…and the release of Version 2.1 – actually it is such a big change – let’s call it Version 3.0!
The big news here is that DoodleMaths is being launched on Android tomorrow at the prestigious BETT Show in London. A new version is being released at the same time containing a complete visual overhaul to the app.
As you can imagine, on the eve of the launch, the office is a hive of activity with everyone working hard to ensure the best possible product is presented as this really is a huge release.
As well as the visual overhaul, the app has new games and the pets have been through a thorough detox and makeover at the spa – a personal stylist has even kitted them out! Even the football now bounces as one would in reality!
If you wish to download the app on Android and and are already a user, you only need to download the app and log in as you did before and you can pick up where you left off. You can use the school iPads, mum’s iPhone in the car, grandma’s Android tablet at the weekend and dad’s Samsung phone on the train.
If you wish the children to cover a particular topic, for example, 2-D and 3-D shapes or perhaps short division, by logging onto the parent/teacher dashboard you can assign these to one, some or all of your children. The child is locked out of the rest of the app until they have completed these topics.
If a child hasn’t been using the app for a while or has suddenly made significant progress in the classroom, you may wish them to do a reassessment. This can be accessed by logging onto the parent/teacher dashboards. Additionally, you can adjust the work program up or down by going into the grown-ups section of the app.
The update also includes improved monitoring on the parent and teacher dashboards, as they now allow accurate real time monitoring thanks to improved communication between the app and the dashboards. Due to each child’s work program being backed up online, if you get a new device, have to change device or need to reset your device, the progress is not lost. By signing in again the work program is reloaded from the last time the device had a stable internet connection.
Finally, the app now has localisation so that you can specify from where in the world you are so you only have to cover the topics in your own national curriculum. We are happy to say that DoodleMaths is now use all over the world – including Uzbekistan, Finland, Australia, Dubai and New Zealand!
PS. That’s not all – DoodleMaths Secondary Maths will be available for download shortly – for a sneak peek visit us at Stand BFG4 at the BETTShow!