PBS Kids Games
September 2, 2010 by USA Post
PBS Kids Games, PBS KIDS PLAY! TM, innovative educational games for preschoolers, children and special education, can now be licensed for use in the classroom. The standards-based, cross-program adapts to each student with three stages of learning for each of 30 skill areas. The program based on learning game includes content in mathematics, science, language development, literacy, creativity, healthy development, and social studies. The program also features exclusive new language learning games in Spanish, French and Mandarin LITTLE PIM, the series on DVD Award-winning language.
“This unique learning program based on the game offers a very interesting experience that is personalized for each student,” said Rob Lippincott, PBS senior vice president of education. “Using PBS Kids Play, teachers can easily monitor the progress of each student through an individualized process of mastering skills. The center helps children and teachers can see the results immediately.”
PBS KIDS PLAY! Is a winner of the Association of Educational Publishers 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award and Teacher Award 2009 ‘Choice of Learning Family Magazine. Classroom Edition offers the same award-winning content in the Home Edition, as well as improvements the following:
Classroom management for up to 30 students, monitoring progress with individual and personalized learning for every student;
Easy to install without help from the classroom, and
Ease of Use shared computing environment.
The program is a subscription service for broadband, which requires no installation of software, but Adobe Flash. It runs full screen on any Windows 7/XP/Vista, Chrome Mac OSX or OS on a desktop, laptop or interactive whiteboard. A broadband connection to the Internet requires new content and features are delivered without the need to update. No servers or infrastructure changes required. The program is scalable to any size or school district in the state of the system.
Classroom Edition costs and 499 per account, each with 30 students. The cost per student is 50 to 80 percent less than similar programs. A $ 200 savings account is available through September 30, 2010.
Teachers can evaluate the program free for 30 days in http://classroom.pbskidsplay.org. Just an email, organization name and zip code are required.
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