Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Support for video question references submitted to the mobile app stores.

We have just finished the coding for supporting video question references on zondle Mobile.  It has been submitted to Apple, Google Play and Amazon.  Google Play will make it live in the next few hours.  The others will take a week or two to get approved.

Update 19.12.2013: The app has now been approved by all stores and should be available for download :)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Video is now supported in zondle Team Play

A long awaited feature is the ability to use video in a zondle Team Play session.  Now this is possible thanks to our friends at SchoolTube.

Here is how that works.


Video question references now supported on zondle!

We are very pleased to say that we have finally managed to support video question references on zondle.  With big thanks to our friends at SchoolTube who have made this possible.


Simply locate or upload a video you wish to use on SchoolTube and copy and paste the embed code into zondle.  Your video will display in the same way as text, image or audio question references within the game.

We will be coding the Mobile version of this and support in zondle Team Play over the next couple of days, so watch this space!


The following video shows how it works!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Improved zondle Team Play Remote device management released!

Today we are pleased to say that we have made some improvements (hopefully) to zondle Team Play that enable you to re-allocate devices if they drop off during a zondle Team Play session.  Hopefully this will make life easier when managing zondle Team Play sessions in your classrooms.

We also added an indicator so that you can see when students have chosen not to game their choices.

This video explains how these things work.  Please note that you may need to clear your cache to see this update.

Text, image and audio question references now supported directly on student devices in zondle Team Play remote.

Today we’re pleased to say that we bring support for question references to the zondle Team Play remote BYOD system.  This means that any question references you add to your zondle Team Play topic will display on the student consoles as well as on the whiteboard / projector screen.

All three of the question reference types are supported in this way.  Here is how it works:

Audio question references now supported in zondle Team Play!

For some time now we’ve had audio question references in zondle games, but they’ve not been supported in zondle Team Play.  Today we added this feature.

This short video shows how that works.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New feature: Sharing zondle Team Play with a link or embedding it in your website / VLE

Today we’re releasing a new feature so that you can quickly and easily share your topics in zondle Team Play by either:
  1.  using a link that can easily be shared on twitter, facebook, edmodo etc
  2. embedding zondle Team Play into your website or VLE.
This video shows how this works.

Computer Science Week (9th – 15th December 2013)

At zondle we are very excited about Computer Science week. We exist because of computer science and coding and these skills allow us to help tens of thousands of children to learn each week.

To support Computer Science week we wanted to share three ideas that will help students learn to code, and create and share their work widely.

The Hour of Code App (from Codeacademy)
The Hour of Code iphone app is a quick course that covers the basics of coding and aims to give 10 million students their first experience of code.
Ben, our CEO, has downloaded the app and did his code this morning. This is what he said:

"I loved the hour of code app, the activities were great fun and I learned a lot about data types, variable, If and else ... statements. I am going to work on the Java Script session on the Code Academy website."

zondle’s Raspberry Pi Coding Kit
A few weeks ago Doug created our Raspberry Pi gameprogramming kit. The kit helps teachers to facilitate their students (aged 10-18) creating a zondle game in Python that can play real zondle Topics. In just a few weeks more than 1500 people have downloaded the kit and we look forward to seeing what games the students have come up with.

Internet Safety
As zondle is on the web, we wanted to make sure that all students who use the site are aware of the key elements of Internet safety and the dangers of the web. Working with two teachers from Croatia Mario Lohajner and Lidija Kralj we have translated and now host their award-winning (2012 European Safer Internet Campaign) Internet safety games. These are very popular with teachers around the world.
Watch out for some more Internet safety news from zondle in early 2014.


Enjoy Computer Science week and do tell us what you’ve been up to! 

Monday, 9 December 2013

New feature. Student data displayed in your time zone.

We’re always trying to improve the way that we display student data to you as a teacher to make your day easier.  Today we added the long awaited time zone feature which enables you to set your time zone so that student data displays in your local date and time.

