For GT teachers who travel the district, a wonderful thing is that you do not have to be with the students for them to play. Teachers get notifications after one of your students plays Potpourri and you get their score! This is great for teachers who have limited time with students each week, but want to add innovations.
The challenge is designed for students, grades 3 – HS. Students log in to NewzBrain and take a timed 20-question multiple choice test. The test is taken any time between Monday morning and Friday afternoon. Students have a goal to reach a benchmark score to qualify for state and national listings and qualify for an honor awards: President's Award, Patriotism Award, Freedom Award and Mr. News Owl's Honors Award.
The State Knowledge section is where students are asked to review and/or relearn their state knowledge.
NewzBrain acknowledges that state history, geography and politics are taught in certain grades. NewzBrain asks students of all grades to review state knowledge every year!