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PBS KIDS PLAY! Now Available for Classroom Use

Posted Sep 1, 2010
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PBS KIDS PLAY!, innovative educational games for children in preschool, kindergarten and special education from PBS Kids, can now be licensed for classroom use. The standards-based, cross-curricular program adapts to each student with three learning stages for each of 30 skill areas. The game-based learning program includes content in mathematics, science, language development, literacy, creativity, healthy development, and social studies. The program also features new foreign language learning games in Spanish, French and Mandarin from LITTLE PIM, an award-winning DVD language series.

PBS KIDS PLAY! is a winner of the Association of Educational Publishers' 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award and a 2009 Teachers' Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine. The Classroom Edition provides the same content found in the Home Edition, plus these enhancements:

Classroom management for up to 30 students, with individual progress

tracking and personalized learning for each student;

-- Easy classroom setup without IT assistance; and

-- Ease of use in a shared computing environment.

The program is a broadband subscription service, which requires no software installation except Adobe Flash. It runs full-screen on any Windows 7/XP/Vista, Mac OSX or Chrome OS on a desktop, laptop, or interactive whiteboard. A broadband internet connection is required; new content and features are delivered without any need to upgrade. No servers or infrastructure changes are required. The program is scalable to any size school district or state system.

The Classroom Edition costs $499 per account, each of which serves 30 students. A $200 per-account savings is available through Sept. 30, 2010.

Educators may evaluate the program free for 30 days at http://classroom.pbskidsplay.org. Only an email, organization name and ZIP code are required.

Source: PBS KIDS, pbskids.org


 
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