Martin Luther King On Education

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I offer you some of the great civil rights leader’s quotes about education:Martin Luther King - I have a dream stamp

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. ”

“I said to my children, ‘I’m going to work and do everything that I can do to see that you get a good education. I don’t ever want you to forget that there are millions of God’s children who will not and cannot get a good education, and I don’t want you feeling that you are better than they are. For you will never be what you ought to be until they are what they ought to be.”

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”

“Let us be dissatisfied until the dark yesterdays of segregated schools will be
transformed into the bright tomorrows of quality integrated education.”

“It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.”

“To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”

Age of Learning is committed to helping every child learn. To help expand access to high-quality and effective early childhood education resources, Age of Learning’s Education Access Initiatives offer the full award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum at no cost to millions of children through community institutions including schools, libraries, Head Start programs, community centers, and foster care programs.

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ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy Apps’ Success

Age of Learning - Early Learning Academy Android App

Age of Learning – Early Learning Academy Android App

Back in October, I posted about Age of Learning‘s launch of the ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy app for Android devices. This post is a quick follow-up to check in on their success.

At the time of my last post on the apps, I mentioned that we had over 1,500 ratings on the free Android app in the Google Play store, with over 1,000 of them 5-star.

I’m pleased to report that, as of today, our ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy app has just over 5,000 ratings, with more than 3,400 of them 5-star ratings. The Google Play store also reports that there have been between 500,000 – 1,000,000 installs of the new app. Great progress!

The latest ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy app is also currently earning a stellar 4.5-star rating in iTunes.

Lastly, the app was recently featured as one of the 15 must-have kid apps for 2015 in the San Antonio Express-News.

Our First ABCmouse.com Case Study

On the Age of Learning blog, we recently shared the first of what will be a series of research case studies focused on the impact of ABCmouse.com in schools and homes.ABCmouse.com Case Study - Graph of Literacy Gains in Julie C's class

This first case study examines the experience of Julie Choudhary, a 25-year-veteran kindergarten teacher in Escondido, California, using ABCmouse.com.  In particular, it focuses on her classroom success using ABCmouse.com to differentiate instruction and her ability to engage the families of her students.

Julie found that ABCmouse.com helped her students make significant academic gains, with growth on key early literacy skills of more than twice the national average.

To learn more, view the case study PDF here: Differentiating Instruction and
Engaging Families with Technology.