Research continues to validate gamification as a powerful learning tool. Here’s how it works: Penda leverages the mechanics and principles of games to engage students both emotionally and intellectually. Students are rewarded for learning which inspires them to continue playing and increase their achievement.
Penda’s online science activities combine the fun and motivation of a video game with evidence-based educational practices. We use science to teach science.
We quickly learned that Penda was the perfect solution for our lunch and learn sessions since it provided students with exposure to middle grades science content through a platform that genuinely engaged them in a personalized way, with minimal teacher facilitation. Students personally connected to their avatar and were excited by the challenge of competition between peers and/or other classes.
Middle School Science Supervisor, Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL)
Our school was blown away with Penda and all of the great activities, resources, and friendly competition it offers. The lesson and activities are aligned to our counties standards and follow our timeline, this will really help reinforce the standards being taught. Our teacher’s favorite part of the program was the inclusion of the levels of DOK. Students will have to demonstrate knowledge for the standards on all levels, what a great accountability piece! Everything a teacher would want in a program, is available through Penda.
Math & Science Coach, Cypress Elementary School, Osceola County Public Schools (FL)
My Bio team absolutely loves Penda… even the students told me ‘thank you for Penda'.
Kathie McCart Blanco
Science Specialist, Alief Taylor High School (TX)