Skyward, Inc. is launching a Student Reward System that uses motivational methods to connect students' positive behaviors with rewards provided through its online software. The Student Reward System is a free integrated feature of the Skyward Student Management Suite.
Within the system, students can assume a virtual identity, or avatar, and earn points for academic-related activities and game play. When students accumulate points, they are able to customize their avatar, advance to new levels within the system, and earn the ability to redeem “virtual” points to purchase items from their school store.
Skyward will provide a sneak peek of the Student Reward System to attendees at its iCon user event, February 27-March 1, in Orlando. The system, which is in its final development stages, will be widely available at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.