The App, SESAME STREET ALPHABET KITCHEN, Will Be Available As Part Of The Tiggly Words Learning System, Distributed In Retailers Throughout US And Canada
New York, NY, November 24, 2015- Tiggly, the award-winning makers of tablet smart toys for preschoolers, and Sesame Workshop have partnered to develop an exciting new app experience, SESAME STREET ALPHABET KITCHEN. Available Thursday, November 26th, just in time for the holidays, this early literacy app invites kids to build words, explore language patterns and discover sounds while creating cookies with Cookie Monster.
Author: PenPal Schools Staff
PenPal Schools announced the launch of a series of mobile apps designed to help students connect and interact with peers around the world, allowing them to discover other cultures and discuss global issues. The free apps (available for both Android and Apple Devices) expand access to global education for the growing number of people around the world who use smartphones as their primary way to access the internet.
TinyTap is a free platform for teachers to create personalized interactive lessons in minutes. Creators can also share their activities on the TinyTap Marketplace, home to over 50K interactive lessons, played over 2M every month and measurable via TinyTap Insights. This week TinyTap unveiled Tap n' Type, a text input feature which allows teachers to create custom text-based interactive games and let their students fill-in the blanks.
Tap n' Type is perfect for diagrams, language lessons, spelling bees, math equations, and even riddles and crossword puzzles.
Author: The Memio Team
Memio, the innovative tool for memorizing diagrams receives a major update now offering support for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Pro. Learning diagrams has never been easier than with Memio 2.0. This highly anticipated update boasts other new feature additions including integrated zoom and pan, flexible marker widths, and an upgraded camera.
(San Francisco, CA) November 11, 2015 - Lingo Jingo, an award-winning language-acquisition solution supporting English language learners (ELLs) and educators, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The Small Business Innovation Research funding from the Institute of Education Sciences and the DOE allows Lingo Jingo to offer a limited number of schools the opportunity to sign up for highly-supported pilot programs.
A recent study carried out by YouGov (Oct 2015) on behalf of EdPlace has shown that many parents would like to give their child extra support but aren’t able to afford it, thus exacerbating the gap between ‘those who can’, and ‘those who cannot’. On top of this, 34% of the parents who are using tuition say it’s to get their child through the exams.
littleBits, the DIY electronics platform, has just announced that they will be offering a PD course for teachers who would like help in bringing their product into the classroom for STEAM-related activities. For those teachers looking to bring 21st century skills into their classroom in an engaging, hands-on way, littleBits are absolutely worth checking out. Find out more information here.
Author: Tech Trep Staff
Tech Trep Academy is a new, online learning community unlike anything else available to kids today. The interactive curriculum is for kids aged 8-14 and features subjects that directly appeal to youth. What’s equally compelling is that it can also provide real world application. Courses include computer and game programming, Minecraft Modding, 3D printing, digital art/animation, sound mixing, media editing, and entrepreneurship. What makes Tech Trep particularly unique is that it doesn’t stop with simply teaching kids technology skills. The program is designed to help kids move beyond simple lesson learning, encouraging them to create something with their newfound skills and share it with the world.
Epiphany Learning is a Learning Relationship Management (LRM) system that is designed to help personalize learning and empower students with a greater educational voice. They have just launched their #iamME campaign which focuses on helping teachers deliver more personalized learning, something that is often missing from today's standards-driven educational climate. Find out more information in the video below!
GradeHub is a new resource that aims to make multiple-choice grading for higher education institutions more simple and streamlined, regardless of the learning management system being used. In addition to being able to digitally grade assignments, GradeHub can also be used for detailed reporting and analytics, so professors can quickly see how students are doing.
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