LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2012) - School Stickers, a leading supplier of classroom rewards, which works with thousands of schools and produces millions of stickers every year, has today launched Classroom Carrots.
This unique new app enables teachers to easily and immediately reward pupils with matching virtual and physical rewards in a fun, engaging way.
Even in this technological age, kids love being given traditional stickers, but Classroom Carrots aims to make rewards even more relevant to them. The app is exciting for kids, easy for teachers to use, and compatible with multiple devices including PCs, Macs, Smartphones and iPads.
Each student is assigned their very own avatar, a computer-generated virtual identity, and when rewards are given out teachers simply drag and drop the virtual sticker onto the relevant avatar. Immediately the pupil's name and reward flash up on the classroom whiteboard or computer. Pupils are then given the matching physical sticker, and if requested, an email can automatically be sent to parents to keep them informed.
Neil Hodges, Managing Director, School Stickers, said "Stickers will always be an important part of rewarding younger pupils, but technology is everywhere and students love it. Now, thanks to Classroom Carrots, teachers can give both physical and virtual motivational rewards in a fun way that really engages pupils."
Teachers can customise the rewards to fit with the aims of their school or classroom, and negative behaviour can also be registered if required. The rewards are automatically recorded, so teachers can easily create reports, and give feedback to pupils, other staff, and parents, saving valuable time and effort managing and reporting classroom achievement.
A third of primary schools in the UK already use stickers from School Stickers to reward their pupils. Classroom Carrots app has been specially designed for Key Stages 1-3 with input from teachers and ongoing teacher feedback is encouraged.
Classroom Carrots aims to help 'put into practise' the Government's drive to bring more technology into the classroom, as well as appealing to students' passion for technology. The app is free to all schools and the only cost is for the stickers which start from just £8.99 a pack.