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Pearson Debuts Elementary School Apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Posted Oct 22, 2010
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Pearson has announced the release of Grammar Jammers, the first of Pearson's K-12 learning apps for school kids, created across a variety of mobile platforms. Grammar Jammers offers interactive animated videos to help make mastering the rules of grammar a fun, melodic, and memorable experience for learners anywhere, anytime.

Grammar Jammers is available now for download through the iTunes Store:

* Grammar Jammers free Primary Edition, grades K-5 : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-jammers-primary-edition/id386384446?mt=8

* Grammar Jammers Elementary Edition ($2.99), grades 2-4 : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-jammers-elementary/id386393185?mt=8

Grammar Jammers focuses on essential grammatical rules and usage, providing a framework for learning that supports students and offers rewards as they work through the content. Each level presents direct instruction through innovative animations followed by opportunities for students to apply their new knowledge and reinforce learning.

Rewards are given throughout the app, encouraging students to spend time with the program through the unlocking of interactive quizzes. Upon successful completion of an app, students are presented with an engaging and entertaining reward that utilizes the features of the touch screen and mobility of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

For use in classrooms or at home for extra practice, Grammar Jammers tracks students' most recent scores, and provides instant feedback. If a question is answered incorrectly, the correct answer is provided and students progress to the next exercise.

Grammar Jammer apps were developed from a feature created for Scott Foresman Reading Street, a research-based program that provides comprehensive reading curriculum materials for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms. For a program overview of Reading Street, including a brief Grammar Jammers demo, visit http://www.readingstreet.com/techenglish.html.

Additional Pearson apps for school are in the queue for the 2010-2011 school year in the areas of literacy, science, and humanities.

Source: Pearson, www.pearsoned.com


 
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