It’s no secret that summer is a favorite time for students (and teachers!) to enjoy some much-needed time off. As summertime continues, many parents and guardians may be planning activities, looking for ways to keep their children entertained, or searching for strategies to beat the heat. There’s one additional question, though, that’s on the mind of many:
MobyMax is Perfect for Summer Learning
3 Ways Moby Helps Teachers Close Learning Gaps
What do your students know…compared to what they NEED to know? And how do you get them from NEEDING to know something to actually knowing it?
There’s probably not a teacher in the world who hasn’t struggled with this dilemma. That’s why closing learning gaps is at the heart of the award-winning solutions suite you’ll find at Moby.
It’s also why we make it possible for teachers to close learning gaps in at least three ways: by providing easy-to-use tools for differentiated learning; by streamlining the assessments process; and by using fun and creative games to maximize student engagement.
Dread Testing Season? Not When You Use These MobyMax Tools!
Nobody likes testing season! It’s stressful for students, who worry their test results might not accurately reflect the hard work they’re doing in the classroom. And it’s stressful for teachers, who want all their students to be as well prepared as they can possibly be.
Fortunately, MobyMax already has in place five test prep tools that make it easier for teachers to help their students—and make it easier for students to succeed.
“What a great way to motivate everyone in the classroom!”
Engaging students who find school difficult is one of the greatest challenges teachers face. But it can be equally perplexing to keep highly motivated students involved, since anyone can lose interest in learning when lessons get boring or predictable.
No wonder MobyMax’s Teacher Rewards tool has become so popular.
“Of the many tools Moby offers, this one seems to really motivate them [her students],” reports one teacher. “I use the badges and certificates as a goal from which they can receive class rewards. The best part is that I can reach out to them while at home. That’s always a game-changer...thanks for the video!”
Moby For Special Education: Part II – Live Webinar Tuesday, Nov 16th at 8 PM EST!
“Moby University” is offering a free live webinar this week to help special education teachers get the most out of MobyMax for their students. “Moby for Special Education: Part II” is a continuation of the acclaimed Part 1 session, which teachers have widely praised for helping them not only “address learning goals but help with IEP goals, too.”
All teachers, from beginners to advanced, are welcome to join us. Earlier attendance at Part I is not necessary, but that session is recorded for those who want to view it before or after Part II.
Moby for Special Education - Live Webinar Tonight at 8 PM EST!
“Moby University” provides free live webinars each week to help teachers learn how to get the most out of MobyMax for their students. Tonight at 8 pm EST, we invite you to join us for a special live webinar titled “Moby for Special Education.” This is a free event, and we welcome any teachers, from beginners to advanced Moby champions, to join us. Here’s a little more information about tonight’s special session:
Webinar Topic: Moby for Special Education
With diagnostic testing, adaptive curriculum, and progress monitoring, MobyMax is the perfect tool for special ed teachers. Join us to learn how Moby simplifies the IEP process, tracks student data, and keeps students motivated with differentiated learning. We’ll also discuss other tips and tricks to set your students up for Moby success!
Topics: MobyMax PD
What Do Over 200 Teachers a Month Do That’s Giving Them a Special Edge?
Every month, over 200 teachers do something “extra” that is helping them be more successful in their classrooms: they “attend” Moby University by viewing at least one pre-recorded training webinar.
The webinars explain in easy-to-follow detail how to use the many tools and resources available on MobyMax to find and fix learning gaps in all subjects. The webinars last only one hour and include helpful questions and answers from attendees. While the webinars can be watched live, most teachers view them at their convenience.
Moby University covers everything from “Moby for Beginners” to “MobyMax at Home” to “Customizing Content and Engaging Students.” Of the 20 webinars available in the webinar library, the three most popular are “Getting Started in Moby,” “Progress Monitoring & Classroom Management,” and “Interactive Class & Student Motivation.”
Moby Contests Are the Secret Sauce That Keeps Kids Coming Back For More!
If you ask students why they love MobyMax, don’t get mad if they say it’s because “it’s all fun and games.” That’s exactly what Moby Contests aim to be—and why MobyMax is such a success.
Moby Contests put the fun in learning by using competitions to keep students motivated. Students compete against their classmates, or classrooms compete against each other. Some contests are simply about a student competing against themselves. No matter which way they’re designed, contests and the games they revolve around make learning so much fun that students may not even realize that’s what they’re doing.
Just about any kind of contest works. Want to organize a math showdown to get students competing to learn more problems? Let’s start multiplying! Want to focus on getting your students to master the parts of speech? Moby will see your verb and raise you two adjectives.
Topics: motivating students
Want To Become a MobyMax Master? Our “How To” YouTube Channel Makes It Easy!
Want get the most out of MobyMax, quickly? Hop over to our YouTube channel and tune into the 2-minute “how to” videos we’ve created so you can become the MobyMax Master your students need.
Topics are presented in a step-by-step format and include everything from how to prepare and send a video lesson to assign a fluency board game, and everything in between!
Here’s a sneak peek at our most popular videos teachers that are watching:
1. How to prepare and send a video lesson to your students at home
This video shows you how to easily download a screen capture app to record your screen and quickly create lessons using Moby’s Whiteboard Activities. You can pull problems from the Moby curriculum or create your own. Your students will be able to watch your instructional video anytime!
MobyMax data will be archived July 31st
Summer is rolling in, and we want to remind you that your students' 2020-2021 data will be archived on July 31st. We archive student data each year to make room for a new year of student data.
After data is archived, you can still access your students’ prior progress history, placement test results, lesson scores, and session times. Game time and badges also stick around! However, the specific problems done will be cleared out. You'll find a handy “Prior Year” section in many of your Moby reports, like in the “Detailed History” in your Progress tab.
If your students are in summer school, year-round schools or homeschool, or are simply working in Moby in July, their data will not be archived, so they can continue working uninterrupted.
If you’d like to keep specific records like contest results or messages from this year, now is the time to save them as PDFs or print them out.
We hope you stay safe and healthy and enjoy some well-deserved summer sunshine. We look forward to seeing you next school year!