Tried it Tuesday {Scootpad}

I am finally linking up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper for her weekly Tried it Tuesday linky.  I hadn't tried anything new the last few weeks of school because we were in Testing Mode, however the last week when I had nothing planned I tried out Scootpad with my class.

I had already started the free trial with my own boys, I want to keep them sharp over the summer, using the Scootpad App on my iPad.  My boys LOVE it!  I was impressed with what it had to offer and decided to try it out in my classroom.

Class list.  Students can choose an avatar for their account.
We had the mobile lab and I quickly set up my students with accounts (I created a login to use as a teacher and a separate login as a parent), this only took maybe 3-5 minutes.  Students logged on and began practicing their math skills.  One of the best features {in my opinion} is that Scootpad is Common Core aligned.  To use the free trial or basic plan students complete tasks already set my Scootpad, if you upgrade you can set the CCS you want your students to use.

Students complete a Scootpad Learning Path before moving onto more CCS.

Another great feature is the data you receive.  If your school is anything like mine we are very data driven.  This feature does everything for you!  The image below shows my students' performances on the math questions.  There are a large variety of reports/data you can choose and print.  I love this for SST!

As students answer questions correctly they earn coins, which can be "cashed" in to you for awards that you have created.  I created three awards: 1000 coins = homework pass, 700 coins = Prize Bin, and 300 coins = Crazy Hat (students can wear a hat for the day in the classroom).

The images below are my own children's profiles and data.  Maxton won't be in Kindergarten for another year but thought this would be a good start for him.  I currently am using the free basic plan but do plan to upgrade for the summer.

Here is a report on Xavier's math practice.

Scootpad also has Spelling word list you can assign for your class or own child.  I don't plan to use this for Maxton but will for Xavier who is entering first grade in the fall.

I really like everything Scootpad has to offer, I just dislike having to purchase an upgrade to receive all the reports and data for my parent account.  I do plan to upgrade both using my TpT money.  I hope you take a minute to try it out.


  1. Thanks, Jess- I hadn't heard of this app. I will definitely check out Scootpad for my son, too!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  2. i'll be interested in hearing if you pay to stay on it. I use the free Scootpad for my summer tutoring- that way I have great feedback for parents and they can work on it at home and with me. I felt like I found a small treasure when I discovered it!
    Our school uses SuccessMaker during the school year so we get all kinds of similar data! :-)

    Real Teachers Learn

  3. I haven't heard about this app before, but it looks great. Thanks for the idea! I will have to check it out.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  4. Looks like a great resource! So glad we have extra time now that it is summer break to play around with it. Thanks for sharing!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  5. I signed up my class a while ago and then never did anything with it. I need to go back and check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    room 4 imagination

  6. My class started strong the first half of the year on Scootpad, but I think next year I'll upgrade like you mentioned to customize it more. I also need to use that data more-you're so good! (We don't have a lab, so their time on it isn't as frequent as I'd like). I agree, the set up is super quick-a definite plus!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  7. I signed up for it but never got around to starting it with my kids this year. Thanks for the review! Would it be worth the upgrade? Maybe my school can pay for it (money's always tight that's why we like FREE things!).

  8. It so funny to see a post on this, because I'm also trying it out. I offered to sign up any kiddos whose parents wanted to do a test run for me this summer. 5 signed up, and I'm interested to see their take and how the kiddos like it.

    Amy @ The Littlest Superheroes

  9. This is such a great, detailed post!! Thank you for all the info. and I think I need to check this out this summer with my own to-be 1st grader! This looks like it could really be helpful in 4th with the data collection. Thanks for linking up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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