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    New! We have now released full video tutorials for the zondle Challenge classroom teaching game. Fully integrated with the zondle gradebook, this game is the little brother of zondle Team Play. Much easier to use, but with many of the features and benefits. BYOD student selections on any internet connected device. Happy Easter from the zondle Team :)

    Here is the full set of tutorial videos:
    • Mrs. Hebert - Oh, that's right. You've told me that before. I am looking forward to trying the Challenge with my classes tomorrow!

      • Yesterday
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      • Mr. Giotto - Hi Dougi,
        How does the teacher log in to use a handheld device in zondle challenge? I couldn't seem to figure it out; although I was able to log in using the zondle app, it seems to be geared for students. (Please disregard, I found you excellent totorial on this subject:))

        • 3 hours ago
      • Zondle - Thanks for letting me know and I'm delighted that this is resolved for you.
        For the benefit of others here is the tutorial to which Mr Giotto refers: http://www.zondle.com/ht.aspx?mi=75

        • 2 hours ago
      • Zondle - New features in zondle Challenge (beta). Displaying the questions directly on the student remote devices.

        • Apr 19, 2014
      • Sandy King - Are you working on questions aligned to the Common Core for 5th grade? In the app store, there are questions for 4th grade but I can't see anything else.

        • Apr 18, 2014
      • Zondle - Hi Sandy. We have a lot of common core content in the pipeline. Ben manages all content generation though so I'll drop him an email to see what is planned for 5th grade :)

        • Apr 18, 2014
    • Sandy King - Thanks! I know it's a big project. ;)

      • Apr 18, 2014
  • zondle's avatar
    New features in zondle Challenge (beta). Displaying the questions directly on the student remote devices.
  • Sandy King's avatar
    Are you working on questions aligned to the Common Core for 5th grade? In the app store, there are questions for 4th grade but I can't see anything else.
    • Zondle - Hi Sandy. We have a lot of common core content in the pipeline. Ben manages all content generation though so I'll drop him an email to see what is planned for 5th grade :)

      • Apr 18, 2014
    • Sandy King - Thanks! I know it's a big project. ;)

      • Apr 18, 2014
    • Zondle - Certainly is! It seems to get bigger and move faster all the time! I hope all goes well there and thank you for your continued support :)

      • Apr 18, 2014
  • Ms. Denenberg's avatar
    I had initially set up a zondle account on the website. To make things simpler for me, I decided purchase the connection through edmodo. I noticed a few things that are different through my "test class account". The main thing is that the students have access to view the questions and answers, but they don't seem to have that in my other account. Is there a way I can disable this? I don't want them to see the answers before they even start.
    • Zondle - Hi Mr Giotto. Yes, that's absolutely correct. Summative is to be played one time as a test. If you wish to reset a student who has played their summative game for any reason so that they can play it again then you can do so like this blog.zondle.com/2014/02/new-feature-resetting-summative.html

      • Apr 17, 2014
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      • Ms. Denenberg - Actually, what I think might be the problem is I don't have any "advanced class management" feature and I can't seem to set the class view for the students.
        I don't mind my students seeing the answers within the game. But I don't want them seeing the lists of questions and answers before they even play. And, since we're just starting out, I'm not ready for them to start making their own games yet.

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • zondle - Hi Ms Denenberg. That's correct, you don't have the advanced class management feature because most of that is taken care of by the integration with edmodo. I could set your school to work in ClassView on zondle if you would like me to. I've not tried it, but I believe it should work ok. If you follow these steps and let me know the username you see via email at doug.lapsley@zondle.com I can make the change and we can see if it works ok. http://www.zondle.com/ht.aspx?mi=54 more...
        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Ms. Williams - Is it still possible to embed zondle into an Edmodo group page? I followed the instructions in this post that worked for me last year, but it just seems to be a link to the zondle website and login page. I can't seem to find the zondle app in the Edmodo store either, which I'm guessing is because I'm in New Zealand?