The following video shows how this applies to the new features in the gradebook, but it applies to all areas of zondle. 



We hope this helps and thank you for your support.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

New feature: Monitoring student activity

Today we’re pleased to say that we added the ability for teachers to monitor their students’ activity.  You can now see exactly when students logged in, played games, created topics and redeemed Teacher Goodies in a quick and easy to use graphical interface.

This video explains how it works.


We look forward to hearing how you get on :)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Half a million zondle users - thank you!

501,084 registered users.

200,000 new registered users and 30 million questions answered over the past 4 months.

1,360,080 questions created by teachers and students.

1 million games played and 13 million questions answered in November alone.


To all the teacher advocates who have shared zondle with their students, colleagues and administrators...

To everyone who has spoken at events on zondle’s behalf, or tweeted and blogged about the site, or embedded zondle games into their school websites...

To everyone who has created questions, or uploaded PDFs, images or audio...

To all the students who have played and practised questions in zondle games...

A huge thank you!

Ben, Doug and Wayne

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Setting folders of resources to students on zondle Mobile. The student experience.

We have just updated the zondle Mobile app with the ability to view folders of resources set to students by teachers.  It has been submitted to the app stores and should be available within a few hours on Android and within a week or two on iOS and Kindle Fire HD.


The following video shows what the students see when they go to view a folder of resources that you’ve set them.


Saturday, 30 November 2013

New feature: Setting folders of resources to students!

Today we release a new feature which enables teachers to set folders of resources to students. 

This is ideal if you wish to have passages of text for your students to read before playing zondle topics, or if you just have some images or audio that relates to a module you’re working on and need an easy way to share that with your students as they work on zondle.

All content is moderated.

The following video shows how it works.  


We look forward to hearing how you get on and any feedback you may have :)

Friday, 29 November 2013

zondle Mobile update submitted to the stores

Version 2.307 of the zondle Mobile app has just been submitted to the stores.  This includes the long awaited feature enabling you to limit the number of times that students can play your topics.  It should be live for Android over the next few hours.  On iOS and Kindle Fire HD it will be live when they have reviewed and approved the update.  That normally take a week or two.


Christmas games released. zondle Team play Christmas edition and a casual game (just for some fun)

It's approaching that time of year again when Santa drops presents down the chimneys of all the good boys and girls around the world.  Just for some fun you can play at being Santa and see how many presents you can drop down the chimneys:


As a teacher you might want to add a little fun to your classroom during the festive period with our special zondle Team Play Christmas edition.  This is now available from within your zondle account to play with any multiple choice topic you like.  Here is a sample we have put together just for fun:


We hope you have fun and thank you as always for supporting zondle!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

New feature: Limit the number of times students can play a topic

We’ve had a fair bit of feedback recently from teachers asking to be able to limit the number of times that a student can play a topic.  This comes up because sometimes students will play a topic they know very well repeatedly for the purpose of gaining zollars and meant that they were not always playing all the topics that teachers had set to them.

Today we have resolved this for you by enabling you to limit the number of game plays available for a topic that has been set.  This video explains how it all works.


We hope this is useful and look forward to any feedback.  Thank you :)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Quick reference showing all the different question types supported by zondle

We had some feedback today saying that it would be great if there was a list somewhere which showed all the different question types supported on zondle.  So we've created that in our support section for quick reference:

zondle question types

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Welcome to our new zondle affiliate "The Kitah Beis Cafe"

Today we are delighted to be able to welcome "The Kitah Beis Cafe" to the zondle Affiliate Program.  Literacy is at the heart of what we do and we are delighted that zondle provides such a unique resource to Judaic Studies.


If you would like to find out more about joining the zondle Affiliate program please do just get in touch.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

zondle Raspberry Pi game programming kit released!



