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Shakespeare In Bits Chrome Web Apps launch today!

September 1st, 2015 – Dublin, Ireland – This year MindConnex Learning is expanding the scope of its offerings for Shakespeare In Bits by making all five Shakespeare In Bits plays available as Chrome Web Apps.

Following the success of Shakespeare In Bits on a variety of different platforms and the increasing popularity of Chromebooks in schools, The Bard is now coming to one of the fastest growing marketplaces for educational apps!

Commenting on the launch of Shakespeare In Bits Chrome Apps Fergus Connolly, CEO of MindConnex Learning, said, “Having enjoyed the success of Shakespeare In Bits on iPad and iPhone, as well as PC, Mac and online for schools, launching the series through the Chrome Web Store is a natural progression for MindConnex Learning. As one of the fastest growing marketplaces for educational resources, the Chrome Web Store will enable us to reach even more students and teachers with our renditions of The Bard’s works. It really is an exciting new initiative from Google and we look forward to engaging with its users and customers.”

Shakespeare In Bits is a multimedia approach to teaching Shakespeare that fuses animation of the play with full audio soundtrack, original unabridged play text, integrated notes and analyses, as well as an inline translation system that provides modern-day translations for selected words, in their original context. In addition, Shakespeare In Bits offers a full cast feature including an illustrated map of all interrelationships in the play and a biography for each cast member. Shakespeare In Bits Live! is the online subscription service of MindConnex’s award winning product.

 

The Word Monsters passes 50,000 downloads


April 8th 2013 – Dublin, Ireland – Since its launch in March The Word Monsters has averaged around 2000 downloads a day and has now reached nearly 60,000 downloads worldwide. International rankings of this decodable reading series have been solidly high – reaching the top 15 in USA, Canada and China, and the top 5 in Australia and New Zealand.

“We're delighted to see our efforts rewarded by this surge in activity around The Word Monsters”, says MindConnex CEO Michael Cordner, “There is obviously a demand in the app market for high quality educational products for younger children and we’re thrilled that The Words Monsters is meeting that demand.”

The Word Monsters uses phonics, interactive animation, activities, and additional optional instruction in a quirky narrative environment to give children a rich and engaging introduction to reading. Each "book" is developed in accordance with modern literacy pedagogical standards while still remaining appealing to today’s children.

Every screen in The Word Monsters features optional supplementary instruction around phonemic awareness, print concepts, reading comprehension, vocabulary and sight words. Every book also includes three activities that address each of the main strands of the Common Core Standards: Literature, Foundational Skills, and Language.

The Word Monsters series is designed for use at home or in a school setting. The first six books of the Kindergarten series are now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play and the first book is free!

 

MindConnex Learning Launches The Word Monsters, an Interactive Reading App Series for Kindergarten and First Grade Students

Dublin, Ireland – MindConnex Learning, an award winning global provider of digital learning solutions, has launched the first six titles in their brand new product series of interactive phonics-based readers for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students.

The Word Monsters uses phonics, interactive animation, activities, and additional optional instruction in a quirky narrative environment to give children a rich and engaging introduction to reading. Each "book" is developed in accordance with modern literacy pedagogical standards while still remaining appealing to today’s children.

Aligned to Common Core State Standards – every screen in The Word Monsters features optional supplementary instruction around phonemic awareness, print concepts, reading comprehension, vocabulary and sight words. Every book also includes three activities that address each of the main strands of the Common Core Standards: Literature, Foundational Skills, and Language.

Key features include:

  • Engaging story and high quality visuals featuring 5 quirky monster characters, each with their own special ability
  • Synchronized voiceover and text highlighting
  • Ability to decode or ‘sound out’ individual words by touching them
  • Interactive screen elements with additional vocabulary
  • Character speech and accompanying speech bubbles for richer reading
  • Phonics, vocabulary and comprehension instruction (correlated to the US Common Core Standards) on every screen via an animatedReading Buddy”
  • Three fun activities at the end of every book which focus on phonics, high-frequency words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, (correlated to the US Common Core State Standards)

“Most introductory reading programs focus purely on covering the requisite decodable words with little attention given to themes or characters that truly engage children at this age-level,” says MindConnex CEO, Michael Cordner. “At MindConnex, we believe that stimulating interest in young readers is vital to ensure they develop competency in reading. Our aim with The Word Monsters is to create a series of decodable readers that not only helps young children learn to read, but engages and delights them, while kindling a lifelong love of reading.”

The Word Monsters series is designed for use at home or in a school setting. The first six books of the Kindergarten series are now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play and the first book is free!

For more information, please contact:

Zoe Faulder, Director of Marketing, MindConnex Learning

T: +1-617-963-0126; E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; W: www.mindconnex.com

About MindConnex Learning (www.mindconnex.com)

MindConnex Learning is a global provider of digital learning software solutions aimed at the school education sector. MindConnex Learning offers an easier way to learn and teach using rich, contemporary multimedia designed to engage the senses and create empowering, relevant and personalized learning experiences, available in easily downloadable software programs that can be used on virtually any platform – Tablet, PC, Smartphone or online.

 

MindConnex Learning’s Popular Shakespeare In Bits App Now Available for Android

19 November 2012, Dublin, Ireland – Today MindConnex Learning is launching all Shakespeare In Bits plays on Android. Available through the Samsung App Store, Shakespeare In Bits can now be experienced on all major devices.

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