The World Cup is almost here! Here's how you can get your students playing from home

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The Skoolbo World Cup Countdown Is On!

 
Are you ready to win New Zealand? This Wednesday on the 2nd of December, Kiwi kids will be battling it out on the World Cup leaderboards to answer as many literacy, numeracy and language questions as possible over the 7 day period with the goal to become Skoolbo World Champions!

You can see how well your class and school are going by visiting our Skoolbo homepage which will turn into a dedicated World Cup challenge page! Here you will be able to see the live totaliser and get leaderboard updates! Will we be seeing your classroom at the top?

You can get your students playing from home with ease by downloading the World Cup parent newsletter printout. This specially designed newsletter explains what the challenge is about and has a quick start guide on how to get students logged in and playing from home. Simply get your students to fill our their username and password in class to make things easier.

This challenge is a great way to motivate children to learn and improve their skills with Skoolbo.

We look forward to seeing your class on our leaderboards!

Follow the hashtag #SkoolboWorldCup on twitter!

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The countdown is on for the Skoolbo World Cup! Let's go Kiwi schools!

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With just 7 days to go until the launch of the 2015 Skoolbo World Cup it’s time for Team NZ to get practising.

‘Team NZ – who are they?’ we hear you ask…

You of course!

All children (and schools) in New Zealand are to join together in an effort to become Skoolbo World Champions. Your task is to try to beat all the other Skoolbo teams from around the globe by answering the most literacy, numeracy and language questions over the 7 day challenge (running from the 2nd – 8th of December)

During the challenge, students’ avatars will be dressed in an exclusive Team NZ kit and every question answered correctly will take us one step closer to victory! Keep a look out for the dedicated Challenge Leaderboard which you will find on our Skoolbo website homepage when the challenge is running and will show live results in real time!

Let’s go Kiwi Kids!!

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Download the World Cup poster print up and put around your school to motivate and remind students!

Kiwi kids from Bayswater School on what they love about Skoolbo and how they’re going to WIN the World Cup! from Skoolbo on Vimeo.

Wakana Primary School! – One million club!

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With a total of 23 classes, 7 of them alone google maps wanaka schoolanswering 75,000 questions each and 7 Skoolbo Super Champs (individuals answering over 10,000 each), it’s no wonder Wanaka has hit the magic Million.
Casey a teacher from Room 5, sent us through some wonderful feedback and pictures of her very happy class playing their favorite educational game!

“As a teacher, I like Skoolbo because it’s very easy to follow. The children are able to work on it independently – right from the logging on stage. I like that it focuses on relevant things like basic facts, sounds and sight words – all children need practice with these things especially my group of year 1 and 2s. It’s cool that they play against other children and the element of competition is fun. It’s a fun way to learn but the children see it as more fun than learning! From an administration side I find the settings easy to manage and the website is helpful. I like being able to see who has been active on the game recently and often show the children these parts.” Casey Adams, Room 5.

The children from Room 5 said they like it because…

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  • you can buy things with the points
  • you can be a superhero
  • you can get a lucky prize and get points in the boxes
  • its good learning – it has good maths games
  • they like the mystery prizes
  • they like the races and seeing the other people racing
  • you can see how many points you and your classmate have
  • Hank says “It is good learning for me”

Wanaka Primary School keep up the awesome work-especially coming into the Skoolbo World Cup!

Go Wanaka Primary School Go!

Skoolbo presents Junior Inventors! A great new site for teachers, parents and kids!

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Looking for some inspiring activities to do in your class that is 100% free of charge?

Looking to inspire and grow your child’s creative and problem solving skills – and have fun at the same time?

Itching to try out your next big idea?

Do we have good news for you! Our scientists, inventors and educators here at Skoolbo have been busy working in our lab to bring you JUNIOR INVENTORS!

Junior Inventors is an exciting learning site for children, teachers and parents aimed at fostering deeper engagement by creating content that reflects the inspiring world of technology and innovation. It is packed with parent and teacher tools and resources designed for easy use in today’s busy schedule. We inspire young minds to learn and get involved in the creative process of inventing.