We are always looking for new ways to help the next generation to learn.  One of the things we've been watching closely (and having a bit of a play with ourselves) is the wonderful Raspberry Pi.  This palm sized computer is very inexpensive and plugs into just about any screen.  It can be used for anything from monitoring air quality to programming games making it an ideal and accessible way of getting into programming.

I (Dougi) haven't been as excited about opening a parcel since I unpacked my Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k all those years back.  It really is such an exciting bit of kit.

So we have built a game programming kit for the Raspberry Pi which enables you and your students to play the zondle topics you create on the main zondle website in a game written on a Raspberry Pi.

It is, of course, free to use.  You can get the kit here.

Here are some videos showing how it all works.

Overview of the zondle Raspberry Pi game programming kit



Programming the Moo Town game with the zondle Raspberry Pi game programming kit


We hope this is fun and look forward to seeing what you and your students create!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Preview of accent support on zondle Mobile

We have been asked quite frequently to support accents in some of the typing question types on zondle Mobile and we're pleased to say that in the next release we will be supporting accented letters in the following question types on zondle Mobile.

- Type the answer
- Type the translation
- Type the missing word

This video gives you a quick overview of how it will all work once the new version of the app is live in the stores.


Thursday, 24 October 2013

Preview of the up-coming Teacher Goodies on zondle Mobile

The zondle Teacher Goodies have been very popular, so we're rolling them out on the zondle Mobile platform over the next week or so.  Here is a preview of how it works:


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Common Core Math (Grade 4) zondle Pack released!

We are pleased to announce the release of zondle Common Core Math (Grade 4). This brand new zondle Pack contains more than 600 questions for teachers to choose from when delivering Common Core Math to their Grade 4 students.

Zondle has been working with expert teachers in the USA to develop resources that meet the needs of schools delivering the Common Core. For Grade 4 Math (there are more grades on the way), these teachers have created zondle topics (sets of questions) for EACH standard. All you need to do is to choose the standard that you would like your students to play in games, or which you would like to assess.

And don’t forget, with zondle, there’s absolutely no marking!


How it works

1.      Purchase zondle Common Core Math (Grade 4) on the zondle Extras Marketplace or via Edmodo.

2.      Choose the standard that you want your students to engage with, and set them the appropriate zondle topic(s) – either for playing in games or for summative assessment.

3.      Children play the topics you’ve set them in any one of zondle's games on the web and mobile, or they answer the questions in a summative assessment.

4.      No marking!

5.      Teachers can review student progress in the grade book (including weakest questions and progress over time).

Another NEW Feature! All zondle topics can now be printed as a worksheet (includes an answers sheet for teachers).

Click here to download a FREE starter pack (so you can check out exactly what’s included). And remember, if you purchase on zondle, we have a no-quibble 100% money-back guarantee!

Click here purchase zondle Common Core Math (Grade 4) in Edmodo. Visit Math and then search for zondle Common Core.


About zondle

zondle is a unique web and mobile platform that empowers teachers, engages students and enhances learning. Among many other features, teachers can create games to match exactly their teaching aims (any subject, any level, any language) and their students’ learning needs (to consolidate classroom learning, for formative or summative assessment, or to prepare for high‐stakes tests and examinations).

New easy to add superscript and subscript for your zondle questions

We often get asked about superscript and subscript and until now adding these elements to questions has been a little tricky.  Today we have released a quick and easy way to add them.

Please note that we can’t guarantee correct display of superscript and subscripts because display is dependent on the target device supporting the characters, but this is as close as we can get at this point in time.

This video shows how this works.


Monday, 21 October 2013

New feature! Printing zondle topics!

One feature that we’ve been asked for quite a bit on zondle is the ability to print topics for offline use in class.  We have now enabled this and the following video shows how that works.


zondle Mobile 2.305 is now available on iOS (including summative assessment)!

We're pleased to say that Apple have now approved the latest update to the zondle Mobile app on iOS.  This includes edmodo login and the long awaited summative assessment!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Oooo, scary, it's the zondle Halloween competition!

