Spanish activities and offline access
For students and families: Students and families can now access key ABCmouse activities without Internet connectivity through a series of apps for use on mobile devices. A new Mastering Math app is the first in a series of adaptive, game-based apps that help children build a strong understanding of fundamental math concepts. Additionally, more than 100 Spanish-language learning activities have been added to ABCmouse; a total of 800 will be available by the end of 2017. A Spanish-language toggle for navigation will be added in the fall, making it easier for Spanish-speaking parents to access ABCmouse.
Since the initial launch last summer, dozens of schools and districts across the country have become paying customers of ABCmouse for Schools, including schools and districts in Texas, California, New York, and Florida.
“We've been implementing this exciting, engaging, and informative program with our primary-grade students and our special education students,” said Yubeda Miah, Principal of Gulfstream Elementary School, which is part of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. “Students love the action and colorful lessons, and have shown improvement on their benchmark reading skills. The support we've received has been phenomenal.”
ABCmouse offers a research-validated curriculum for pre-K through second grade, with more than 8,500 individual learning activities and 850 complete lessons, encompassing reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse for Schools complements this curriculum with high-quality teacher support and implementation services including onboarding services, usage reports, and training for teachers and parents. By enabling fidelity of implementation and intentional use, ABCmouse for Schools drives significant learning gains.
To strengthen the school-home connection, ABCmouse for Schools also includes year-round home access to ABCmouse for all students. A recent study with the Miami-Dade County Public School District found that regular use of ABCmouse during the summer helped prevent “summer slide” in reading for rising first graders. Students who regularly used ABCmouse for at least 70 minutes per week over the summer demonstrated literacy gains equivalent to one month of academic instruction.
“ABCmouse has created fabulous opportunities for students to engage in learning while having fun,” said Norma Spencer, Principal of Dr. Theodore T. Alexander, Jr. Science Center School in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). “I am ecstatic about our students being able to enjoy this amazing experience at home and over the summer by logging in to the site. This extra feature will help our students retain important literacy skills that are sometimes lost over the summer.”
To experience ABCmouse for Schools in person at ISTE 2017, please make an appointment with Sue@PRwithPanache.com to visit the PR with Panache! Storytelling Suite in The Stetson Room at Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX.
About ABCmouse for Schools
Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator and producer of the multi-award-winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy that serves millions of children. Age of Learning's content provides young learners, their families, and teachers with highly engaging and effective learning tools and a comprehensive curriculum that build a strong foundation for academic success. Recognized as the No. 1 digital learning resource for children ages 2–8, ABCmouse is regularly ranked as a leading children's learning iPad, iPhone, and Android app in both Kids and Education categories. Age of Learning launched ABCmouse for Schools in 2016 to meet the needs of school districts and school groups in the U.S. and internationally. ABCmouse for Schools complements the comprehensive curriculum with student management, professional development, curriculum alignment, and progress reporting tools.