App of the Week: Adaptive, gamified lessons and assessment

Posted by MobyMax on Sep 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

By Stephen Noonoo| September 6, 2016 

Track progress, play games with CCSS-aligned multi-subject lessons

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 


What’s It Like? MobyMax is a K-8 learning platform (and Chrome app) for math, literacy, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, and motivational tools such as games and badges. The app claims that all sections (from Fact Fluency to Informational Reading Skills) are explicitly aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. MobyMax also features specific state test-prep activities. Unique features include teachers’ ability to assign badges for performance, student goal-setting, student-teacher messaging, and teacher-created class contests. The site also has a Wall feature where teachers can post class messages, assignments, events, and polls.

Price: Free/paid

Grades: K-8

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MobyMax in Active Use in 73% of K-8 Schools in U.S.

Posted by MobyMax on Jul 6, 2016 2:31:07 PM

MobyMax broke two significant records in the 2015-2016 school year.

One, MobyMax was in active use in 73% of public elementary schools, middle schools, and junior high schools in the United States.

In addition, MobyMax had 16.5 million registered students. That amounts to 41% of the 40.1 million students attending public and private grades K-8.

“While maybe not a Guinness World Record, no other edtech curriculum publisher comes close to our rapid growth,” said MobyMax co-founder Glynn Willett. “I believe our accelerated adoption is because we added a substantial number of new subjects to our already extensive curriculum with Cognitive Skills Science, Social Studies, Early Reading Trio, and Alphabet. Of course, the fact that MobyMax students learn twice as fast is another key reason why our curriculum is exploding into schools at such a phenomenal rate.”

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School CIO features MobyMax

Posted by MobyMax on Apr 21, 2016 12:53:28 PM

Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School in southwest Las Vegas (NV) is using MobyMax ( to deliver blended learning for all students.  "MobyMax sets up personal learning paths for each student and helps them fill any gaps that might be missing," says Janice Heffernan, a blended learning strategist for the school.  According to Heffernan, the administration decided to take the school in a different direction to address the learning needs of all students.  With the right tools in place to establish blended learning at Ries Elementary School, Heffernan said that students are learning at an accelerated pace.  "Students are now becoming award of their own learning.  They're seeing where they are and they're understanding what they need to do in order to improve."

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MobyMax Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Science Instructional Solution

Posted by MobyMax on Apr 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

MobyMax Cognitive Skill Science earns prestigious education industry recognition

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2016) MobyMax, the most widely adopted personalized learning curriculum in the United States, today announced that MobyMax Cognitive Skill Science was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best Science Instructional Solution category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

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MobyMax Enhances Special Education Instruction at Arkansas School

Posted by MobyMax on Apr 7, 2016 7:03:54 AM

Online Curriculum’s Find-and-Fix Technology Integrates Special and Regular Education

Potomac, MD (April 7, 2016) – MobyMax, the most widely adopted personalized learning curriculum in the United States, is partnering with Yerger Middle School in Hope, Ark., to target instruction and improve learning in special education.

“MobyMax’s built-in assessment tool helps to evaluate students and give lessons specific to their ability,” said Karen Townsend, a special education instructional specialist from the school. “I don’t have to create several different lesson plans to target the different levels and abilities of my students.”

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3 Crucial Tips To Build A Blended Learning Plan That Works

Posted by MobyMax on Mar 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

by Janice Heffernan, Teacher

As educators strive to provide robust, relevant instruction to every student, schools are constantly seeking innovative methods by which to deliver that instruction.

In a blended learning model, educators combine face-to-face education with online learning to develop such innovations in instruction. Although blended learning may seem to be the perfect answer, developing a successful blended learning plan can be easier said than done. As a blended learning strategist at Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School, I’ve found that the initial planning stages are the key to an effective blended learning model.

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MobyMax Debuts Personalized Social Studies Curriculum

Posted by MobyMax on Mar 23, 2016 5:00:00 PM

By Joshua Bolkan 03/23/16

MobyMax, a provider of personalized curricula, has launched a new cognitive skills social studies curriculum for grades 1 and 2 with grades 3-8 coming by August.

"Engaging, interactive lessons are organized into four major domains: history, geography, government and economics," according to a news release. "Each lesson uses cognitive skill manipulatives to push students to think critically about topics being covered. Additionally, lessons include quick checks for understanding to recap main ideas, periodic reviews of relevant vocabulary and short quizzes for each topic. Each lesson concludes with a comprehensive test, which provides teachers a final summative measure of mastery."

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MobyMax Launches Cognitive Skill Social Studies Curriculum

Posted by MobyMax on Mar 23, 2016 8:14:22 AM
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MobyMax Wins 2016 EdTech Digest Awards Program for Best e-Learning and Blended Learning Solution

Posted by MobyMax on Mar 22, 2016 3:31:22 PM

Awards Presented to the Best New, Emerging, and Established Technology Solutions for Education

Potomac, MD. (March 22, 2016) – MobyMax, the most widely adopted personalized learning curriculum in the United States, is honored to announce its recognition as the best e-learning and blended learning solution in the 2016 EdTech Digest Awards.

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: MobyMax CEO Glynn Willett

Posted by MobyMax on Mar 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

by Kelly Walsh on March 22, 2016

A Fascinating Look at the Future of Adaptive Curriculum and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

MobyMax is a leader in the world of online curricula for grades K-8. Their powerful Adaptive Learning platform is estimated to be in use in over half of the elementary and middle school math, reading, and science classrooms in the U.S. In 2016, they expanded their offerings to include social studies curriculum, and more subject areas are in development. Co-founder Glynn Willett and his son, Wade have been at the helm of MobyMax since 2004. Glynn recently talked with me about the evolution of MobyMax and shared his perspective on what successive generations of learning software have the potential to deliver. 

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