        • Apr 14, 2014
    • zondle - Hi Ms Williams. Thanks for using zondle. Yes, this is still possible. We have changed the layout of the home page a little since that blog entry was posted though, so you will find the embed link in a slightly different place.
      1) Log in
      2) Roll over the brown "more" button at the top right
      3) Click on "embed zondle in my website"
      This will bring up the embedding option that you mention.
      The reason that this is in a different place to the options to embed a topic and game combination is that this is actually embedding the zondle
      more...
      • Apr 14, 2014
  • Ms. Williams's avatar
    Is it still possible to embed zondle into an Edmodo group page? I followed the instructions in this post that worked for me last year, but it just seems to be a link to the zondle website and login page. I can't seem to find the zondle app in the Edmodo store either, which I'm guessing is because I'm in New Zealand?
    • zondle - Hi Ms Williams. Thanks for using zondle. Yes, this is still possible. We have changed the layout of the home page a little since that blog entry was posted though, so you will find the embed link in a slightly different place.
      1) Log in
      2) Roll over the brown "more" button at the top right
      3) Click on "embed zondle in my website"
      This will bring up the embedding option that you mention.
      The reason that this is in a different place to the options to embed a topic and game combination is that this is actually embedding the zondle
      more...
      • Apr 14, 2014
    • Ms. Williams - I've done this (managed to find the embed code), but it doesn't seem to actually be embedding it. Instead it just opens the zondle login page in a new tab.

      • Apr 14, 2014
    • Zondle - Hmmmm. It works very nicely from here. May I please ask you to email me your embed code on doug.lapsley@zondle.com so that I can check it out for you? It may just be because you're logged into zondle in the browser that you're using to view the embedded page. This would keep your zondle session, so you wouldn't see a login, but rather would get booted out because your a teacher not a student. To be sure to test it properly you'd need to log out of zondle before viewing it in edmodo.

      • Apr 14, 2014
  • Mrs. Davis's avatar
    Is there anyway to receive a notification when a student redeems a Teacher Goodie?
    • Mrs. Misiano - For me, yes...otherwise, I'm wondering how teachers know...other than going into the kids account, I guess....or trusting their word on it...

      • Apr 1, 2014
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      • Mrs. Dodge - You click on Redeem my Teacher goodies, it is at the top of the list of items you've made. You then get a list of kids and can check the box when you've given it to them.

        • Apr 1, 2014
      • zondle - That's correct. The idea is that you roll over "my students", click on "my Teacher Goodies" and then "manage redeemed goodies" at the top right of the popup. You can then mark those goodies that you have given to the students as redeemed. They change colour and disappear from the list so that you can always see what teacher goodies are still pending delivery. Your students will see that you have marked the teacher goodies as delivered when they look at their accounts too. The following video touches on this in some detail I think: more...
        • Apr 1, 2014
      • Zondle - Dr Wayne Holmes from zondle on the real research behind gamification in education.

        • Apr 1, 2014
    • Mrs. Buric - Poisson d'avril -jeu créé sur Zondle

      • Mar 30, 2014
  • zondle's avatar
    Dr Wayne Holmes from zondle on the real research behind gamification in education.
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  • Mrs. Robinson's avatar
    One of our teachers told me that the students can get into Zondle and manipulate the number of Zollars that they have. Has anyone else had this issue? How do we correct this?
    • Mrs. Robinson - I bet this is what they are doing. They may not notice that the settings don't change at a screen refresh. I will check it out. Thanks!

      • Mar 29, 2014
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      • Mr. Giotto - Correct, they could only temporarily alter the screen shot, but not actually change the zollar amounts. Very sneaky indeed!

        • Apr 10, 2014
      • Zondle - Very sneaky! One to watch out for because notionally they could change literally any screen element, colour, text, font-size etc on a page. So if you ever get shown a page with "unusual" content on it it might be with a quick F5 to refresh the page and ensure it's not been temporarily "modified". LOL Students never cease to amaze me. So wonderfully resourceful.

        • Apr 11, 2014
      • Zondle - New feature: Removing redeemed Teacher Goodies

        • Mar 27, 2014
      • Zondle - Improved drag and drop in Advanced Class Management and My Folders

        • Mar 27, 2014
      • Mr. Morris - ALSO... Is it possible to add a filter on the 'topic search' so that we can narrow topics down by subject? (Topics could be filtered via the tags + the specific subject). I find it difficult to narrow down my searches...

