Dynamic Rewards and Recognition Platform Enters Online Education Arena

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At last, an online gaming platform with EDUCATION at the forefront! uBoost capitalizes on the elements (social, competition, rewards and recognition) that capture and retain the attention of today's "digital generation."

uBoost has partnered with Weekly Reader and is providing members free access to Weekly Reader online editions and quizzes as well as a host of fun, educational games in a variety of subject areas. To maintain engagement, uBoost awards points based on students' performance which can be redeemed for thousands of relevant rewards.

The rewards catalog includes popular electronic merchandise, online "My Room" customization tools and the opportunity to open a college savings account with a free $5 deposit (no strings attached). uBoost offers students the opportunity to earn based on their intellectual achievements and use their earnings to "give back" by donating to causes that are important to them like caring for orphaned animals, conservationism and contributions towards ending world hunger.

uBoost is defining a new space for learning. The innovative combination appeals to students in a variety of ways. The ability to customize their virtual room promotes creativity, safe self-expression, and ownership. The ability to earn points for performance encourages academic achievement while empowering students with "purchasing power" (and all the economic lessons that come along with it). Students strive to excel to "beat" their (or others') high scores. Not to mention, the engaging, multi-modal games hook students and make learning fun.

As teachers know, if students are engaged, they will learn. So, it's a great resource for teachers to supplement classroom curriculum. uBoost will also release various teacher reports to aid in participation and assess student progress. Teachers and students can register for an account at http://www.uboost.com

About uBoost:
uBoost is a web-based rewards and recognition platform for K-12 students whereby points are awarded for academic achievement and redeemed for relevant rewards and recognition. Rewards aimed at all constituencies (students, parents, and teachers) are necessary to create the system of collaboration that motivates and supports students. uBoost is designed to improve the way students feel about their education, enable parents and educators to encourage their progress, and ultimately drive positive student learning outcomes.


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