How Sumdog supports remote and hybrid learning
Sumdog is here to support schools, students, and parents to deliver hybrid learning this academic year.
As a social business with a mission to help close the attainment gap, Sumdog is committed to supporting schools, students and parents to continue high-quality teaching and learning, whether children are in the classroom or at home.
Seven ways Sumdog can be used for hybrid learning
1. Easy access from wherever children are learning
We know that access to devices and the internet can be a barrier to learning. With Sumdog, children don’t need their own computer to play, they can download the free app and play from a smartphone or tablet.
They also don’t need access for hours at a time. Just 10 minutes a day on Mom or Dad’s (or Grandparents!) phones will keep them practicing key skills and consolidating knowledge.
2. Practice the fundamentals
To help students get back on track after many months away from school, use Sumdog to prioritize the key math facts to develop and reinforce essential knowledge and skills. Building those firm mathematical foundations including number bonds, multiplication tables, and place value will increase their confidence and ensure they’re ready to progress.
We’re running a series of webinars throughout this term to get you up to speed, register below to join the next one or watch a recording.
3. Keep children engaged and motivated to learn
Sumdog games operate independently of students’ skill levels. They can juggle the pile of junk on Junkpile or blast their way through castles with Cannonball!
It doesn’t matter which of the exciting games students choose, or which subject they are working on, the questions adapt to provide an appropriate challenge for each individual, meaning they don’t get bored and want to keep on learning!
With a subscription, you can also send custom messages and reward students with extra coins for completing a challenge or trying their best.
4. Set personalized practice in less than a minute
With a Sumdog subscription, you can set tailored, specific practice to individuals or groups of students, ensuring they are working on key skills, suited to their level. You can easily differentiate on Sumdog, meaning there’s no sourcing multiple resources for different students!
With auto-marked questions and live results, there’s no printing, no marking, and no waiting for results to be brought back into school. You can immediately view their results and set them their next task.
Set personalized practice in less than a minute – watch our video to learn more!
5. Identify gaps with the new diagnostic tool
Quickly and accurately pinpoint each individual child’s strengths and areas for development with the free math diagnostic tool. You’ll receive a class report, broken down by strand as well as an age-related placement result for each student, so you know whether they’re on track for their grade level. With a subscription, use the custom assessments to drill down even further and use the results to set targeted intervention.
6. Encourage a sense of community with a contest
Join your local math contest to motivate students and bring them together, wherever they are learning. Hosted throughout the year, they’re a great way to engage students in their learning and encourage teamwork to become local Sumdog champions!
7. Reassure parents
Parents love Sumdog because it takes care of the learning for them. They can be confident their child is answering standards-aligned questions to improve their fluency, while also having fun playing their favorite games with their classmates. For busy parents juggling working from home and homeschooling, Sumdog provides plug-in and play learning with no parent intervention needed.
Children can access Sumdog on any device and if screen time is a concern, just 10 minutes of daily practice can make a real impact on their learning.
Share this parent guide to keep them informed.