Awesome news! 30,000 schools worldwide are now on Skoolbo!

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30K schools worldwide now playing on Skoolbo!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the schools that have chosen to learn with us, giving children access to our highly motivational and rewarding elearning game.

We are well on track to achieving the Skoolbo dream –  Our dream is that every child learns to read and gains confidence with numbers… these are life’s essentials. We believe technology can dramatically help and that the best way to do it is to make it lots of fun and to make it FREE!

Since we have launched we have added many new features to our growing list of learning games with many more to be released in the future!

Some of these include:

  • Popsnaz – our new highly motivating augmented reality feature where Skoolbo characters jump into your world to celebrate with you!
  • DuelBo – a fun new game within Skoolbo where students can challenge their classmates and friends to beat their high scores.
  • Language Dragons – children can learn French, Mandarin and Spanish with more languages coming soon!
  • Zippy Shake – bringing increased physical activity and music into the classroom, energizing the children and getting them ready to learn.
  • 60 Second Slime – increasing speed and accuracy in a fun rewarding game show

New to Skoolbo? Register your child or class to join the Skoolbo movement!

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New Feature! Skoolbo challenges you to a DuelBo!

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We know how much students love playing Skoolbo with children from across the US– now they can play with their friends and classmates!

Introducing DuelBo, a fun new game within Skoolbo where students can challenge their classmates and friends to beat their high scores.

What is DuelBo?

Previously in Skoolbo, students have been able to play against random students from across the country – now they can also choose to play with children they know!

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How it works

Whenever a student gets a high score on a game, they can choose to challenge a classmate or friend to beat their high score. This is a DuelBo challenge – the student receiving the challenge can decide to take the challenge, or simply ignore it. No pressure! There’s no direct communication between students so Skoolbo is still 100% safe and 100% fun.

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Adding a friend

All classmates can instantly play DuelBo with each other. Students can also freely add other Skoolbo users from their school. Best of all, children can add their friends from other schools too by sharing their friend code.

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Dr Weevil DuelBo!

Dr. Weevil is now a part of DuelBo. Every so often, Dr. Weevil will appear and set his own DuelBo challenge. His challenges are slightly difficult, so it’s a great challenge for students to see if they can beat Dr. Weevil. Of course, like all DuelBos, it’s optional and students can choose not to take the challenge.

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Teacher DuelBo!

Now available: Teacher Avatars! Teachers will be able to challenge their students to DuelBo challenges, just like Dr Weevil. In the NEW Teacher App (100% Free), Teachers can create their personal avatar, and then be automatically added to the Skoolbo game, occasionally appearing and challenging their students to try to beat their recent high scores. It’s all about motivation and improvement!

To access DuelBo, update to the latest version by visiting our downloads page!

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Manny Pacquiao Joins the Skoolbo Dream

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We are deeply honored to have Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and politician, join us in our dream of ensuring every child learns to read and gains confidence with numbers. Manny is a true legend and an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Just this year, the world saw the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather boxing match in what was one of the largest sporting events in history.

We are especially pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Skoolbo Philippines – Go! Pinoy Kids Go!

Manny Pacquiao with Skoolbo's Shane Hill and Julien Picot

Manny Pacquiao with Skoolbo’s Shane Hill and Julien Picot

Manny Pacquiao with his Jack Russell called Pacman who travels with Manny around the world and has his own passport!

Manny Pacquiao with his Jack Russell called Pacman who travels with Manny around the world and has his own passport!

Watch Manny Pacquiao do the Skoolbo Zippy Shake

Our dream is that every child learns to read and gains confidence with numbers… these are life’s essentials. We believe technology can dramatically help and that the best way to do it is to make it lots of fun and to make it FREE! 

25,000 Schools on Skoolbo and counting!

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Our dream is that every child learns to read and gains confidence with numbers… these are life’s essentials. We believe technology can dramatically help and that the best way to do it is to make it lots of fun and to make it FREE!

We are one big step closer to our dream with children in 25,000+ schools and counting across the globe now learning with Skoolbo!

This is a massive achievement and we are so excited to see this number grow with Skoolbo set to be released in Mexico, India and the Philippines this year!

We want to say a big thank you to all of our loyal supporters who joined us in making learning fun and free for all children. Since we have launched, we have added many new features to our growing list of learning games, with many more to be released in the future!

Some of these include:

  • Language Dragons – children can learn French, Mandarin and Spanish with more languages coming soon!
  • Zippy Shake – bringing increased physical activity and music into the classroom, energizing the children and getting them ready to learn.
  • 60 Second Slime – increasing speed and accuracy in a fun, rewarding game show

Stay tuned for more exciting Skoolbo updates to come!

Watch Skoolbo in Action

“While other education games struggle with a balance of learning and fun, Skoolbo has created an engaging, challenging, and rewarding app that my students don’t want to put down! It is my goal to invest more Skoolbo time for the rest of my class for the remainder of the year.”  – Mr. Paul Hobson, King-Chávez Arts Academy San Diego, CA, USA

New to Skoolbo? Register your child or class and join the Skoolbo movement!

