Personalized Learning: EdTech Meetup at Age of Learning

We have an amazing line-up of panelists and guests coming to Age of Learning headquarters for this edtech meetup. Learn more below. Hope you can make it.

Personalized Learning: Hype or Hope?

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017, 7:00 PM

Age of Learning
101 North Brand Blvd., 8th Floor Glendale, CA

61 Educelerants Attending

Personalized learning is a much-used word these days in and out of education circles. It’s a term often used, but many people don’t know what it is and how it’s currently used in schools. The core of personalization is using technology to give students more individual feedback and differentiate instruction by freeing up class discussion time throug…

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Customer Feedback for ABCmouse: February 2017

All of us at Age of Learning, Inc., were once again humbled by the amazing messages of thanks and encouragement we received from families and teachers using ABCmouse. To date, we’ve received almost 3 million (2,998,721 to be exact). Here are a few from the past month that I’d like to share.

Thank you so much for adding second grade levels 9 and 10! I am so excited! I was overwhelmed with the thought of finding my daughter a different curriculum after she completed level 8. I love this program. It is engaging, and the printables, plus all the lessons, are amazing.

—Mother of a girl in Dearborn, MI

This is great! … And since this is a low income area that our school is in, I am so excited to share this awesome resource with the families to use at home. I have heard great things about it and of course all the commercials. So happy it is FREE for teachers!

—Pre-k and kindergarten teacher in Columbus, OH

I’m very smart. And I’m 7 years old. I love this site. It’s very good for children like me—and other kids.

—7-year-old in Chicago, IL

I think that this is the BEST SITE EVER! My 5-year-old has learned so much from this site. Right now she is in the honors reading group reading on a high first grade level. My 7-year-old old has brought up her reading level, and since math isn’t her best subject, ABCmouse has been that extra study guide for her. She is doing so well. THANK YOU!

—Mother of two in Arlington, VA

I am so thrilled to have found this amazing site! I tell everyone I know who has children—or even those who do not have children—that ABCmouse.com will change the way the world learns.

—Preschool teacher in Honolulu, HI

My son has a learning disability and has been using your site for 3 years. He is now 6 and despite his learning disability he is well above par and top of his class and just LOVES to learn! I ‘blame’ ABCmouse for ensuring my son does so well and loves learning so much. He is a genius, and the best decision I could have ever made for him was to sign him up for your site.

—Mother of a 6-year-old boy in Denver, CO

An excellent resource!!! I just love it. The animation really engages the students!!

—Kindergarten/1st grade teacher in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

I just want to give a shout out as to how much our family LOVES ABCmouse! We homeschool our kids and it is an excellent program for some extra enrichment! My kids compete over how many tickets they can earn to ‘buy new pets.’ And they enjoy all the activities. My youngest son has learning disabilities, has had more than one brain surgery, and also has some vision problems, and ABCmouse has helped to break the barrier with him and keep learning fun! Thank you!!!!!!

—ABCmouse family

We love it. All of my children and I love and use ABCmouse all the time. We refer everyone who has young children to also use ABCmouse. The kids can play on here for hours and it’s 100% educational. Their grades are up and improved, along with reading ability and sight words. Thank you ABCmouse.

—Pre-k/kindergarten teacher in Waynesburg, PA

Final ABCmouse Customer Feedback for 2016

For the first of my blog posts of the new year, I’d like to close out 2016 with a brief compilation of parent and teacher (and sibling) feedback that we received about our ABCmouse Early Learning Academy in December. Here’s to another year of learning. – Doug Dohring

I am 8. I have a sister who is 5 and a brother who is 2. This website is a miracle. Two weeks after we joined, my sister was the smartest in her class and my brother learned his ABCs.

 – 8-year-old big sister in Los Angeles, CA

Love it!!! Thanks for providing this to teachers. We are seeing more children coming to kindergarten with fewer skills. This site helps so much. 

– Kindergarten teacher in Columbia, MO

My son loves when he can take tests like his older siblings. He enjoys all the music. He is very excited to earn tickets. I love that he is learning by having fun. He can do it all by himself, too! 

