What Do Other Teachers Say?
"Since the students were introduced to Skoolbo the interest and motivation around it has been phenomenal. Students from all year levels having been spending time in class and at home engaged with the program and building their knowledge in Numeracy and Literacy. They love the ability to create an avatar and ‘buy’ a variety of things with their well-earned points. The activities are short and sharp, keeping the students interested and on task. The way the program intuitively assigns appropriate content for each student is a real strength. I would recommend Skoolbo to any school and cannot wait to use the components that are still in development." - Chris Gray, Assistant Head of Junior School, Townsville Grammar School, QLD
"Since introducing Skoolbo to our students we have been amazed by their enthusiastic ‘take up’ of this programme. It was easy to set up across our network, and runs smoothly. Not only are teachers using Skoolbo in scheduled lesson times, but students are choosing to come into the Computer Suite in lunch times and use it. The links to home are just beginning but we have already had excellent response from parents who are very supportive of their students accessing Skoolbo from home. They are delighted to see their children accessing an educational product by choice in their own time." - Jo Rowell, Deputy Principal, Port Noarlunga Primary School, SA
"The uptake of Skoolbo at our school has been nothing short of phenomenal! The students love it and can't wait to correctly answer more questions to increase their scores. Teachers enjoy watching students pushing their learning to levels beyond all expectations. Both literacy and numeracy are being addressed and even the year 6s can be challenged. The fact that the software is available on tablets as well as desktops is a bonus. The Leaderboard is a great feature to motivate students and the reward stickers are very popular." - Marc Blais, ICT Coordinator, Whitford Catholic Primary School, WA
"Skoolbo is an excellent resource for both literacy and numeracy. The students are immersed in wonderful worlds where they do not realise that they are learning. The activities are geared to each individual’s strengths and adapt accordingly as the students continue to play. My students love that it is a multiplatform game and they can play anywhere, anytime."- Stephanie Westwood, Teacher, Cardiff North Public School, NSW
"Skoolbo has been a GREAT addition to our school’s eLearning agenda which includes 9 BYO iPad classes. Our students love using Skoolbo to support their learning and in particular, love using the Skoolbo app on their iPad. Many teachers have included Skoolbo as part of their homework and they are finding that the students want to do this part of homework. Everything from becoming a Superhero to buying new worlds offers the students the drive to want to keep playing over and over again. One of our students recently achieved over 5000 correct answers in less than 1 week. He said that he just couldn’t get enough of it. The fact that Skoolbo starts basic is great for our Prep students but then extends for the remainder of the students at our school. Students with learning difficulties can engage with Skoolbo at their level and support them with improving their learning. The 3D graphics are impressive and each of the activities are short so the students are engaged the whole time. The fact that Skoolbo is not as expensive as many other programs out there is a massive bonus! We can’t wait for further enhancements to Skoolbo as it is fast becoming an integral part of learning for Hilliard SS students." - Jason Meijboom, Deputy Principal, Hilliard State School, QLD
"Skoolbo has had a huge impact on our school. All of our children are loving the program. The vast majority are playing at home also. Children love the amazing graphics, they enjoy the competitive nature of the games and they also feel ownership of their avatar. It has been very easy to implement with very few issues. Parents have commented about how wonderful it is to see their children so eager to play educational games. For me, as maths coordinator the most pleasing aspect is that some of our keenest students are our reluctant learners. It has created problems though. Children are now desperate to play Skoolbo at lunch and there are only so many computers. Nice problem to have though." - Mark Nelson, Maths Coordinator, St. Mary's Memorial, SA
"As a school, AIS has been delighted by the level of engagement of our students and by the improvement of their skills both in Literacy and Numeracy. Skoolbo has certainly captured their attention and motivated them to earn points and to reach 'Superhero' status. Above all, however, it is the ability of the program to adapt to the skill levels of each individual child that has proven to be so attractive to us as a school. In this way, we know that each child is being challenged at his or her own level and is able to move forward at his or her own pace. This is a winning formula for us and is reflected in our results to date." - Sue Pike, Head of Junior School, Australian International School, Singapore