April 23rd, 2024

April Update: Starlit Royalty, Enhanced Pet Battles and Play Library, and Teacher Tips for Spring

Enter the magical world of Starlit Royalty, where elegance and wonder come together in a picture of royal greatness. With its sparkly stars and fancy beauty, this new theme will take you to a place of magic. 🥳

⭐ Discover Starlit Royalty's New Features and Enhancements

Work to earn six new exquisite outfits, including the Starry Noble, Starlit Queen, and Stellar Archer, each radiating its own unique charm. Decorate your kingdom with regal furniture pieces like the Starlight Canopy Bed and Starlit Melody Harp, adding a touch of luxury to every corner. Customize your profile with majestic stickers featuring the beloved Starlit Queen and Radiant Knight.

🌍 Terra Pet Evolution and Enhanced Gameplay Mechanics!

In addition to the delights of the Starlit Royalty theme, bring new life to your Pet Battles. Watch as your Pets visibly grow with each collected puzzle piece, their power showing in glowing talismans that boost their attacks. Pet-Pet names and headgear now appear on the screen when its Pet's talents are activated, adding a personal touch to every battle. Also in the latest update, the Terra Pet ascends to epic rarity, boasting even greater strength and glory. Instead of answering questions after each match or attack, players now manage energy to unlock the game board. In Player vs. Player modes, personal puzzle boards allow for strategic planning toward larger attacks.

🌱 Discover the Enhanced Play Library: Your Gateway to Exciting Pet Adventures!

Explore these exciting updates and more in our newly redesigned Play Library, centered around Pet Battles. In the revamped Greenhouse, now known as "Get Pets," a streamlined process makes acquiring new Pets easier than ever before.

🚀 New Teacher Tools and Tips for the Spring Season

🔒 1. Game Locks for Arcade Mode

Introducing the new Game Locks feature, designed to enhance classroom management in Arcade Mode. Now, teachers can easily block out Diner Dash, Soccer Strike, and Hot Hoops. With Game Locks, you have greater control over the gaming experience, ensuring students stay focused on educational content.

🔃 2. Sort Assignments by Student

Streamline your classroom workflow with the ability to sort assignments by student. This new feature allows you to view which assignments are active and completed for each student, providing valuable insights into individual progress and engagement.

💌 3. Invite Parents to Summer Learning

Keeping kids engaged and learning over the summer break is vital for their academic growth. You can empower parents and guardians to support their child's learning journey with Boddle. Here's how:

  • Step 1: Log in to your Boddle account and navigate to your classroom.
  • Step 2: Click “Get Students At-home Access”.
  • Step 3: Choose from four options:
    • Email: Send pre-written invitations to parents.
    • Take-home Printables: Print a letter for parents, available in English or Spanish, so kids can continue learning over summer.
    • Printable Log-in Cards: Download individual log-in cards with QR codes for easy access.
    • Shareable Link: Share with all parents for convenient setup.

Encouraging summer learning with Boddle keeps students engaged and prepares them for the upcoming school year!

🏆 4. Print Boddle Certificates

Acknowledging students' achievements with Boddle certificates is a wonderful way to celebrate their progress. Coming Soon: With new border colors available, you can add even more excitement to their accomplishments. Here's how to print Boddle certificates:

  • Step 1: Log in to your Boddle account and select the classroom for which you'd like to print certificates.
  • Step 2: On the left side of the screen, click the Resources button.
  • Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Print Student Certificates button.
  • Printing Tip: To ensure the certificate borders stretch side to side, choose "borderless" and "fit to screen" settings.
  • Step 4: Choose the classroom and the achievements you'd like to print.
  • Step 5: Download the shareable PDFs for all selected students.

By printing Boddle certificates, you're not only recognizing students' hard work but also motivating them to continue their learning journey. Don't forget to check out how to redeem the FREE Boddle Bucks earned through certificates here.

📚 5. Prepare for Testing Season with Boddle

Preparing for tests can be stressful, especially when there’s a lot of material to cover beforehand. We understand how challenging the test season is, and we're here to help.

Teachers have many ways to utilize Boddle during testing season. Assign specific standards to students for targeted practice, ensuring each student improves where they need it most. Use Boddle for whole class practice on grade-level concepts or as a fun reward for early finishers. It’s a great supplemental tool to help students review and master material before the test, maximizing valuable class time.

😎 6. End of School Year Transition for Boddle Classrooms

As the school year comes to a close, it's essential to properly archive your Boddle classroom and prepare for the summer break. Follow these three easy steps to ensure a smooth transition:

1. Archive Your Classroom

Archiving your classroom will save student data while removing the classroom from the student's game dashboard. You can restore archived classrooms at any time by clicking on the classroom drop-down menu on the right side of the homepage.

(Note: Deleting the classroom will result in the loss of student data, so archiving is recommended.)

2. Share Student Logins

Allow students to continue playing Boddle over the summer by sharing their login credentials. Follow these instructions to share student logins.

3. Save Student Usernames

Lastly, save your students' usernames to facilitate a seamless transition for the next school year's teacher. Students can use the same student account year to year, so saving their usernames will make the transition smoother. By following these steps, you'll ensure that student progress is preserved, and students can continue their learning journey with Boddle over the summer break.

🌷 7. Explore the Spring Bundle in Teacher Resources

Enhance your classroom activities with our Spring Bundle, available in the Resources section of the teacher portal. This bundle is designed to bring the spirit of spring into your lessons with engaging and educational materials. Here's what you'll find:

  • Spring Scavenger Hunt: Get students moving and exploring the wonders of nature with a fun and interactive scavenger hunt. Encourage observation skills and appreciation for the environment.
  • Math Facts Practice: Reinforce essential math skills with math facts practice sheets. From addition to multiplication, these exercises are perfect for individual or group work.
  • Journal Prompts: Spark creativity and critical thinking with spring-themed journal prompts. Encourage students to express themselves through writing while exploring seasonal topics.

The Spring Bundle offers a diverse range of activities to keep your students engaged and excited about learning during the spring season. Access these resources in the teacher portal and bring the freshness of spring into your classroom today!

Happy Learning! 📚🌟