Shauna Toolan’s 2nd grade students at Irving Elementary School love playing Skoolbo both at school and home! Ms. Toolan uses Skoolbo for reading and math instruction during centers. At night, her students take home their devices and are able to play Skoolbo at home. She reports that the kids really enjoy the competition aspect of the game.
“It’s fun because you get to play against different people from other states and schools.”
Irving Elementary School is one of eight elementary schools in the Berwyn South School District 100, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. The district utilizes 1:1 technology, which led them to become part of the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) Program. The goal of Irving Elementary is to provide individualized instruction that challenges students to reach their greatest academic potential. It’s wonderful to see teachers like Ms. Toolan utilizing Skoolbo to accomplish this endeavor.
Here’s some of the awesome feedback we received from the students in her class:
“I like it because you can play with friends at school, in other classes, and even other schools!”
“It’s cool because I get to do hard stuff that I’ve never done before!”
“It’s fun because you get to learn!”
“I love it because you can do any challenge – pluses, reading, subtracting, and counting!”
“It’s cool because you can go to different categories, and you can change your character, and you can race with other people!”
Thank you, Ms. Toolan, for sharing these enthusiastic testimonials! We love learning how Skoolbo is helping kids around the country.