Tag Archives: early childhood education

Cool Tool | Reading Horizons Discovery

Reading Horizons Discovery® provides teachers with the resources and method to give K-3 students a solid foundation for reading and spelling to put them firmly on the path to reading success. The strategy-based reading program offers both direct instruction and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TypeTastic by Typing Master

The latest typing course released from TypingMaster, TypeTastic, is specially designed for elementary school students. Learning is based on creative, pedagogical games, focusing on key memorization through color-coding and letter-grouping, hand-eye coordination, writing words, and building fluency. In the various … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Letters alive Plus by Alive Studios

Alive Studios, a leading provider of augmented reality (AR) and early education software, has introduced a new method to excite young readers when learning letter sounds and letter names. Especially popular for English language learners (ELLs), at-risk, and special needs … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ABC Mouse for Schools

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is a comprehensive digital learning resource for preschool through 2nd grade. ABCmouse offers an expert-designed curriculum with more than 8,500 learning activities that encompass reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | EduKids Connect Systems

More than at any other time in history, today’s parents of young children expect to regularly receive meaningful data on their child from the people who take care of them. Whether using a teacher or nanny, parents ask for photos, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Big Word Club

You’ve heard of the Digital Divide, well, here’s a very different chasm in education: the Word Gap. What’s this? “A gap in vocabulary between rich and poor,” says Shane DeRolf, founder and CEO of Big Word Club. Research has documented that students from lower … Continue reading

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Planting STEM Seeds of Interest

How young is too young to implement STEM education? GUEST COLUMN | by Ricky Ye As advancements in how we approach STEM education and initiatives are on the rise around science, engineering, and mathematics, we’re seeing a greater impact on … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Touchtronic Letters

Touchtronic Letters are a new innovation from Junior Learning. Possibly the world’s first tangible alphabet to work on an iPad, Touchtronic Letters combine the physical and digital worlds of learning. This cool tool includes 26 letters color-coded with consonants in … Continue reading

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A Terrific Friend

How technology can inspire a joy of reading. by Victor Rivero In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield says a good book is one that, when you’re done reading it, “you wish the author … was a terrific friend … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Brainzy

Today, kids can finally play, have fun, and really learn with a new online learning system – and new friends like Officer Ice Cream and Penelope Pegacorn. Education.com has announced Brainzy, a first-of-its-kind learning program now available with over 300 fun games, videos, and stories … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Education and the Cloud

New ways the cloud can benefit education and what to look for in a cloud-hosted curriculum for early learners.    GUEST COLUMN | by Mikkel Storm As more and more elementary schools make the jump into using cloud-hosted curriculum, they’re … Continue reading

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Two Areas Where Innovations Are Not Happening

Empowering families, parents and caregivers in early childhood education. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Drew Saul Khan is flipping classrooms. Coursera and other MOOCs are opening access to elite universities in unprecedented ways. School choice and the chartered school movement … Continue reading

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Interview | Incubating Young Minds to Hatch

Knowing that there was a serious lack of good software for early learners and not wanting to wait on others to fill that void, Ginny Norton began searching the country to find the right team of early education experts and … Continue reading

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