        • Mar 25, 2014
      • Zondle - Thanks for the suggestion. We have a lot of work to do on search and it is firmly in the to do list. So watch this space and hopefully you'll see improvements in this area soon. Thanks for your patience.

        • Mar 26, 2014
      • Mr. Morris - Really enjoying getting back to Zondle now that I can connect my classes directly... Is there any possibility at looking at syncing the assignment feature from within Edmodo to the grade book in Zondle? I know (for example) that students results on Zondle are fed back to their individual accounts. I would like to be able to set them an assignment on Edmodo (e.g. Complete 'Keyboard skills' quiz on Zondle) and for the grade achieved on Zondle to feed back to the Edmodo assignment... Is this possible at all?? Thanks!

        • Mar 25, 2014
      • Zondle - Thanks for your kind words and I am delighted that you're enjoying zondle. You should find that topics set to students in zondle appear in your edmodo gradebook already. However, we are aware of some slight bugs in this where, for some reason, grades are not always sent over. I have been looking into this over the last few days putting tracking code in place to see if we can see where that issue is. At the moment we can't see where it's happening.

        • Mar 26, 2014
      • Zondle - New Feature: Topic filtering in the gradebook

        • Mar 25, 2014
    • Mrs. Corey-Blew - Hello from Plainfield, Illinois. Thank you so much for this addition. Zondle just keeps getting better and better, and your efforts are much appreciated.

      • Mar 25, 2014
  • zondle's avatar
    New feature: Removing redeemed Teacher Goodies
  • zondle's avatar
    Improved drag and drop in Advanced Class Management and My Folders
  • Mr. Morris's avatar
    ALSO... Is it possible to add a filter on the 'topic search' so that we can narrow topics down by subject? (Topics could be filtered via the tags + the specific subject). I find it difficult to narrow down my searches...
    • Zondle - Thanks for the suggestion. We have a lot of work to do on search and it is firmly in the to do list. So watch this space and hopefully you'll see improvements in this area soon. Thanks for your patience.

      • Mar 26, 2014
  • Mr. Morris's avatar
    Really enjoying getting back to Zondle now that I can connect my classes directly... Is there any possibility at looking at syncing the assignment feature from within Edmodo to the grade book in Zondle? I know (for example) that students results on Zondle are fed back to their individual accounts. I would like to be able to set them an assignment on Edmodo (e.g. Complete 'Keyboard skills' quiz on Zondle) and for the grade achieved on Zondle to feed back to the Edmodo assignment... Is this possible at all?? Thanks!
    • Zondle - Thanks for your kind words and I am delighted that you're enjoying zondle. You should find that topics set to students in zondle appear in your edmodo gradebook already. However, we are aware of some slight bugs in this where, for some reason, grades are not always sent over. I have been looking into this over the last few days putting tracking code in place to see if we can see where that issue is. At the moment we can't see where it's happening.

      • Mar 26, 2014
  • zondle's avatar
    New Feature: Topic filtering in the gradebook
    • Mrs. Corey-Blew - Hello from Plainfield, Illinois. Thank you so much for this addition. Zondle just keeps getting better and better, and your efforts are much appreciated.

      • Mar 25, 2014
    • Zondle - Thank you, that's very kind :)

      • Mar 26, 2014
    • Mrs. Burkhalter - This was needed and much appreciated. Thanks.

