Monday, June 18, 2012

Skoolbo core skills game now available on the App Store

 

A few months ago, I introduced Skoolbo after meeting the founder, Shane Hill, at an educational technology conference in Singapore. Mr. Hill also founded popular educational games such as Mathletics, Spellodrome and World Maths Day.

 

Skoolbo is a free educational game which teaches core literacy and math skills through an interactive world where students compete against other kids or computer generated characters, by racing to correctly answer questions.

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to find that the game is now available for the iPad in the App Store. Additionally, the game should also be available for the computer as well as other mobile devices very soon (if not already).

Skoolbo is free for kids and is designed to keep them challenged by adjusting questions according to their responses. This is great for differentiated learning. As children answer more questions, they can earn badges, superhero costumes and certificates. For an affordable subscription fee, teachers and parents can get detailed feedback on progress.

I tested out the new iPad version of the game this afternoon and was impressed by the overall design and gameplay. It is a great way for children 4-10 to learn core skills while having fun in the process.