Skyward Inc., a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software, introduced a groundbreaking online, interactive game that is designed to proactively reward students for positive behaviors and accomplishments.
The first of its kind in the industry, this innovative feature will be bundled with Skyward’s comprehensive student information system, School Management Suite 2.0, and provided to customers at no cost. Skyward unveiled the game at its iCon user event in Orlando, Fla., March 7 to 9.
The game centers on the student and will be a fully integrated feature of Skyward’s Student Access module. Students will assume a virtual identity, or avatar, and earn in-game points through a variety of opportunities ranging from achieving a particular assignment score, meeting an attendance goal or rewards from district staff for non-academic activities. By accumulating these points, students can customize their avatar, advance to new levels in the game and enjoy other incentives. Based on district-defined parameters within the game, students also will have the ability to share their avatars or point levels with other students internally or via social media.