It's that time of year when the evenings start to darken earlier and the spirits start to rise.  Yes, it's Halloween soon, and we have just launched this year's zondle Halloween competition.


Friday, 18 October 2013

Improved "topics my teacher has set me" list!

To make it even easier for your students to get on task quickly we have re-designed the “topics my teacher has set me” list.  This video shows how it all works.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

zondle Mobile update submitted to the stores

Today we submitted an update to the stores which has the following updates:
  • Added support for summative assessment
  • Added support for login with edmodo for "connect to zondle" edmodo app users
  • Added "hear again" buttons for some question types
  • Improved quit game functionality

Android: Submitted and should be live over the next few hours.

iOS: Submitted for review which normally takes a week or so.  You will get an update message on your devices when it releases.


Kindle Fire HD: Submitted for review which normally takes a couple of weeks

Sunday, 13 October 2013

zondle launches summative assessment!


zondle has had many requests to support summative assessment, formally assessing what your students know, and today we are happy to make that possible!



Now, when you set topics to your students, you can choose whether the students get to play the topic in games (for formative assessment) or whether it is for summative assessment. Setting it as summative assessment means that students only get to answer the questions in a non-game format, they only get one chance, and there’s no in-game prompting.


You could use this new functionality to assess students’ prior knowledge, before teaching a topic, or to assess what they have learned after you have taught something.


Key changes



Formative assessment
(play in games)
Summative assessment
Set to students
Y
Y
View results in the grade book
Y
Y
Choice of games
Y
N
Ability for students to view questions
Y
N
Ability for students to play more than once
Y
N
In game prompting
Y
N
Show the answer button
Y
N


For a step-by-step guide to using zondle summative assessments please see this video:

Finally, a word from our Head of Education, Wayne Holmes, comparing formative and summative assessments:


There has been much written about formative and summative assessment in recent years. Perhaps the most helpful analogy is by Paul Black: “Formative assessment is like the chef tasting the soup (and then adding to it to improve the flavour). Summative assessment is like the customer tasting the soup.”


At zondle we believe that our chef’s approach to tasting soup, formative assessment within fun gameplay, enhances the learning experience for children, helping them to consolidate their learning, and so we will continue to develop this as an essential part of the teaching and learning process.


But now being able to set topics for summative assessment allows you to review your student’s progress at the end of a body of work, or at the end of the term or school year, allowing you to feedback to parents, senior leadership and external bodies about students’ progress - without any marking!


As always, many thanks to our users for telling us exactly how they want this to work. We hope that you find zondle summative assessments useful - but please don’t hesitate to tell us how we can improve it!




Wednesday, 9 October 2013

New scheduled maintenance update notifications so you know exactly what's going on.

zondle moves forward daily. Some things can be updated without interruption to service, but occasionally we need to restart servers and this leads to a few minutes when we're offline.

We do our very best to manage this and minimise interruption by choosing times when as few people as possible are online.

We schedule updates that will include interruption of service and display the red text at the top right of your home page to ensure you always know what's going on.


Click on the red text and you will see a list of time zones so that you can work out what time the interruption of service will be where you are.


Thank you for your patience and support.

We've improved the zollars leaderboards!

The zollar leaderboards have always been very popular.  Today they got a facelift to make them more powerful and easier to use.

This video shows what we’ve done :)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

New, easier to use, teacher console released!

We’ve been adding so many features to zondle recently that things were starting to get a little confusing.  So we have now re-designed the menus at the top of the teacher console to make them more rational and easier to use.


This video shows what we’ve done and where everything now is.  We hope this is helpful and look forward to any feedback.


Saturday, 5 October 2013

New feature: Play zondle Team Play between schools anywhere in the world, in real time!

This is an exciting one for us.  The ability for students in two totally separate classrooms, anywhere in the world to come together and play an educational game in real time over video link up.

