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Skoolbo Shane Hill visit

8/05/2014
​Congratulations to Indiana from 1C for achieving close to 2000 correct answers in less than 2 weeks.

On Thursday, May 8, we welcomed Skoolbo founder, and Mathletics founder, Shane Hill, to Hilliard SS to view our iPad classes in action and in particular, how Skoolbo operated in such an environment. What an amazing visit to have such a high profile person visit Hilliard SS, the students and teachers were thrilled!

Shane visited and spoke with students in 1C, 2D and 5/6D. They had an opportunity to ask him many questions. He explained to them how Skoolbo was designed and built, using a sizable development team and how the name was chosen. He told us some of his life story to this point and also that some of the Skoolbo characters are based on his own children and other family members.

Shane told us that in the past 1 1/2 weeks, Australian students have correctly answered over 500 000 questions of which I discovered that Hilliard students had answered over 30 000 of these, well done Hilliard! Most notably 2D students have scored over 12 500 correct answers and 1C close to 11 000. There are many other classes getting points on the board also. Once a student reaches 1000 correct answers, they gain Superhero status and we already have a number of students who have achieved this, in fact, Indiana from 1C is soon to achieve this milestone twice, well done Indiana!

Shane let us know that there are some cool stories that support Skoolbo and best of all, they are FREE. Search for Zalairos Adventures in the iTunes store.

All students who are in an iPad class are asked to download the Skoolbo Aussie app (parents are encouraged to download the app for their child to use at home if they are not in a BYO iPad class). The Skoolbo Aussie app is loaded onto all school owned iPads for students who are not in a BYO iPad class to access.

Shane said that he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Hilliard and is already looking forward to visiting again in the future.