Do you teach in a Scottish school?
If the answer is ‘yes’ then we have something very important to share with you.
Skoolbo is now on Glow!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Skoolbo is now available through Glow. This means that all teachers and students in Scotland are now able to access the world’s largest ever learning game quickly and easily.
Whether you connect through Glow or download the Skoolbo app to use on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device, you will get access to the same “spiral learning algorithm” that provides children with a personalised learning experience designed to optimise their learning.
There are a few differences between the online Glow version and the app however. Here we explain the differences, and how you can get the best of both worlds.
Using Skoolbo through Glow.
Playing Skoolbo thorough Glow is easy –simply log into Glow, select the Skoolbo tile and you are launched straight into the game. If you are a pupil, you will go into the game itself and, if you are a teacher, you will go to the teacher dashboard where you can see how pupils are performing. You don’t even need to know your Skoolbo ID, as Glow does it all for you.
What is my Skoolbo ID and will I ever need it?
Firstly, let’s just confirm that you never need the Skoolbo ID if you always log in through Glow, as Glow does all the clever authentication bit for you.
You will however, need to know your Skoolbo ID if you want to download the app and use it instead of the browser version. The app provides a wonderful, immersive 3D environment that uses high quality graphics and is very engaging and motivating for children. The web browser version available through Glow has simpler graphics without the exciting racing worlds. The actual questions and the student progress record is the same across all platforms, but we highly recommend the app to enhance the learning experience and improve motivation.
The app can be downloaded free to PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, but you will need to know your Skoolbo user ID to log into it the first time.
You will also need to provide parents with their child’s ID to allow them to play the game and see progress reports for their child. Children’s IDs usually consists of their first name followed by four numbers, their password is a colour and an animal and can be changed by the adult or child. Involving parents in children’s learning has been shown to improve outcomes, and Skoolbo has been designed to achieve this in a totally secure way, only allowing parent to see the results for their own children and never allowing any communication between users.
How to find Skoolbo IDs.
||Log into Glow. Your Skoolbo ID (school code) is displayed on the top right hand side of the screen.
|Pupil IDs (when logged on as a teacher)
||Log into Glow and select the Skoolbo tile to run the Skoolbo teacher dashboard. Select the “Admin” tab. You can print the user IDs or download them as a spreadsheet.
|Pupil ID (when logged on as a pupil)
||Log into Glow and select the Skoolbo tile to run Skoolbo. Click on your name at the top right of the screen and select user profile. Note the user name and the password from the screen.