Features

  • Weekly burst of curiosity emailed straight to your inbox with the latest activities for teachers and parents
  • Content that is designed to inspire creative thinking
  • Teacher resources and lesson plans
  • Family focused parent activities
  • Competitions and showcases

Satisfy all your curiosity needs with complete downloadable lesson guides for teachers, D.I.Y. projects for parents to do with their kids, inventor spotlights to inspire the next generation of inventors, and much more!

So put your inventing hats on and subscribe to our Junior Inventors’ newsletter below!

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Sunnybrae Normal School – One Million Club!

Another impressive effort for a North Shore Auckland school becoming another member of the 1 Million Club recently.

Well done Sunnybrae mapNormal School, with your incredible 18 Skoolbo Super Champions (individuals answering over 10,000 questions) and four classrooms, Rooms 4, 15, 17 and 19 over 100,000 questions, it was only a matter of time before you joined the club!

Skoolbo is a great example of Sunnybrae’s commitment to e-learning. As well as Skoolbo they have  developed a strong digital citizenship ethos and leaping ahead with their use of Google Apps For Education.

You rock Sunnybrae Normal School, keep up the awesome effort.ch

GO SUNNYBRAE NORMAL SCHOOL GO!

How to get your class back onto Skoolbo for The World Cup!

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If you already have a Skoolbo account, you just need to do a few easy things to get your class up and running so your students’ can compete in our highly motivating World Cup!

This year, thousands of Skoolbo kids will be competing against other Skoolbo-ers in classrooms across the USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Philippines and India.

Running from Wednesday 2nd to Tuesday 8th of December, your students’ avatars will wear a new uniform. Every question your students’ answer correctly puts your country one step closer to victory!

There will be an automated tally on the Skoolbo website homepage so you can see the results live. This is a great way to motivate students’ to learn by answering lots of maths and literacy questions.

So to get back on board with us in order to join in, follow these simple instructions.

We look forward to your class joining in on the fun!

Step 1. Log In

Log in to your teacher dashboard via the Skoolbo website here

If you forget your password you can reset it at any time by visiting this page. Just use the email address we use to send you Skoolbo messages!

Step 2. Browse to your student list.

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Once you can see your student list, click the printer icon at the bottom of the list to print out your students’ log in details to hand out.

If you need to upload your students and you have many of them, email us at info@skoolbo.co.nz so we can help you get started!

Step 3. Download the full 3D game

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It’s more fun for kids to play the Mac/PC version or the Skoolbo App, which you can get by visiting our downloads page

Of course they can still play Skoolbo by logging in on the Skoolbo website too. 

Step 4: Play at home

Get your kids learning from home (and of course competing so that NZ WINS) by using our handy print-outs that can be filled out and sent home to parents. Click here to download the handy home print out.

New to Skoolbo? Register your class now to get involved in our Skoolbo World Cup Challenge!

 

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The Skoolbo 2015 World Cup is just around the corner! Let's WIN New Zealand!

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The Skoolbo World Cup is back for a second year and this time it’s the world against the world! Skoolbo Kiwi kids will be competing against other Skoolbo-ers in classrooms across the UK, Australia, United States, Mexico, Philippines and India.

Running from Wednesday 2nd to Tuesday 8th of December, your students’ avatars will wear a new New Zealand uniform. Every question your students’ answer correctly puts New Zealand one step closer to victory! There will be an automated tally on the Skoolbo website homepage so you can see the results live.

This is a great way to motivate students’ to learn by answering lots of maths and literacy questions.

Let’s have some fun as we join together to take on the world in the Skoolbo World Cup!

Stay tuned for more news on the World Cup coming in the lead up to December 2nd…

Go Kiwi Kids! Go!

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New to Skoolbo? Register your child or class now to get involved in our highly motivating World Cup!

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