Sokikom is a social learning game intended for elementary school math students. The application is geared towards children in grades one to six. Young players can play single player games that help the instructions adjust to their individual learning needs. The application also maintains a community of students who earn rewards by participating in activities with others. The user also designs an avatar that represents them as they play games with others on Sokikom. The user can purchase new garments and accessories to apply to their avatar. Sokikom uses a research based curriculum to help students get the most benefit from each activity. The application is intended to give students a fun, engaging way to establish a solid math foundation that will help them in the classroom.Show more screenshots »
Sokikom was founded in 2008 by Snehal Patel. The application was created based on an obvious concept. Children often do not find science, technology, mathematics and engineering activities to be interesting, but they enjoy social online games. Sokikom was designed to combine math concepts with the fun of social gaming in an environment that is safe for young students. The application has received rave reviews from parents, teachers and learning experts.
Sokikom presents children with a fun way to hone their math and problem solving skills. The website has created a safe environment that children can play engaging games in. One of the most appealing features is the adaptive instructions function, which allows the application to adapt to the way the student learns by gathering information from single player games. Children are encouraged to participate and earn rewards that they can apply to their Sokikom avatar.
Sokikom is intended for young children, so naturally it has a fun, upbeat and cartoon-esque design. The avatars are cute and can be dressed in many accessories so students of all ages can customize their profile. The site houses multiple games so children can find new things to do while they fortify their understanding of math concepts. Parents receive easy to read progress reports and usage information that help them quickly identify any weak or strong areas in their child’s education.
A new user can click the orange “Sign Up for Free” tab tucked into the upper, right hand corner of the Sokikom homepage. The user is asked to select what they are (an educator, parent or student). The registration form asks the user to provide a first and last name, email address and password. The user must also check the terms and conditions agreement box at the bottom of the form before submitting it. The user is logged in and can begin accessing tutorial videos, however the account still needs to be verified to complete registration.
Sokikom offers three at home plans to parents and children. The first is a free Basic plan that includes access to one game, basic curriculum and a 60 minute energy recharge. The paid six month plan costs $4.83 per month and includes access to all games, a comprehensive curriculum, 10 minute energy recharge, exclusive rewards and 20 Soki Bucks per month. Users can also pay on a month by month basis, which costs $5.95 per month.
Sokikom is a helpful tool for parents of children in grades one through six. Teachers can also use Sokikom to offer more learning options to their students. The application includes a number of games as well as rewards that encourage children to keep playing to earn more Soki bucks. Users can choose between a free and paid membership (although the free plan is very limited and a young child will most likely push for a paid subscription).