Thursday, 30 January 2014

New feature: Quickly manage Teacher Goodies for an individual student

We has some feedback yesterday that it would be useful to be able to manage Teacher Goodies at a student level rather than a class level.  So today we have implemented this small new feature.  Hopefully this will make it easier to manage your teacher goodies.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Preview of video in folders on zondle mobile

We are just releasing videos in folders on Mobile.  This should be available on Android over the next 24 hours and on iOS and Kindle Fire HD over the next week or so.

Here is a quick preview:

New feature: Set video to your students with zondle Folders.

Today we are delighted to announce that we have enabled video in zondle Folders.  Working with our friends at SchoolTube who provide excellent and moderated videos we have now been able to enable you to upload SchoolTube videos to your zondle folders so that you can collate them and set them to your students.

We will code support for video into zondle Mobile next :)

This video explains how that works.
We hope this is useful and any feedback is, of course, most welcome.

Monday, 27 January 2014

New feature: zondle Behaviour Rewards

If you are looking for a way to encourage good behaviour in the classroom we might have just the thing for you.  Released today zondle Behaviour Rewards enables you to quickly and easily reward students with extra zollars specifically for good behaviour.  This is done quickly and easily on your interactive whiteboard or projector with a single click of a mouse.

You can see an overview of the zondle Behaviour Rewards that you have given to your students by date and even see at what time you gave what rewards.  The overview enables you to quickly see which students are consistently getting rewards for their behaviour.

This video shows how it all works.

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

Saturday, 25 January 2014

The “Connect to zondle” edmodo app is now internationally available!

Today we are delighted to be able to say that the wonderful team at edmodo have now released their premium app store internationally.  It’s been a great deal of work for them and we are very grateful as this now means that the “Connect to zondleedmodo app can be purchased from anywhere in the world. 
The benefit of using the “Connect to zondleedmodo app is that class management is done within edmodo.  So if you use both edmodo and zondle this means that you only have to manage your classes in one place which makes life easier.

Thank you edmodo, you rock!

Playing the new "Matching pairs" question type preview on zondle Mobile.

We are able to submit the latest update to zondle Mobile including the new "Matching pairs" question type.  Here is a quick video of how it looks:

Friday, 24 January 2014

New “Matching pairs” question type released!

Today we are delighted to bring you the new “Matching pairs” question type which has been requested by many teachers.  This is a very flexible question type and enables you to use any combination of instructions with images and text matching.

We will be coding this question type for zondle Mobile over the next day or two.

This video explains how that works.

We hope this is useful and look forward to any feedback you may have :)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New feature: changing the admin teacher for your zondle school

Every zondle school has an admin teacher who is responsible for accepting or declining applications from other zondle users to their zondle school as a teacher.  This process is critical to give the personal validation to any teachers joining the school. 

By default the admin teacher is the teacher who originally set up the school.  However, this is not always the best person for the job and so we now provide a quick and easy way to change the admin teacher to any of the teachers in your zondle school.

This video shows how this works.

Monday, 20 January 2014

New feature! Auto refresh zollars leaderboard every 30 seconds!

Thanks to Mary Leonard for her suggestion we have now added a new feature which enables the zollars leaderboard to automatically update every 30 seconds so that you can leave it open on the whiteboard or projector in class.  This video explains how that works.

Friday, 17 January 2014

New "BloX" game added to zondle Mobile

Here is a quick preview of the new BloX game that we've added to zondle Mobile.  We'll be releasing it to the app stores over the next few days.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Resources for presentations

Many teachers are amazingly kind to us and present zondle to colleagues.  This word of mouth is absolutely essential to us and greatly appreciated.

If you would like to present zondle to colleagues then we will, of course, do everything we can to help.  To get you started we have put together a small set of resources which should help.

- Introducing zondle presentation

- Resources for presentations