Why not take e-twinning to the next level?  Connect with a school on the other side of the world, discuss how life is for you where you live and hear what it’s like for them and then play a real time game with BYOD tech between the classrooms.  Oh, and it’s not just a game, it’s an educational game rooted in neuroscience research.


Here is how it works:

New feature: Teacher profiles and teacher search released!

Today we are pleased to announce the release of more detail teacher profiles and teacher search to enable you to find teachers on zondle who teach the same subjects and ages so that you can easily connect and share topics.


Simply update your teacher profile including the subject you teach and the age groups you teach and you will become searchable to other teachers.  This video shows how that works:


Thursday, 3 October 2013

zondle teacher discussion and support forums released!

Today we are delighted to announce that we have added teacher discussion and support forums to zondle.

This feature, only available to teachers, enables teachers to get quick, transparent support in real time from the zondle team and other teachers who are using zondle.  The forum is somewhere between a forum and a chat system, so as you post to the forum everyone viewing the posts will get a real time update.


This video shows how it works.  We look forward to any feedback.  :)


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Support just got better on zondle :)

Today we're pleased to say that we've made finding user guides on zondle easier to find by re-arranging the support section with a new menu structure.  We will be continuing to improve the way we support users over the coming week or two, so watch this space.


More backgrounds added for students to customise* their experience

Today we have released more backgrounds in the "customise* my page" area of the student console.  We look forward to seeing some of the pages students create. Why not share the funkier student page designs your with us on twitter (@zondle).  Please remove the username from any images uploaded :)


*We're in the UK, hence the crazy lack of zzzzzzz

Saturday, 28 September 2013

New feature: zondle Teacher Goodies, finally something for students to spend their zollars on!

We know that it has been a long time in coming, but we have finally managed to develop the zondle Teacher Goodies.  You decide on a real world treat for your students.  It might be an early lunch break or being first in the lunch queue.  You set that up on zondle and your students can redeem their zollars in exchange for that Teacher Goodie.




This video shows how it works.  We look forward very much to hearing how you use this in your classrooms.  The possibilities are endless J


Friday, 27 September 2013

New feature. Gradebook snapshotting

Today we are pleased to release zondle Gradebook snapshotting.  This enables you to snapshot the latest topic scores for a class and topic so that you can view them again at a later date.


This video overview shows how this works.


Thursday, 26 September 2013

zondle Mobile update now live in the Apple App store and compatible with iOS7

We are pleased to say that Apple have now approved the latest version of zondle Mobile and it should become available in the app store worldwide any time over the next 24 hours. 




Our thanks to you all for your patience as we resolved the iOS7 compatibility issue.  If you update your app you should now find that zondle Mobile works fine on iOS7.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

iOS7 Issues on zondle Mobile resolved and awaiting review from Apple


Anyone who downloaded iOS7 a couple of days back will have noticed that login was failing with the existing version of zondle Mobile.  It wouldn't affect users who are already logged into the app.

We have now identified and solved the problem and have uploaded the updated version of the app to Apple for review.  They normally take between 2 and 10 days to review and approve the app.  So, assuming that they approve the app without issue, you should be able to update your devices in between 2 and 10 days from now.


In the meantime the existing app should work fine on any devices running iOS6.  Our thanks for your patience if you were one of the iOS7 early adopters.  

Updates also included in this version are: 
  • Updated look and feel 
  • Support for new question types (English only):
    - type the answer
    - when the word disappears, spell it
    - listen to the word, then spell it
    - type the missing word 
  • New "my progress" section 
  • Fixed aspect ratio bug in image based multiple choice 
  • Added support for audio question references
We will update you again when Apple approve the app :)

Monday, 16 September 2013

The zondle Extras Marketplace just got easier to use!

As we grow the number of zondle Extras the zondle Extras Marketplace adapts.  Today we have just re-designed the layout to make it easier to find things.  Visit the zondle Extras Marketplace now.


