Age of Learning is headquartered in Glendale, California, a vibrant part of the greater Los Angeles area. So we were happy to participate in the recent Glendale Tech Week, the second annual city-sponsored event that brings together top talent from tech companies in and around Glendale.
In a featured event of Tech Week, our SVP of Strategy Sunil Gunderia moderated a discussion that provided a fascinating look at how machine learning and big data are impacting millions of students around the world and creating new professional opportunities. Speakers included Age of Learning’s Director of Data Science and Learning Elizabeth Owen PhD, alongside Armen Toorian, Professor of Robotics and Engineering at Glendale Community College and Mechanical Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The speakers focused on three key themes: How digital learning resources expand access to education, how machine learning can help improve educational outcomes for K–12 students, and how understanding coding can improve students’ job prospects. Get discussion highlights on the Age of Learning blog …
I’m proud to report that after many months of hard work, our talented app development teams at Age of Learning have released a series of new ABCmouse mobile apps (for both iOS and Android) that complement our main ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy app! This growing constellation of engaging educational content currently includes six apps that offer downloadable ABCmouse content for offline use, making ABCmouse even easier for families to access—no matter where they go. These apps, available at no additional cost to all ABCmouse subscribers, are particularly valuable when Wi-Fi or mobile Internet access is unavailable, such as on a plane, in a car, or in a restaurant. Read more on the Age of Learning blog…
Once again, I thank the many parents and teachers who have written to us to share their positive experiences with our ABCmouse website and apps.
Thank you, ABCmouse, for letting my child learn new things. Now she can READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Father of a girl in West Palm Beach, FL
ABCmouse has been amazing and extremely beneficial for my students. It has been a great tool that allows me to connect the class with the home life. It gives the parents that are not able to come to the school the chance to see and interact with lessons their child(ren) are doing. … It is exciting and engaging.
—Pre-k teacher in Austin, TX
I love ABCmouse. I have used it with my students and my grandchildren. They have all shown an increase in skills after a short time. The lessons aren’t too long or wordy and are very engaging.
—Grandmother and special education teacher in Savannah, GA
In building the student/class course structure, ABCmouse gives you options in modifying lesson plans and activities to assist students who need additional teaching to help reach their goals. The lessons continue to keep students engaged in the activities at a constant pace. The interface allows the instructor to visualize the progress of each student and adjust lesson objectives accordingly.
—Pre-k and kindergarten teacher in Modesto, CA
My granddaughter loves this program. She is turning 7 this year and entering 1st grade and loves all the activities ABCmouse offers. Hours of fun and learning—thank you ABCmouse!
—Grandmother of a 6-year-old girl
I love the ABCmouse activities and how it tracks progress and keeps the students challenged as they learn. … Overall, AWESOME content and learning system … and the graphics are GREAT!
—Preschool and pre-k teacher in Las Vegas, NV
ABCmouse has really helped me differentiate lessons for my students.
—1st and 2nd grade teacher in Cincinnati, OH
I love ABCmouse. My kids are learning so fast and they are enjoying everything that they do. They’ve never had so much fun learning new things. This site is great, I recommend it to everyone.
—1st and 2nd grade teacher in Shreveport, LA
In July 2015, Age of Learning joined the ConnectHome initiative, pledging to make ABCmouse available to families living in public housing in 27 cities and one tribal nation. We have since expanded this pledge by making ABCmouse available to all U.S. public housing authorities in their computer rooms.
As part of our commitment, we also provide webinars and training sessions for public housing staff and kits with printed materials including, flyers, posters, table tents, and monitor placards to inform families that ABCmouse is available.
Why We’re Involved in ConnectHome Nation
ConnectHome Nation participation marks another step in Age of Learning’s ongoing effort to make high-quality learning resources available to all children, regardless of their circumstances. Partnering with ConnectHome Nation helps us serve more children across the U.S. in need of these resources.
Learn more on our Age of Learning / ABCmouse ConnectHome Nation stakeholders page.
After a little break from posting customer feedback, I’m happy to post this selection of feedback about award-winning ABCmouse Early Learning Academy that we received in June 2017. This time, however, I’m going to offer some of the amazing and insightful feedback we’ve received from parents and teachers referencing specific ABCmouse learning activities.
The game format, as children of all different skin tones walk through the forest environment toward their camp site, was an engaging way to teach/review the five senses. The integration of forest animal needs and adaptations with the five senses lesson made the whole activity very interesting!
—Mother of an 8-year-old girl in Austin, TX
This is a fantastic activity! I liked how you asked students to fill in the title and label the axis. I also liked how you asked students to move the bars and compare data. Great job on this one!
—Mother in Oklahoma City, OK
This ABCmouse activity was engaging and easy to watch and listen to. The diversity of characters was great for all children to relate to. I liked the game that was inserted within the lesson to teach the characters about the five senses. It was a good idea to relate the senses to the environment where the characters were and indirectly teach the audience as well. The format was great as it didn’t just list the five senses and provide examples; it taught within a story that would leave students wanting to watch and learn throughout the lesson to see the end result.
—Mother of a 7-year-old boy in Atlanta, GA
This ABCmouse activity was a fantastic way to practice sight words AND rhyming words!
—Mother in Oklahoma City, OK
Great example to help with writing. Good use of writing vocabulary. I like the before-and-after example of the child’s writing. I also like how you brought us intonation. We grade on that now.
—Teacher with a 6-year-old child in Los Angeles, CA
I liked the ABCmouse lesson using compound words first, then moving to prefixes and suffixes, and then finally words broken into syllables. For students, this presents more familiar ways of breaking words into smaller words that they can practice and understand. As the words change, students are introduced to harder words, however, if they grasp the concept in the beginning, they will be able to break apart and read any words.
—Mother of a 7-year-old boy in Atlanta, GA
A great way to teach story elements. A great on-level way to break it down and explain how to write a story with all the essential elements and details. All the key vocabulary was used: setting, characters, problem, solution, etc.
—Mother of a 6-year-old girl in Los Angeles, CA
Thanks to EdTech Digest for featuring ABCmouse for Schools as a “Cool Tool!”
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. Large-scale research studies have shown that ABCmouse helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills. ABCmouse for Schools complements this curriculum with high-quality teacher support and implementation services including onboarding services, usage reports, and training for teachers and parents. Implementation support is focused on helping students meet the usage goals that have been found to deliver learning gains. ABCmouse for Schools also includes year-round home access to ABCmouse for all students, to strengthen the school-home connection. ABCmouse for Schools is launching new product features in time for back to school 2017-18. Students and families will be able to access ABCmouse learning activities offline through a series…
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