opinion and checked it out for myself and am now sharing it with you! So thanks Kelly for sharing!
The site is ScootPad and it offers online practice for students in grades K-5 based on the Common Core Standards in Reading and Math. And….it’s free. Yes…..it’s free!
Update: ScootPad is now offering Premium Features at a monthly rate of $4.99/classroom. Their basic features are still FREE! If you are interested in joining, please use this link and help out our classroom in the process with our monthly fees and hopefully someone down the road will do the same for you! The link takes you to my teacher page with ScootPad and then you click on the Sign Up button on the top.
Then, once your account is created, go to your Settings Page, Under Profile Tab click the Referred By link and enter my name – Betsy Spence – It should let you find my name at Blacklick Elementary. It’s that easy! Thank you!
I am using ScootPad in my first grade classroom. ScootPad also has invitations for parents so they can also see their child’s progress. And remember, since this is an Internet based program…once you have established a log in for your students, they can log on at home and practice there as well. ScootPad works at their individual learning pace and your set learning achievement goals so the more they practice, not only will their skill base grow, but they will move onto other learning targets.
It is also very easy to view data on your students and create practice lessons in areas you determine they need more practice on.
And yes…there is also an App for this!
This is a short video showing you some of the features of ScootPad: