RedCritter launches CritterCoin, the first EdTech solution to leverage NFTs
RedCritter, the Core K-20 Technology Innovator, Introduces CritterCoin, a Free House System with Rewards Store for Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in Schools and Classrooms class.
Available for free to students and teachers, CritterCoin was launched in early 2022 to help teachers harness the power of positive encouragement for learners of all ages, without interrupting the flow of instruction or creating additional paperwork.
CritterCoin’s powerful incentive rewards for students include digital coins and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). A popular new type of digital collectible, NFTs are typically digital works of art of varying rarity, permanently stored on public blockchains such as Avalanche or Ethereum.
“We’re proud to be the first to offer digital collectibles and NFTs to incentivize positive behavior,” said Mike Beaty, CEO of RedCritter.
“Over the past decade, RedCritter has developed 24 EdTech patents to meet the needs of our community of educators. Our mission with CritterCoin is to use these exciting new technologies to give these educators a free and easy way to encourage positive classroom behavior and school values.
CritterCoin guides schools by sorting students into houses and identifying the behaviors they want to reward. Schools then design their own digital coins and teachers reward them in real time when students demonstrate positive behaviors.
Each new coin a student earns contributes to their reward shop balance as well as their house score. Students in the highest-rated house receive collectible digital Critters, which can then be converted into NFTs on the Avalanche blockchain.
CritterCoin NFTs are illustrated illustrations of different types of pets.
CritterCoin automatically manages the creation and distribution of NFTs to students, who can try to collect full sets of each type of animal and trade with friends to complete their collections. They can view their collection anytime with CritterCoin’s web and mobile apps.
Already used by thousands of students around the world, CritterCoin offers ClassLink integration, providing an easy list for schools and allowing students to access their accounts without logging in or emailing. A premium version of CritterCoin is also available, offering additional features such as:
- Data Information to analyze the distribution of CritterCoins, compare competition rounds to each other, and track usage data
- A public digital dashboard keep teamwork and positive behaviors in the minds of students;
- Parent accesswhich allows student tutors to see their students’ achievements and even assign rooms to the house;
- Scannable, allow teachers to easily create QR codes that students can scan in order to receive coins.
CritterCoin is a free house system with rewards store to easily implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in schools and classrooms. For over a decade, RedCritter has worked closely with our community of educators.
CritterCoin’s unique approach allows schools to create custom 3D coins representing their core values and culture. Schools choose the behaviors they want to reward with their coins, and then teachers award the coins to students in recognition of the positive behaviors. Coins automatically increase the student’s rewards store balance and contribute to their house score. Students in the highest-rated house automatically earn collectible digital creatures. Students can convert their collectible digital creatures into NFTs on the Avalanche blockchain.
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