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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Qwizdom launches game-based platform for learning and practicing K-8 skills

Qwizdom has developed a free online learning platform for students in grades K-8, called Qtopia, with thousands of ready‐to‐use practice materials—including educational activities, games, and homework—that are accessible from any internet-connected computer. “What we have created is an online community for students and teachers that makes learning successful, measurable, and fun,” said Darin Beamish, CEO of Qwizdom.

Students can personalize their own account with customizable avatars, called Qtopians, who grow with each student as they overcome challenges and earn rewards. The site’s activities feature automatic grading, instant feedback, and data tracking, allowing educators to save time and paper when assigning homework, and online messaging and reporting tools make it easy for teachers to keep parents informed on their student’s progress and assignments.

In addition to games and self-paced online activities, Qtopia provides:
  • Classroom practice materials and "thousands" of learning objects for use by teachers;
  • Student progress tracking;
  • Online homework delivery and automatic grading;
  • Lesson planning;
  • Notifications for parents and students; and
  • Remediation tools and instant feedback.

Source: eSchool News