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By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Adaptive, individualized math, reading, and spelling.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Worst learning platfarm.

We paid for summer program. App have problems to run. No one available to help to resolve student problems. They have three phone numbers listed but only messaging option. Dont waiste your money to buy this subscription.
age 13+

Scootpad sucks .

My experience with Scootpad customer service was totally horrible. Being parents I would like that all parents judge me. I registered my two sons for Scootpad in Nov 2014 on $ 7.99/per kid/per month. After a month I call the customer service to cancel my account but they said I don't have any paid account with them . Now I found in my statements the regular transactions each month for both kids appx. for 8 months. The sucking customer service can't do anything for this situation neither they can reimburse my hard earned money nor they can give me credit for same period. How we build future for our kids and we try to make use of every single penny for them which is for good cause but in this case I trashed simply $15.98 for eight months makes $127.84 in total. I don't think they are doing customer friendly business nor they have any kind notion of building kid's future. Educator's such business is shameful.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

ScootPad provides a way for parents to practice skills with their children at home that's directly aligned with what's going on in the classroom. Its cost is much less than some programs like iXL that provide a similar service. However, the quality isn't quite as good.

Practice results show the number correct and incorrect. However, each time a kid gets an answer wrong, the site says, "Oops," and prompts them to try the other multiple-choice option. It doesn't follow up with any additional questions of that same type, so frustrated or bored students can simply click around on the screen until they get through the task. Kids will initially enjoy the fireworks that go off when they finish a quiz correctly, but the novelty will wear off, especially when they realize they can get fireworks with very little effort. Kids get rewarded in the form of coins, which can be used to unlock online games. This system may keep kids on track for a while, but, in the long run, these kind of rewards aren't intrinsically motivating, and kids may lose interest. Additionally, the games, combined with the online math and English practice, can really increase a student's screen time each day. However, the adaptablity of ScootPad's lessons makes it a worthwhile tool that can reach kids at lots of different levels.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, reading, spelling, Math : arithmetic, counting, patterns
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Various plans available ranging from free to $199/year.)
  • Last updated: April 12, 2019

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