      • Mar 26, 2014
  • zondle's avatar
    New feature: Resetting passwords for an entire class
  • Mrs. Davis's avatar
    I was at a World Language seminar today. When asked to share our favorite websites with the group, I just HAD to talk about zondle! Here's to spreading the word! Thanks for a great site.
    • Zondle - Wow, thank you that's really very kind :) We really appreciate word of mouth referrals of this kind. Thank you so much :)

      • Mar 25, 2014
  • Ms. Wald's avatar
    How exactly do students earn zollars? I know it's by playing games, but does it depend on how many questions are in the game, and/or how many they got correct the first time, and/or how many times they play the game, and/or how many different games they play, etc.? I would like to know more so that I can set zollar amounts for the Teacher Goodies I am considering -- thanks.
    • Zondle - Wow, that IS sneaky! I'm constantly amazed by how determined students can be to get zollars. I guess the ones that play the system are the ones we have to worry least about ;)

      • Mar 24, 2014
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      • Ms. Wald - Hmm. Easiest answer: the "default" I referenced was the number that is automatically filled in on the Teacher Goodie form when you first set one up. I guess I'll have to see how it goes, zollar-accumulation-wise. When my students repeat the questions enough, some will learn, but others will just learn an unthinking association that won't help them use the info in a different context.

        • Mar 24, 2014
      • zondle - Ooooh, I see what you mean. Yes, we just added 1000 as the default to give a starting point, but you're right that it is a bit of a "suck it and see" thing because of the various factors at play. You are also right that learning on zondle has an element of learning for recall rather than consideration when playing the normal zondle games. If used with care this can be a strong plus point though as zondle develops automaticity (the ability to instantly recall facts) very well. This then makes consideration of wider issues possible. Dr Holmes, our pedagogy more...
        • Mar 24, 2014
      • Mrs. Johnson - How can I delete my student and my topics?

        • Mar 18, 2014
      • zondle - Hi :)
        To remove a student from a class: http://www.zondle.com/ht.aspx?mi=25
        To remove a student from your school: http://www.zondle.com/ht.aspx?mi=26
        When you say "my topics" you might mean how to unset a topic from your students so that they don't see them any more
        more...
        • Mar 18, 2014
      • Mrs. Johnson - I am new to Zondle, and my students love it when they win zollars but I am not sure how they can use them.

        • Mar 17, 2014
      • Mr. McMillan - Hi Mrs Johnson, one of the ways I have seen discussed is to use Zollars for things in your classroom - free computer time, extra play, skip homework etc. You could also use the Zollars as a form of currency if you are completing a unit on products and services. At the end of the year, I ask students to bring in good, working order, things that would otherwise go to landfill or the op shop, and have an auction. You could convert your Zollars to class bucks for this purpose.

        • Mar 17, 2014
      • Mrs. Johnson - Thank you so much, you gave me good ideas.

        • Mar 17, 2014
      • Ms. Wald - I haven't actually posted any "teacher goodies" yet, but wanted to come up with some that didn't cost money, add calories, or result in unwarranted grade inflation. Not all of my ideas fit those criteria, but via googling I came up with a few that were more fun-during-class things: getting to wear a tiara all period, or have a stuffed bear visit you all period, or arrange to be a "showstopper" - get up and do something attention-getting but classroom-appropriate for 2 mins. Note that I teach 10 grade, and I none of these have yet been tried. (And more...
        • Mar 18, 2014
    • Ms. Wald - I am new to Zondle, and wanted to ask about game choice. Apparently not all games work with all questions. Example: I set up a 10-question topic (Economic Systems), and the question types include text-based multiple-choice,image-based multiple-choice. matching pairs, and sequencing. When I played the topic in Mod Mobile, not all the questions showed up, but when I played it in Zondle Frisbee, all the questions did show up. Is there a way I can restrict student game choice to make sure they're using one that will show all the questions? And is there a way for me to more...
      • Mar 12, 2014
  • Mrs. Johnson's avatar
    How can I delete my student and my topics?
  • Mrs. Johnson's avatar
    I am new to Zondle, and my students love it when they win zollars but I am not sure how they can use them.
    • Mr. McMillan - Hi Mrs Johnson, one of the ways I have seen discussed is to use Zollars for things in your classroom - free computer time, extra play, skip homework etc. You could also use the Zollars as a form of currency if you are completing a unit on products and services. At the end of the year, I ask students to bring in good, working order, things that would otherwise go to landfill or the op shop, and have an auction. You could convert your Zollars to class bucks for this purpose.

      • Mar 17, 2014
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      • Mrs. Johnson - Thank you so much, you gave me good ideas.

