Tutpup: play, compete, learn
a) certain kids (a large number of them) enjoy competing against each other (social media)
b) we all learn best by playing just above our level
It's become Tutpup, and I'm relieved, to say the least, that the combined guts of those working on the project have been right in this instance. Hopefully the nature of the exercises will glean the same kind of results that the Nintendo DS seems to claim in previous trials in Scotland and England.
Think Kawashima without the need for a Nintendo DS, and add on a safe social network. Then, once baked for a few live mental agility games against fellow learners from around the world, add on a parent or teacher feedback report each week. Voilà Tutpup.
I'm really keen to see how Scottish primary and early secondary teachers might take on the Tutpup challenge. You can sign up your class(es) or your own offspring. Kids can sign up themselves, too, with automatic approval sought from parents. Let me know here how you get on. Reports so far are more than impressive!