Monday, April 30, 2012

Sumdog and My First Giveaway!

Our 2nd graders have been OBSESSED with a website over the last few weeks, and I have to share it with you!  Our principal first sent out an email about a math website having a contest for Indiana students and it was free.  We decided it would be a great way to practice our skills and have fun, so we hopped on board...and boy are we glad we did!

The website is called Sumdog, and the games are all FREE!!  There are 20 different games for the kids to pick from and there are 10 levels of skills.  As the teacher, you can pick specific skills or levels or just have them pick what they want.

The kids have taken off and are playing at home, and beg to play at school!  Did I mention the games are FREE!?!?!  There is a teacher fee only if you want reports based on your students' progress and responses to questions.  Below are some of the reports you can see once you are registered.


This is the report for this child's Strongest Skills. This one only shows what they have done this week (It's only Monday...cut the girl some slack! Haha)
This chart shows their weakest skills based on accuracy.   

You can disaggregate the data based on what you need on this drop down menu too!

Here is what you see once they have completed some games!  I love that it shows you the table of what is mastered, fast and accurate, accurate, etc.  What a terrific resource for helping parents see their child's progress!!

Motivation for the students is that it is game oriented, they get points for each game, and they also earn coins to upgrade their profile and add clothes to their avatar. As they earn points they are also able to earn "animal" status that depends on their point balance.  There are so many ways to keep them motivated!  

Motivation for the teachers is that they kids LOVE it!!  Also, they are able to do it at home and continue practicing their math skills beyond their classroom.  I also love that I can change the skills based on my students.  It is extremely easy to differentiate their skills on the program and add/subtract skills as needed.  The reports are also AMAZING for creating math groups.  I know many people are going toward the math workshop model, and this helps identify student strengths and weaknesses as you go through the classroom.  That data is great to see what they are capable of on the independent level!  I love it!

Okay....I know, I know!  I made you read A TON before The Giveway, but it is soooo worth it! 

3 Items for the Giveaway:

1. A FREE 1 year class subscription to Sumdog!
Yes, you heard me!  This is worth $60.  The wonderful people at Sumdog are giving this away.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I'm secretly jealous I can't win this now!

2. One Year Free Subscription to Runner's World Magazine!
This magazine has given me so many great pointers and motivation and has wonderful articles about working out and healthy lifestyles, that I had to share my love with others!

3. $10 at my TpT store!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, come on over and shop for a bit!  Also, there will be up to 28% off next week to celebrate, so you can get 28% more!

Total Value: $82.00!!!!


3 Ways to Enter:

1. Follow my blog!
2. Click on the Sumdog link.  Check out the 20 games, and write a comment about which one you think your students would love the most!
3. Follow my TpT store.

Leave a comment for each entry with your email address included!  Giveaway ends on Sunday, May 6th!  Just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week!
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39 comments:

Natalie said...

I follow you, of course :)

Natalie
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Natalie said...

I follow your TPT store :)

Natalie
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Tammy said...

I follow your blog.
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Lauren said...

Following you! :-)

Ms. Myers said...

I'm a new follower on your awesome blog.
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Rachel said...

I follow your blog!

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Rachel said...

I follow your tpt store!

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Rachel said...

I think my kids would enjoy the basketball game or the street car racer one.

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Steph said...

What an awesome giveaway! I follow your blog :)

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Steph said...

I also follow your TpT store :)

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Jessica said...

I follow your blog!!
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Jessica said...

I follow your TpT store! This is an awesome giveaway!
Jessica
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Krista Mahan said...

I follow you! :)

Krista Mahan said...

I also follow your tpt store....I swear I'm not a stalker! :)

Krista Mahan said...

My kids love Dress Down and Holi (especially if they are playing against me and get to gang up against me!).

Jessica said...

I follow your blog:)

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Jessica said...

I follow your TPT store!

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Corinna said...

I am already a follower:)

Aloha,
Corinna
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Corinna said...

I am following your TpT store:)

Corinna
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Jennifer said...

I have had your blog in my google reader for some time now, but now I am now an official follower.
Jennifer W

Jennifer said...

My principal also sent a link to us to try sumdog. My students are loving the games. So far our favorites are: Tower Climber, Junk Pile, and Dress Down.

Jennifer said...

I am now a follower of your TPT store!
Jennifer W

Amelia said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm one of your newest followers!

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Amelia said...

I'm a follower of your TPT store.
Hope I'm a winner!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow your blog!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I think my kids would like the Bunny Hop game!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow your Tpt store!

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Mrs. Gray's Kindergarten said...

I'm a new follower!

Laurie
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Mrs. Gray's Kindergarten said...

My kids will love the soccer shootout game on Sumdog! I can't wait to show them tomorrow.

Laurie
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Mrs. Gray's Kindergarten said...

I'm also following you on TpT :)

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said...

I'm your newest follower!
~Lorraine
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Tamera said...

Hi! I am a follower!
:)
Tamera

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Tamera said...

I think the boys in my class will love the race car game!
Have to keep them engaged!
:)
Tamera

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Tamera said...

Following you on TPT!
:)
Tamera

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Mrs. Richling said...

I am a new follower!!

Lisa
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Mrs. Richling said...

I think my students would definitely love the Alien Invaders game!

Lisa
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Mrs. Richling said...

I follow your TpT store!

Lisa
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Lauren said...

Oops! I realized I never left my email address.. lkolod at gmail dot com