This revolutionary learning environment is powered by the advanced Adaptive Learning which automatically creates and maintains individualised learning pathways across multiple topics for each student.
This automated progression frees teachers from the tedium of managing their students’ progress: instead teachers can focus on helping students with their reading skills rather than manually adjusting learning levels.
Every child experiences different levels of success when learning to read. That’s why the Adaptive Learning system ensures that each child is always focused on work that is just right for them by progressing them through a series of carefully chosen questions.
At EdAlive we believe that learning should be fun and that students should be rewarded for academic achievement and effort. Students are motivated to engage with the Reading content through the incredible Volcanic Panic game.
Your plane has just crash-landed on a pre-historic volcanic island that’s about to blow! Race round the island grabbing fuel canisters and, with some sneaky strategy and some luck, you’ll zoom off in the jet-powered escape pod. Complete Questions to earn credits, buy sneaky gadgets and get the fuel, but watch out for other players trying to get the fuel first!
Children’s eyes and ears are both needed to make the difficult jump from speech to reading because kids begin to read by learning the sounds they hear in speech. That’s why Volcanic Panic Reading Success uniquely combines sight and sound for maximum learning potential. It’s like having a teacher sit and read to each child!
Volcanic Panic Reading Success uniquely combines speech and sight and sound for maximum learning potential. For beginning readers it’s like having a teacher sit and read to each child!
In addition to all the fun of the multiplayer game and an innate sense of academic progress the inbuilt achievement system rewards pure effort. Each question answered correctly counts towards the collection of hero cards.
The inbuilt sound support system allows users to work independently as if they had an adult to read along with them!
Powerful reports put teachers in touch with the results accrued by each student. The reports enable detailed analysis of questions answered. Teachers can relate progress to curriculum outcomes.
Volcanic Panic Reading Success is a massive upgrade of the classic Volcanic Panic CD edition. Building on this solid base it and takes the teaching of reading to a whole new level. The maths content that was part of the Volcanic Panic CD edition has been incorporated in to Baggin’ the Dragon Maths Online and the content from Braintastic Reading Success has been substitued in its place.
EdAlive Central is the powerful platform underpinning all EdAlive websites that streamlines and centralises the admin side of things.
Like all EdAlive online learning websites, Volcanic Panic Reading Success:
Covers phonics, phonemics and sight words all the way to advanced vocabulary, comprehension and literary appreciation.
The comprehensive bank of questions at the heart of Volcanic Panic Reading Success has been skilfully hand-crafted and sequenced by experienced teachers. The question sequences refine basic skills using enjoyable stimulus materials that copiously illustrate the richness and diversity of the English language.
Builds a solid reading foundation and then broadens and enriches each child’s reading experience.
The questions cover all the essential reading skills and concepts and explore a wealth of differing text types. The questions progress in difficulty as the reading age increases:
The EdAlive educational team created the core teaching sequences at the heart of Volcanic Panic Reading Success by de-constructing the curricula from many jurisdictions around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Singapore. These fine-grained educational elements were then sequenced to form the EdAlive Curriculum. The result has been the creation of a matrix of learning Questions that is both broad and progressive in its scope. It is this carefully crafted learning matrix on which the EdAlive automated Adaptive Learning system is based.
The resultant massive bank of reading questions was then correlated against the various global curricula enabling content selection and reporting by the various outcomes in the differing curricula.
All the Volcanic Panic questions are correlated one-to-one with the finest grained elements of each internalised curriculum. Such precision gives teachers and parents an unparalleled capacity to prescribe activities by creating bespoke content selections that mirror the structure of the curricula relevant to their situation. They can also generate reports using these same curricula.
With just one lesson a week for a term, classes have been shown to:
For students with sufficient history of usage of Volcanic Panic Reading Success (over 180 correct answers), it was found that the average rate of progression across 185 mixed-age students was eight months in reading age after the equivalent of 11 half-hour sessions in game mode – around 330 questions attempted.
The Maths InvadersLeaderboards are designed to boost student motivation and engagement by giving dynamic feedback to the class. They create an opportunity for students in a class to work together.
To ensure the fairest competition between classes, the leaderboard defaults to show results grouped by age brackets.
If you cannot see your class in the leaderboard check the leaderboard hints.
Use the icons at the top of the Leaderboard to drill down by Country and State.
Click the Calendar icon to view the Leaderboard results for all classes including your own from last week and previous weeks.
The Leaderboards are re-calculated each week at midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney). Each answer is recorded in real time and feeds into this calculation.
When logged in students can view the results for all active classes at their school including their own. This makes it easy for you to have in-school competitions.
Some schools may prefer that classes from their school are not displayed on the Leaderboard. If this is the case, the school administrator can simply uncheck the “Participate in competition” option on the My School screen of the School Administration menu. Please note we cannot remove results retrospectively.
Only classes where the teacher or school administrator has set the age level of the class will be shown on the age-based leaderboard. This can be set using the “Edit Class Details” button on the class management screen. If you have not already done so, please ensure your classes have the correct ages now.
We employ standard deviation filters to ensure that results that are atypical for a student are discounted and not used for the calculation of class results. This methodology assumes that each student will build their skills in a progressive manner and guards against the possibility of others with higher skills speeds artificially inflating a student’s result by working in their account.
Classes with significantly more or less students than typical classes are not displayed in the Leaderboard.
Inactive classes, in which none or only a small number of students have completed questions during the week, will not be displayed on the Leaderboard.