MobyMax Spotlight: Success Stories
Bridgeport School DistrictContest Starts Math Frenzy!
Typically, if you yell “fire!!” in a school, everyone will file outside as quickly as possible. Happily, the kind of fire teachers set using MobyMax has just the opposite effect. Say “MobyMax,” and students rush to their desks to start doing as many math problems as possible.
At least that’s what Herminio “Tito” Planas discovered when he used MobyMax to launch “The Great Mathematics Problem Solving Race.” Tito, the Director of Mathematics for Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, already knew how much students and teachers enjoyed using Moby to improve Math skills. Why not ramp up engagement and pit classrooms and schools against each other in a district-wide competition to see who could answer the most math problems correctly? Read more.
McKitrick ElementaryMobyMax Contest Tool Boosts Student Engagement and Achievement
McKitrick Elementary School teacher Monica Contreras has found the secret to success for helping her third grade students master math: she holds a MobyMax contest.
Mrs. Contreras started using MobyMax several years ago to help her students prepare for the annual Florida Standards Assessment tests. She created a MobyMax Science Challenge that resulted in a 20 percent grade level increase in science among participating students.
When it came time to focus on math, Mrs. Contreras decided to build on the challenge idea and run a MobyMax contest. Why are contests such a great way to motivate students to participate? Because “they love watching their stats go up!” she says. Read more.
Caddo Parish School DistrictMobyMax Helps Louisiana School District by Streamlining RTI Assessments
When Caddo Parish in Louisiana began to develop a new RTI (Response to Intervention) plan three years ago, officials knew that one of the challenges would be to implement streamlined, reliable diagnostic methods and ongoing assessments.
They turned to MobyMax and were so thrilled with the results and the price that the nation’s leading K-8 online learning tool soon became an integral part of the district’s RTI strategy. Read more.
McKitrick ElementaryA fun way to reward students for staying sharp
It did not take long for Monica Contreras to become a MobyMax believer. The third grade teacher at McKitrick Elementary School in Lutz Florida, started with the free version of the leading e-learning platform for grades K-8.
She was hooked, and she knew her fellow teachers would love it as well. Momentum at McKitrick built quickly.
“I received an email [about MobyMax] in the middle of the year a few years back and tabled it until summer, then researched it,” said Contreras. “I explored the program and signed up.”
“People that use MobyMax love it. We had eight teachers sign up right away." Read more.
The Fun and Free Way to Fight ‘Summer Slide’ – a MobyMax Summer Learning Contest
Keeping students skills sharp all year
The teachers and students at Sherman Elementary School in Comfort, W.Va., fell in love with the MobyMax e-learning platform during an extended period of snow days.
The personalized, blended curriculum worked so well outside of the classroom that Sherman students actually gained half a grade level in language and grammar, even though the school’s schedule was severely disrupted by weather-related closings. Because of that success, assistant principal Jacob Messer said the educators at Sherman didn't think twice about the best way to help fight summer learning loss... Read more.
Arkansas School Uses MobyMax to Integrate Special and General Education
Finding the Right Teacher Tool
West Virginia School Continues Learning on Snow Days with MobyMax
A Tool for Student-Driven Learning
Oakmont ElementaryMobyMax Inspires Tennessee Students to Succeed and Brings Joy Back to Learning
Aldeane Comito Ries ElementaryMobyMax Supports A Blended Learnıng Model At Fast Growing Las Vegas Elementary School
Georgia Students Get a Jump Start on Math at the Beginning of the School Year
MobyMax Helps Students Gain 6 Months in Grade Level in their First 2 Months of School
Derek von Waldner, a fourth-grade math and science teacher at Screven County Elementary School in Georgia, has only been teaching for two years. But that hasn’t stopped his students from achieving impressive results in Math. That’s because von Waldner is using MobyMax for self-paced and differentiated learning, allowing for personalized instruction that spells success for every student.
As with most classrooms, students in von Waldner’s class range from below to above grade level. That disparity poses achallenge for even the most experienced of teachers, let alonethose who are relatively new. As von Waldner considered strategies that would benefit students at any level, he turned to MobyMax... Read more.
Oak Heights Elementary
Rural Oregon School Deploys MobyMax to 'Fill the Holes' In Students' Math and Reading Skills
MobyMax Helps Students Increase 1.58 Grade Levels in just 26 hours of use.
Sweet Home, Oregon is a town of about 9,000 people near the Cascade Mountains in the western part of the state. Like many rural schools, Sweet Home’s Oak Heights Elementary School faces significant challenges. All of its nearly 300 K-6 students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, and many struggle when it comes to reading and math.
“We feel a lot of pressure to bring kids up to grade level by the end of the second grade,” says Tim Swanson, a second-grade teacher who is also the school’s technology coach, “because if we don’t, statistics show they are likely to spend their entire school career below grade level... Read more.