Monday, 28 July 2014

Thanks to Michele Freeman for this great zondle presentation

We are always really flattered and pleased when people help spread the word about zondle by presenting it to colleagues.  Today we had an email from Michele with the following presentation and we thought it would be great to share it with you all.  Thank you Michele for your help and support which is greatly appreciated :)

Download the PowerPoint presentation here

https://www.zondle.com/documents/Gamify_With_Zondle_by_Michele_Freeman.pptx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

A big welcome to our new zondle affiliate Arabic with Nadia

Today we are delighted to welcome Arabic language learning website www.arabicwithnadia.com as a new zondle affiliate

Check out Nadia's site for all things Arabic.


Friday, 20 June 2014

Now it’s even easier for teachers to join your school with “Teacher Join Codes”.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your teaching colleagues up and running in your zondle school and we’ve always felt that the way we were doing things was a little clunky. So today we have released a new feature to make it really nice and easy to get other teachers in your school up and running on zondle.

Teacher Join Codes can be entered by a new or existing teacher to join your school. Simply unlock the school, hand out the Teacher Join Code to other teachers in your school and when they go to add their students they will be able to enter it and be added to your school instantly.

 This video explains how it works:


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Great new "ABRSM Grade 2 Music Theory" zondle Pack released!

We are delighted that our wonderful partner LearnATune has just added yet another great zondle Pack to the zondle Marketplace.  Here is the description:

"Learn or teach music theory the fun way with sets of questions playable in games and printable workbooks including colourful summarised topic notes and written worksheets. Play games like Bat The Rat, Space Destroyer or Penalty Shootout on a PC or mobile/tablet and track scores automatically in a Gradebook.

Available with both student and teacher licences, the latter allows both one-on-one and school teachers to set up a class (or classes) in any way they wish (level, age, instrument etc.), add an unlimited number of students and keep track of their progress in the Gradebook. The inclusion of zondle's popular zondle Team Play is great for interactive whole class lessons, where students view colourful summarised tutorial slides and split into teams to answer the quiz questions.

This pack is based on the ABRSM grade 2 syllabus and builds on the topics learnt in grade one including treble and bass clefs (including up to two ledger lines above and below the stave), time values (from semiquavers to semibreves, dotted notes, triplets plus halving and doubling), time signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, common time, 2/2, 3/2, 4/2, cut common time, and 3/8), note and rest groupings, accidentals (plus enharmonics, tones and semitones), the major and minor scale (harmonic and melodic forms), key signatures and keys, numbered intervals, tonic triads, music terms and signs, as well as composing a four bar rhythm."

Click here for a FREE starter Pack for yourself!

Click here to purchase the full Pack for your yourself!

Click here for a FREE starter Pack for your school!

Click here to purchase the full Pack for your school!


Thursday, 22 May 2014

zondle and George Abbot Teaching School partner to support schools becoming a SCITT



George Abbot Teaching School has launched a complete solution to all Teaching Schools who want to become a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Trainer). Delivered using technology from zondle (the fast growing ed-tech company), SCITT in a Box is available for schools via http://www.georgeabbottraining.co.uk/scitt-in-a-box/. A complementary iOS app, to allow on-the-go access, will be available on iTunes from the beginning of June 2014.

Peter Gale, Director of George Abbot Teaching School said:
George Abbot have been running a SCITT for 14 years now and have built up an amazing resource that we want to share with other schools. Providing access to the tools that allow schools to become SCITTs means that they can concentrate their time  and efforts on building great teacher training delivered in a local context with partner schools. We have found working with zondle simple and the finished product is a professional, yet simple to use, solution to the complexities of applying for and becoming a SCITT.

Ben Barton, CEO of zondle said:
With SCITT in a Box, George Abbot Teaching School have made it simple and cost-effective to become a SCITT. We are pleased that our technology will enable 24/7 web and mobile access to what is a tremendous resource for those schools wanting to progress to SCITT status.
Working with George Abbot Teaching School has been a dream. Their professionalism and high quality content demonstrate that it is schools rather than publishers that are leading the charge in developing high quality content for the education market. The partnership builds on our recent project (Computing GCSE in an app) with the examination board OCR. Together these projects demonstrate how the zondle platform provides a unique and cost-effective way to provide digital products to schools and teachers across the UK and worldwide.


SCITT in a Box launches on 20th May and is available to all schools in England and Wales. For more details please see the attached Letter to Schools.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

zondle reaches 750,000 registered users



Today zondle reached 750,000 registered users! Our growth is something we are incredibly proud of, especially because it is entirely driven by our current users (and a bit of social media). Effectively our platform has been crowd-sourced by teachers; they tell us what they want us to build, we build it and then they tell their friends.


Some random facts about zondle reaching 750k users

  • It makes us the size of a subtantial city: Leeds or Detroit perhaps.
  • More than 2/3 of this growth has happened within the last year.
  • Over the last year we have grown by more than 10,000 registered users per week.
  • Current growth is more than 15,000 registered users per week.
  • Each user has played (on average) more than 150 questions on zondle - 3/4 in the last year.


Thank you so much for helping us to reach this important milestone.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

New feature on zondle Challenge: Questions displayed on student devices

The zondle Challenge whole class teaching tool has been very well received. This simple whole class teaching tool enables you to use your zondle topics to turn your classroom into a game show within moments. It is designed to be the easier to use little brother of zondle Team Play.  Many of the features are exactly the same, so it should be very familiar to those who already use zondle Team Play. :)

Features include:
Today we added the ability for questions to be displayed directly on student devices. Here is how that works.