Friday, 6 September 2013

Audio question references now supported on zondle!

We have been asked a number of times if we could support audio question references on zondle.  Today we are pleased to say that we have done that for you :)

Audio question references appear at the beginning of a question and enable the player to hear a piece of audio before answering the question.  This is ideal for language based subjects or music.

This video shows how you use them.  We hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to hearing how you get on!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Embedding zondle in your website without iFrames

From time to time we find that people are unable to embed zondle games in their website because their VLE or blog software doesn’t permit the use of iFrames.  This is a security measure.

In this case we are unable to actually embed zondle games in the site, but we do now provide a pretty looking link that can be embedded in your website which takes you to a blank page on the zondle website where the student can play the game.  This tutorial shows you how this works:


Monday, 26 August 2013

using zondle Mobile with the 'connect to zondle' edmodo app


Update: Since writing this blog post we have added edmodo login functionality to the iOS app and it is awaiting approval from Apple.  Android and Kindle Fire HD will follow in the next week or two when we release the next major update to the zondle Mobile app.

In the mean time the following information is still valid.

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If you are using "connect to zondle" in edmodo you can still use the zondle Mobile apps. This overview shows you how students can get the login details that they need to log in on zondle Mobile.



Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Using the 'connect to zondle' edmodo app in conjunction with an existing zondle account

We have been asked a couple of times since we developed the “connect to zondle” edmodo app if it is possible to link an existing zondle account with the new zondle account that the “connect to zondle” app creates when it is installed.  We have looked hard at this and ended up realising that there is actually a rather simple solution to this.  By adding your existing zondle account as a friend of your “connect to zondle” account you can view and use all the topics you have created in your existing zondle account.  The following video explains how to do this.



We hope this is helpful :)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

NEW zondle Extras Marketplace

In preparation for 'back to school' around the world, zondle have released an easier-to-use and more comprehensive zondle Extras Marketplace.



In the zondle Extras Marketplace you can purchase a range of zondle resources that meet the specific needs of your students (teaching, consolidating learning and preparing for high stakes tests) which they can play and learn in zondle games.

What's in the zondle Extras marketplace?

There are comprehensive packs of digital content from zondle, and from our partners, to support:
  • Core skills in maths, spelling and grammar.
  • UK: National Curriculum (2014).
  • UK: GCSE and A Level examinations.
  • US: Common Core for Grades 3 and 4.
  • US: Edmodo connector app.
The Marketplace also includes a range of student rewards (such as stickers and keyrings).

5 important things about the zondle Extras Marketplace

  1. zondle is FREE FOREVER.
  2. zondle Extras are always more than affordable.
  3. zondle Extras come with a ‘no quibble’ money back guarantee.
  4. zondle Extras can be used flexibly with whole classes or by individuals.
  5. zondle is FREE FOREVER (we thought we'd repeat this crucial fact!).
If you would like to suggest a new zondle Extra that would be useful to you, please email Ben Barton
Also contact Ben if you would like to become a zondle partner, selling your content on the zondle Extras Marketplace.

And finally...

Please do let us know what you think about the zondle Extras Marketplace!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

New zondle home page released

Over the weekend we released the new zondle home page.  We hope that this will make it easier for people to understand what zondle is and how it works quickly and easily.

There is a much simpler interface to help you log in quicker.



There are sections for Teachers and Students as well as bigger explanation of the education research and neuroscience behind zondle.



Of course we would love to hear what you think.


Thursday, 25 July 2013

Kind words from teachers

I always make it feel so worth it to hear when people have found that zondle is helping students improve grades around the world.  You may be aware of our thank you page where we show some of the many kind comments we get.

Here are a couple more we added today:

Frances Clark (USA):
"Just wanted to let you know that I presented best practices to a group of Business teachers today at our state teachers conference. I had a couple slides about Zondle and signed on to my account to show them how to use it. They LOVED it more than anything else I showed them during the session. Every one of them signed up for a Zondle account and most of them sent friend requests to me to share some of the topics that I already set up.

