ZooWhiz is produced by the team at EdAlive. ZooWhiz is a free online learning system that covers Maths, punctuation, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, phonics and reading in a fun and creative way. Teacher’s are able to sign up fro free and then set up accounts for their students to use at school or at home. Students start by choosing their avatar and then can go about completing the more that 17,000 learning activities, either selected by their teacher, parent or themselves. Students earn coins for completed activities that they can spend at the ‘Biodome’ to purchase animals for their Zoo or go to the arcade to play mini games. If you have used any of EdAlive’s products before then the learning activities will be familiar to you. My class has started using this, and they have been highly motivated to use ZooWhiz. ZooWhiz is in public beta at the moment, so not all features are enabled yet. It is very usable in it’s current form and requires a very small amount of time to setup. I really appreciated the fact that ZooWhiz has a print option, to print out username and password cards for your students.
To view a video tour of ZooWhiz please visit this link: http://www.zoowhiz.com/tour
To view samples of the activities please visit: http://www.zoowhiz.com/educational-content/sample-activities