Johns Hopkins University Study: 3 Things Parents Should Know

Imagine you need to send your child to a new school. Everyone around you is suggesting this one or that one, and sharing their reasons why.

After pondering their suggestions, you form an image in your head of the perfect school. One day, you’re driving down a street and catch a glimpse of what looks like that perfect school. But, would you enroll your child without:

  • Researching that school?
  • Getting to know some of the teaching staff?
  • Making sure the school can address any of your child’s needs?

Educational technology (EdTech) products have more in common with “the perfect school” than you might think.

Put simply: it looks and sounds great, but is it actually the best choice? That’s where “efficacy” comes in.

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4 Key Findings from Prodigy’s Johns Hopkins University Study

Imagine you’re in the market for a vehicle. Everyone around you is suggesting this car or that van, and sharing their reasons why.

After pondering their suggestions, you form an image in your head of the perfect car. One day, you drive past a dealership and catch a glimpse of that perfect car. But, would you buy it without:

  • A test-drive?
  • Getting an inspection?
  • Looking at the car’s history?

Educational technology (EdTech) products have more in common with “the perfect car” than you might think. They’re often described with the equivalent appeal of the greatest car.

Put simply: it looks and sounds great, but does it actually work? Enter “efficacy”.

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Prodigy Winterfest

Winterfest: What to Expect from Our Exciting Winter Event

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Prodigy players everywhere. 

Our 4th annual Winterfest is coming to town! 

Lamplight Town is officially becoming a winter wonderland all December for this fun-filled festival. 

This means all month, players can go on winter adventures that will bring more math practice to the holidays.

Here’s what to expect from Winterfest this year.

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Pumpkinfest: The Exclusive Fall Event [Starts Oct. 1]

Brace yourselves, Prodigy players and parents, for a spook-tacular event coming to Lamplight Town. 

That’s right — Pumpkinfest is here again! 

For the entire month of October, this exclusive festival will be available in-game for all players to enjoy. We’ve got all the details for you to share with your child, to get them excited to play more Prodigy (and practice more math) this October.

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Prodigy Content Update: TEKS 7 & 8 + Improved Differentiation

Prodigy’s adaptive features just got better!

While your student or child is playing Prodigy, we’re adapting the material they receive in the background so the content is just right for them. We’ve significantly improved these background processes, which will:

  • Improve our placement test
  • Allow students to continually move upward based on their skill, removing grade caps after placement test
  • Increase the time between when a student fails out of a skill and when they re-encounter the skill
  • Prevent curriculum cross over
  • Prevent high number of questions in one skill
  • Significantly reduce the instances of repeated questions

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Refer Fellow Teachers, Earn Free Memberships!

What’s better than free, right?

We’re excited to release a new way for you to share Prodigy, helping you make math engaging for more teachers and students.

On your teacher dashboard, by clicking your name, you’ll find the new Share Prodigy referral link:

Using this link, you’ll be able to share your referral link with fellow teachers and your school leaders.

How it Works: 

When you click the Share Prodigy link, you’ll see this prompt:

When you click Share with teachers, you’ll be able to send a unique referral link to your colleagues via email and social media platforms such as Facebook.

For every teacher who registers through your link and has his or her class play Prodigy, you’ll get a student Membership!

When you click Share with admins, you’ll be able to share a school leader’s contact information with us.

If our Partnerships team can book a call with that school leader to introduce Prodigy, you’ll receive a gift card!

Log in to your teacher account now to share Prodigy and earn rewards!

 

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