I will continue to spread the word - they have already invited me back next summer to present again. Thanks so much for providing such a great free resource to teachers!!"

Deborah Burns (USA):
"My co-worker and I presented a session on blended learning at the Career and Technical conference in North Carolina. One of the resources we presented was your website Zondle. Of all the resources we presented, yours was by far the most exciting for our teachers. Almost all of them created their own accounts while the session was going on. We have had multiple teachers talk to us since the session telling us how excited they are to start using this when they return to school. They were also very excited to learn about the capability of sharing among teachers.

Thank you so much for creating this awesome site for teachers and our students."

Saturday, 20 July 2013

zondle is now 93% translated into Polish

Wow, our community never ceases to humble us with its generosity.  Today I had a note from Adrian in Poland who has very kindly just got the Polish translation of the zondle site up to 93%!  That’s all the essential parts of zondle and many of the less essential parts.


A big thank you from team zondle!


New zondle community “Thank you” page released!

We are very lucky at zondle to have such a wonderful community of teachers and other friends around the world.


In recognition of all the hard work and dedication from our community we have just released a page on zondle to say thank you.





Email us if you'd like to get more involved in zondle.



Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Thank You!

When you are a small company, you rely heavily on the ‘kindness of friends and strangers’ to help the business to grown and develop.
In May, zondle began an Indiegogo campaign to help us to build content that will support the United States Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts.
We were overwhelmed with the response we got from friends, family and users of zondle from around the world.
The content is now being written and we will be launching our first Common Core packs in August of 2013.
Below are the list of just some of the people who have helped make zondle Common Core a reality.
Thank you!

Andy Ragatz
Brenda Osbourne
Callum Robb
Callum Vickerstaff
Ceri Williams
Chris Cox
Christina Toulios
Conall Platts
Connie Pritchard
David Hagelthorn
Denise Weinke
Dr Nisih Freeman
Flo Brain
Grace Yoxon
Graham Bird
Henry61
Iain Shield
Jackie Veitch
Jenny Stafford
jeremy_rockett
John Giotto
Karen Rudloff
Lindsay Barker
Mark Hirst
Mark Shorb
Monsieur Herbaux
sjhbajc
sokkerr
Steve Taylor
Sue Rob
Sue Stapely

Monday, 15 July 2013

See what platforms a zondle question will be visible on!

Today we added a tiny zondle feature that will be very helpful when creating topics.  It is a very simple display in the question entry interface that shows what devices a particular question type is compatible with.

Two icons now appear to the left of the question entry to show this.  

All question types show the desktop/laptop computer icon as all question types will show on these devices.  

The second icon, showing mobile devices, will grey out when a question type is not supported on the zondle mobile apps.



We hope this will be helpful and look forward to hearing how you get on :)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Essential Maltese translation of the zondle website complete!

Today we would like to say a VERY big thank you to Carmen Degabriele in Malta for her very kind help in translating zondle into Maltese.



As you may know we are very keen to be as inclusive as possible at zondle.  It is through the generous and kind work of people such as Carmen that we are able to do this. 


Friday, 21 June 2013

Zondle is going to ISTE!

Yet again Ben is busy packing his bags ready for the open road.  This time he will be at ISTE 2013in San Antonio this week coming.


We are very excited as this is a great chance to catch up with teachers and partners which is one of the things we enjoy most.

This year we are particularly excited because we have just released our new “Connect to zondle” app in the Edmodo app store and Ben will be doing a demo of the app on Tuesday at 12:30 on the Edmodo stand.  We are thrilled to be able to integrate more with Edmodo which has been a brilliant platform for us to communicate, network and support our teachers.



So if you are in the area, fancy meeting zondle’s front man and getting a taste of how zondle can now support you on Edmodo tweet @bartoneducation or come and see him at the EdMix stand.