Weekend giveaway: $135 package from Uzinggo math and science

Uzinggo math & science
This giveaway has ended – thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, sponsored by Uzinggo:

Uzinggo is an online science and math program for middle and high schoolers. It’s like having access to a private tutor, but at a fraction of the cost.

Uzinggo tries to make learning as real as possible with real-world simulations – the more real a lesson is, the more students learn.

Uzinggo is unique in that they have their own built-in gaming system so students receive that additional encouragement to keep learning.

Through earning Zings (points) and badges as they complete more and more ZingPaths (pre-defined lesson plans), students are able to purchase virtual goods and even enter drawings for gift cards. Uzinggo is the gamification of education.”

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They have over 1200 lesson activities that fall into three category types:

Lesson Tutorials: 10-30 min Interactive lessons containing multiple sections, associated worksheets and assessments that let students participate in virtual experiments, scientific inquiry exercise and problem-based learning

Animations: Standards-based, 1-3 minute videos used to introduce and reinforce a specific concept

3D Interactive Models: Vivid, dynamic models designed to explore, visualize and develop a deeper understanding of concepts.

They have a 3D model of the human body where students can pick apart the human body part by part (by organs, the different body systems and structures and all the way down to the bone level).

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The lessons are structured to:

  • Provide interactive, dynamic environments in which students can discover scientific processes, facts, properties, and concepts by performing a series of guided tasks and examining the results. Each task has its own specific feedback structure, and students can practice each task multiple times using different examples.
  • Allow students to make mistakes, understand the reasons for mistakes, and receive relevant, timely feedback.
  • Teach scientific concepts in context, with strong real-life and historical connections.
  • Help students extend and deepen scientific inquiry skills with engaging, context-rich, step-by-step interactions that favor critical thinking and problem solving over rote memorization of facts.
  • Help students to formulate, test and answer scientific hypotheses. Students begin by making intuitive, contextual and testable predictions or hypotheses. Students then use active inquiry to test their predictions before reviewing and revising these predictions based on the results of their inquiries.
  • Support teachers/parents with complementary materials that provide background information on the content, additional real-world examples, suggestions for overcoming common student misconceptions, detailed solutions to student worksheets, and lesson-planning tips for introducing, reviewing and extending the concepts.

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One Simple Homeschool reader will win a one year subscription to Uzinggo math and science! (value $135)

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How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering this question: How old are your children, and how do you use technology in your home to enhance your kids’ learning?

(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click over to the blog to leave your comment.)

For an extra entry, “Like” Uzinggo and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment on this blog post, letting me know you’ve done so.

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Special Offer:

Uzinggo is offering 15% off all orders through October 31st. Just use the coupon code “SimpleHS15″ at checkout.

This giveaway has ended – thanks for your interest!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Taylar Tyson says:

    My children are 9 and 10. We use educational shows, computer apps and Nook for expanding learning.

  2. Jennifer Pendell says:

    We use a lot of computer time for school work. Your science programs look awesome!

  3. Jennifer Pendell says:

    I have liked both pages on Facebook for an extra entry.

  4. Carrie Litts says:

    My children are 13 and 16 years old. We use educational apps and games on the iPad and computer, and also science documentaries on television to enhance learning.

  5. Adele Latu says:

    our children are 4,7,9,12. we use technology almost daily in homeschooling. Whether it be word processing or online studies or watching educational videos on youtube or blogs.

  6. Adele Latu says:

    liked pages on facebook also

    enjoy yr sunday..

  7. Moira Bunyi says:

    Our kids are 12, 8, and 5. We watch videos on the web for topics we are currently learning about and our 12 y.o. son uses the web for quick searches. He’s very much into technology so I think Uzinggo could be a good fit :)

  8. Moira Bunyi says:

    Liked both on FB :)

  9. Karen Miller says:

    Our home school is all about technology! We love online, interactive lessons and despite my passion for physical books – yes a recovering addict :) – I am being trained by my children to buy ebooks! My kids are 12, 11 & 6 and they very proudly love ‘tech’! Have a great day!
    Karen.

  10. Karen Miller says:

    I have liked both on fb.

  11. My children are 11,10,8,6 and 3 we use technology in our homeschool with brainpop, Nancy Larson science, Reading Eggs, and ABC Mouse! my children love brainpop the most out of all those!

    email is bookreviewclubblog@aol.com

    Thanks so much
    Krista’s latest post: The Stange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde **Children’s and Adult book review**

  12. Brenda Griffith says:

    I liked Uzhiggo on Facebook, and already liked Simply Homeschool!

  13. Brenda Griffith says:

    we have an 11 year old and a 4 year old. Both use interactive games and online curricula, as well as textbooks and workbooks for learning.

  14. We use computer based Latin, economics and a few other things. Technology has changed how fast and frequently we can get and use information. And keeps kiddos interested. Ages 17,13,11,6
    Cindy