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4 Reasons to Use Skoolbo – From UK’s Top Education Leaders

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Skoolbo is gaining traction and is getting recognized by some of the top education leaders from the UK. Here are some reasons why you should be using Skoolbo in class or at home, as quoted by some of UK’s leading educators.

1. Charlie Love from Aberdeen City Council Learning Technologies puts it this way:

“Skoolbo is a free app that provides literacy and numeracy practice to support the curriculum in Primary. It uses “game theory” to provide an engaging learning environment with rewards, leaderboards and the chance to fail and try again, but it is totally focused on maths and literacy, so the game itself is very much about learning, it is not about playing a game as a reward for learning.”

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2. David Cameron, who has been a key figure in national developments in Scotland is quoted saying:

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3. Education Consultant Malcolm Payton, who has led digital content programmes for the Scottish Government and in the Middle East, believes this is one of the most significant developments he has ever seen in Education:

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4. Former HM Chief Inspector Frank Crawford perhaps summed it up most succinctly by saying:

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New to Skoolbo? Register here to get your child or class started and join the Skoolbo movement!

 

Half a Billion Skoolbo Answers

A super exciting achievement this week with children across the world now answering over half a BILLION Skoolbo questions… a mind blowing effort!

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Most importantly, we have seen over 365,000 examples of children improving numeracy and literacy skills by 100%, a terrific result.

Below is a look at American schools who have answered a million questions or more.

School Name State Answers Average Improvement
IRMA DRU HUTCHISON EL TX 2451749 34%
PS 6 – NORMA ADAMS CLEMONS ACADEMY NY 1717276 38%
GENTRY PRIMARY SCHOOL AR 1584094 49%
HUGH GOODWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AR 1332879 41%
SOUTH POLK ELEMENTARY TN 1114444 37%
PS 96 RICHARD RODGERS NY 1079525 32%
OVERBROOK ATTENDANCE CENTER KS 1072837 49%
PS 5 PORT MORRIS NY 1049009 34%
LEGACY ACADEMY CO 1026682 35%
PS 176 CAMBRIA HEIGHTS NY 1010529 31%

Congratulations to all children involved in reaching this massive milestone!

Go Skoolbo Kids Go!

Skoolbo is in Mexico – the 1st School is off to a Hot Start!

Many exciting developments are underway with our neighbors to the south. We are excited to announce that the very FIRST Mexican school has joined Skoolbo! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the students and faculty of UPAP School!

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Students at UPAP hard at work on their own personal tablets.

UPAP is located in the municipality of Jocotitlán, in the northwestern part of the State of Mexico.

The Spanish acronym UPAP stands for “The Alejo Peralta Educational Unit”. This educational institution was established in the 1960’s by industrial pioneer Alejo Peralta. It was his mission to support the children of the growing industrial community by providing an integral education – including preschool, elementary, junior high, high school, and even technical trade school – at no cost to the families.

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The school’s facilities include: ample green areas, civic area, auditorium, library, medical and dental service, three computer labs, machining, lathe, and drawing shop, athletic fields, vegetable garden, kitchen, and showers.

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Solar panels on the school grounds help meet UPAP’s energy needs while teaching the students about environmental responsibility!

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Skoolbo is so honored with this opportunity to support UPAP’s mission of providing free education to the community by working closely with the highly qualified educators there to develop a Mexican specific version of Skoolbo in the near future!

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Sneak peak of Skoolbo Mexico!

Skoolbo’s COO Colin Brown had the pleasure of visiting UPAP in person last week and meeting with Agustin Paulin, an ed-tech expert who is revolutionizing education in Mexico through the use of technology.

Skoolbo COO Colin Brown checking in on a classroom!

This dynamic duo visited students in classrooms, energizing and encouraging the kids to reach some incredible numbers in just days. During this trip, Colin also received incredible feedback and ideas from Agustin and his team of educators. Our own development team will have many exciting things to work on for the upcoming Mexican version of Skoolbo.

Until the Mexican specific version is released however, the students at UPAP will continue to use the US version of Skoolbo with English as the target language. Answering questions in their second language has not held these kids back from success.. in fact, the students at UPAP have gotten off to a FIERY start! Both classes at UPAP have climbed their way to the very top of all classes on the US Leaderboard!

#1 – Class 5A!! #2 – Class 6A!!!

UPAP is #11 on the All US Schools Leaderboard!

UPAP among the ranks of some of Skoolbo USA’s consistent top-performing schools, with only THREE active classes! #11 and climbing.

The feedback from the children has been fantastic. The kids love Skoolbo and use it as often as they can, which is pretty often since they each have their own tablets!

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“We organized a competition between the three classes. The number of answers tripled that day. In fact, UPAP school made it to the top 35 schools in the Leaderboard.”  – Agustin Paulin

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“It was an amazing experience to travel to Mexico and meet with the students and teachers of UPAP. Skoolbo is very fortunate to have found an educational institution whose philosophy and passion toward education are so in tune with our own. We look forward to building on this experience with UPAP and working together with Mr. Paulin to bring Skoolbo to all children in Mexico.” -Colin Brown

Skoolbo could not have chosen a better school to launch the expansion of Skoolbo into Mexico. Stay tuned for updates on other new developments and Skoolbo’s international expansions!