 – Mother of 4-, 6-, and 9-year-old children

My youngest has hearing and attention problems. She played with ABCmouse all the time. I was so afraid that she wouldn’t keep up in kindergarten, but she has excelled. Unbelievable! She knows so much more than others in her class: shapes, sounds, letter sounds, numbers; I could go on and on. Thank you so much ABCmouse!

– Mother of an 8-year-old girl in Tucson, AZ

I enjoy the updated curriculum! The science section with Professor Hester is informative and fun, and the Literacy & Math sections have wonderfully challenging games for our class. 

– 1st grade teacher

My son is showing marked improvement when he uses ABCmouse, and we love the curriculum and the app.

 – Mother of a 1st-grade boy in New York, NY

I would like to thank you for the years that we have used the site and have been extremely happy with all that our children have learned as well as shared our love of the site with family and friends! Thank you!

 – Mother in Philadelphia PA

I have been using this website for my son since he was 2 years old and now he is 5 and he loves it just the same! This is the greatest ever to help your child(ren) learn! 

– Father of a 5-year-old boy

The Value of ABCmouse: Parents and Teachers Share Their Feedback

As I’ve done for the last few months, I’d like to share some recent feedback we’ve received from parents and teachers who have been using our ABCmouse Early Learning Academy at home or in the classroom.

My daughter started this at just 3 years old and has now completed kindergarten. She is testing a full year ahead of not only where they say she should be, but of her classmates as well. She loved ABCmouse.com, and I recommend it every chance I get. Thank you ABCmouse.com for helping me help my daughter.

—Mother of a 6-year-old girl in Salt Lake City, UT

This is an amazing site. The ABCmouse center is the preferred center for all of my students. At this center, the students are able to interact with each other: comparing, contrasting, coaching, and just having plain old fun with the program and its activities. The side effects are favorable—with significant spikes in learning gains in academic skills.

—Pre-k teacher in Orlando, FL

ABCmouse is the best thing we ever did for our granddaughter. She has been reading since she was 4 years old. Thank you so much ABCmouse. Your teaching tools make it fun for children to learn. I would recommend this for all children.

—Grandmother of a happy mouser since age 3

We love ABCmouse! Jaxon has been on ABCmouse for 4 years and has gotten so much from it. His teachers also use ABCmouse, so it makes it easy to hook up with the lesson plans they want him to work on.

—Parent using the ABCmouse app

My students love to work on the alphabet games, which have really helped them with letter sounds and sounds and recognition.

—Preschool and pre-k teacher with 861 days using ABCmouse

We are traveling all the time, so it’s hard for us to keep Ginny in pre-k class. ABCmouse gave us freedom of doing the lessons whenever and wherever we are.

—Mother of a 4-year-old girl

My daughter has been using this site for the past 2 years. She is now about to be 6, and I can honestly say ABCmouse has taught her skills that I didn’t think a child her age should know. The laughter from her learning is music to my ears. Thank you ABCmouse for making learning a happy place for our children!

—Mother of a 5-year-old girl

I love this site. My little one and I play it every day. My daughter who’s 9 always helps my little one. I’m so happy they made a website like this where my little one can learn! She starts dancing every time she hears the music.

—Mother of 2- and 9-year-old girls in Hagerstown, MD

Age of Learning Launches ABCmouse for Schools, a Scalable Solution for School Districts and School Groups in the U.S. and Globally

We’re proud that ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy has become a trusted early learning program for more than 65,000 classroom teachers across the country. However, district-level educators have asked for additional features to support implementation of ABCmouse across all of their early elementary classrooms, with the goal of ensuring that all of their younger students become 3rd-grade-ready. To meet this critical need, we are excited to announce today the launch of ABCmouse for Schools, a scalable solution to meet the pre-k through 2nd grade needs of school districts and school groups in the U.S. and internationally.

ABCmouse for Schools offers two solutions: ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, a comprehensive supplemental curriculum that builds a strong foundation for academic success across subject areas required for 3rd grade readiness; and the new ABCmouse English Language Learning Academy, which can be used by teachers as a core program or as a rich supplemental resource to provide a developmentally appropriate English language immersion experience.

ABCmouse for Schools complements these curriculum offerings with student management, professional development, curriculum alignment, and progress reporting tools.

Read the full ABCmouse for School launch announcement on the Age of Learning blog…

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.

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.