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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General

  1. How does a GoalKard help build a new skill or habit?
  2. What age range is GoalKards suitable for?
  3. Why would my child want to use a GoalKard?
  4. We're a busy family – how does GoalKards fit in?
  5. How do parents and providers participate?
  6. What do I need to run my GoalKard?
  7. Is the GoalKards.com web site safe and appropriate for my child?

Music Practice Kard

  1. What does a Music Practice GoalKard teach my child?
  2. What is the best age for a Music Practice GoalKard?
  3. Does the Music Practice GoalKard work with any music teaching method or musical instrument?
  4. What is the Teacher Edition?
  5. Are there GoalKards for activities other than music practice?

General

1. How does a GoalKard help build a new skill or habit?

GoalKards are interactive web programs that take kids through a multi-week series of activities designed to inform and motivate them towards a skills or habit goal. Each GoalKard uses our tracker technology to measure progress in one week to determine the expectation for what follows.Go To Top

2. What age range is GoalKards suitable for?

GoalKard programs are designed for children aged 5 through 10, the period when they are rapidly developing their core skills and habits. By age 5,6 most kids have developed the reading and computer skills to operate the product. All Kards are designed to be used either independently by older kids or parent-assisted for younger children.Go To Top

3. Why would my child want to use a GoalKard?

The game-like experience on the web is designed to be fun and engaging. GoalKards use characters and animation to involve and interact with the kids and they get to see their progress in visual ways.Go To Top

4. We're a busy family – how does GoalKards fit in?

GoalKards keeps things simple. It takes your child just a few minutes to take responsibility for using and learning from the system. A little attention every day goes a long way to building good habits.Go To Top

5. How do parents and providers participate?

GoalKards allow parents and providers (coaches, teachers, pediatricians, dentists etc.) to participate in different ways. They can choose to get updates and reports, send and receive messages, or be fully involved to provide advice and reinforcement. With the internet, even distant relatives can see the progress and offer accolades and support.Go To Top

6. What do I need to run my Music Practice GoalKard?

Your GoalKard is purchased and activated at GoalKards.com and runs in a web browser on any computer that can connect to the Internet. For best results, make sure you are running the most recent version of your preferred web browser. At this point in time we support the following browsers. Use the links below to download web browsers:

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7. Is the GoalKards.com web site safe and appropriate for my child?

GoalKards.com is a closed, secure online site. GoalKards does not permit outside advertising to kids, and complies with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Act) Guidelines to ensure user privacy and security. See Safety and Privacy for more details. GoalKards.com is designed to be appropriate for kids, age 6-12. Go To Top

Music Practice Kard

1. What does a Music Practice GoalKard teach my child?

GoalKards build basic skills and habits. The GoalKard for Music Practice teaches kids that regular practice builds their musical skills. The simple process of setting a structure and expectation and awarding completion with a token of appreciation helps the child understand and build an essential practice habit that can be utilized in many different areas.Go To Top

2. What is the best age for a Music Practice GoalKard?

The Music Practice GoalKards is designed to be age-appropriate for kids from kindergarten to middle school, ages 6 to 12. Children need basic computer skills (mouse and keyboard) and should be able to read and type. At the younger end of the age range, parent assistance is helpful to get the child comfortable with the system. Go To Top

3. Does the Music Practice GoalKard work with any music teaching method or musical instrument?

The Music Practice GoalKard was designed with music teachers to help kids develop good practice habits with any musical instrument. Because consistent practice is an important part of all music education, regardless of the teaching approach or methodology, the Kard is appropriate for use as part of any program in music education. Go To Top

4. What is the Teacher Edition?

The Teacher Edition gives music schools and independent teachers a special package to include all their students with one affordable monthly fee.

Teacher's get one GoalKard with the flexibility to sign up as many students to their home practice program. In addition to all the features and benefits, teachers get weekly reports and the opportunity to create and manage their own incentives and rewards. Check out the Music Teacher's web site for more details and promotions.Go To Top

5. Are there GoalKards for activities other than music practice?

New GoalKards for other skills and habits will be available in 2009.Go To Top

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