        • Mar 17, 2014
      • Ms. Wald - I haven't actually posted any "teacher goodies" yet, but wanted to come up with some that didn't cost money, add calories, or result in unwarranted grade inflation. Not all of my ideas fit those criteria, but via googling I came up with a few that were more fun-during-class things: getting to wear a tiara all period, or have a stuffed bear visit you all period, or arrange to be a "showstopper" - get up and do something attention-getting but classroom-appropriate for 2 mins. Note that I teach 10 grade, and I none of these have yet been tried. (And more...
        • Mar 18, 2014
      • Ms. Wald - I am new to Zondle, and wanted to ask about game choice. Apparently not all games work with all questions. Example: I set up a 10-question topic (Economic Systems), and the question types include text-based multiple-choice,image-based multiple-choice. matching pairs, and sequencing. When I played the topic in Mod Mobile, not all the questions showed up, but when I played it in Zondle Frisbee, all the questions did show up. Is there a way I can restrict student game choice to make sure they're using one that will show all the questions? And is there a way for me to more...
        • Mar 12, 2014
      • zondle - Hi. Thanks for using zondle and for your question. The answer is that this isn't a perfect implementation in zondle I'm afraid. We did actually used to have a message that came up which said that a game would only support a certain no of the questions in the topic if there were some that were supported and some that were not, but it dropped off somewhere in the development process and seems not to have made it back in again.
        However, I believe that this is only a problem if you mix up the question types in a topic. Zondle will display any games that will
        more...
        • Mar 12, 2014
      • Ms. Wald - *sigh* I really thought it would be more engaging, and better for the students, if I could mix up the question types a bit. They get multiple-choiced to death in prep for the state test, so I wanted to give some variety. Maybe my work-around will be to just figure out which games work, and tell my students to use those. If you could bring back the message about which games support which question types, that would be great!

        • Mar 13, 2014
    • Zondle - Thank you for this feedback. I will add it to the to do list. Please bear with us though as we're a very small team. I hope you're enjoying zondle and thank you for your patience. :)

      • Mar 13, 2014
  • Ms. Wald's avatar
    I am new to Zondle, and wanted to ask about game choice. Apparently not all games work with all questions. Example: I set up a 10-question topic (Economic Systems), and the question types include text-based multiple-choice,image-based multiple-choice. matching pairs, and sequencing. When I played the topic in Mod Mobile, not all the questions showed up, but when I played it in Zondle Frisbee, all the questions did show up. Is there a way I can restrict student game choice to make sure they're using one that will show all the questions? And is there a way for me to know if a game will show all question types without having to play it myself to test it? The games that don't show all questions are still on the "recommended games" list.
    I am new to Zondle, and wanted to ask about game choice. Apparently not all games work with all questions. Example: I set up a 10-question topic (Economic Systems), and the question types include text-based multiple-choice,image-based multiple-choice. matching pairs, and sequencing. When I played the topic in Mod Mobile, not all the questions showed up, but when I played it in Zondle Frisbee, all the questions did show up. Is there a way I can restrict student game choice to make sure they're using one that will show all the questions? And is there a way for me to...
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    • zondle - Hi. Thanks for using zondle and for your question. The answer is that this isn't a perfect implementation in zondle I'm afraid. We did actually used to have a message that came up which said that a game would only support a certain no of the questions in the topic if there were some that were supported and some that were not, but it dropped off somewhere in the development process and seems not to have made it back in again.
      However, I believe that this is only a problem if you mix up the question types in a topic. Zondle will display any games that will
      more...
      • Mar 12, 2014
    • Ms. Wald - *sigh* I really thought it would be more engaging, and better for the students, if I could mix up the question types a bit. They get multiple-choiced to death in prep for the state test, so I wanted to give some variety. Maybe my work-around will be to just figure out which games work, and tell my students to use those. If you could bring back the message about which games support which question types, that would be great!

      • Mar 13, 2014
    • Zondle - Thank you for this feedback. I will add it to the to do list. Please bear with us though as we're a very small team. I hope you're enjoying zondle and thank you for your patience. :)

      • Mar 13, 2014
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