Friday, 31 October 2014

Behaviour rewards

Have your students played the zondle Halloween game?

Just for fun we've created a zondle Halloween competition game that your students can play.  How many pumpkins can they shoot?  Click the image below to play or ask students to click the banner at the top of the zondle home page.  Good luck!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

zollars leaderboard

zondle hits 1,000,000 registered users

We are very proud to announce that yesterday, at 14:46PM EST (19:46 GMT), zondle gained its 1 millionth registered user! 

It has been a wonderful journey to get to this milestone and we are very grateful to the teachers and students who have taken zondle to their hearts, helping us grow such a fantastic community of zondle users. 

It seems that our approach – enabling teachers to create and share games to support learning, teaching and assessment, enabling students to play the questions in any games of their choosing, and grounding everything in high quality education, psychology and neuroscience research – is really meeting a need in classrooms worldwide. 

What is also fantastic is how zondle is being used both in the classroom and at home, on computers, interactive whiteboards and mobile devices, for homework and preparation for tests... and in many more ways besides. Together, students have answered more than 160 million questions (15 million in the last month alone) which shows that zondle is fast becoming part of the fabric of the classroom. 

So what's next? 

Well, as we continue to grow, we are developing (because teachers have asked us to!) an exciting range of premium features that we will be releasing over the next few months. The first one is already available as a free trial: school settings Plus, enabling teachers to have even more control over how their students use zondle. Watch this space for future features! 

The zondle Marketplace is growing too with English as a Foreign Language content, senior school Science and Computing coming on stream over the next few weeks. A current favourite in the Marketplace is the fantastic music content developed by a teacher (under the username LearnATune) especially for other teachers. 

Thank you so much for all your support for zondle! We really do appreciate it and look forward to receiving any feedback to help us make zondle even better for you and your students. 

Here’s looking forward to the next one million new members of the fantastic zondle community!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Creating a topic with the new zondle interface

A quick overview showing how to create a topic in the new zondle interface.

The new zondle site is out of beta!

Today we are delighted to say that we are bringing the new zondle site out of beta.  It will be the default site layout that you see when you log into zondle from now on.  You can still go back to the original interface by clicking the “original interface” button in the top bar. 

There are, of course, still many things that we’d like to implement in the new version, so we will continue to work hard to bring more of your fantastic suggestions into production.  

Thank you all very much for your feedback and help in designing the new zondle.  Your support is greatly appreciated.