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Shakespeare In Bits featured in Common Sense Media's Back to School Guide


Common Sense Media has launched its Back to School Guide and with Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth and many other fantastic title featured.

The Back to School Guide includes engaging apps, websites and games and is divided into distinct age groups and subject areas. Each title is attributed with a rating of learning potential and Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth has been awarded with the Best rating possible.

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Chinese Takeaway Word Learning App


China Accounting for 40% of  MindConnex App 'The Word Monsters' for Children

By Barry Allistair 


130409_MINDCONNEX_wordmonster.pngWhen it comes to learning English, there appears to be a big taste for the Chinese according to recent statistics fromMindConnex Learning, the Dublin headquartered developer of digital learning software solutions aimed at the school education sector.



After its widely acclaimed Shakespeare in Bits, MindConnex has now developed and launched The Word Monsters, which uses phonics, interactive animation, activities, and additional optional instruction in a quirky narrative environment to give children a rich and engaging introduction to reading, and is developed in accordance with modern literacy pedagogical standards while still remaining appealing to today's children.


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The Word Monsters selected as finalist in EdTech Digest "cool tool" awards.

Cool Tool Finalist
09th April 2013, Dublin, Ireland
– MindConnex Learning, global providers of digital learning solutions for education, has today announced that its brand new series, The Word Monsters, is a finalist for the Mobile (app) Solution in this year’s EdTech Digest awards.

EdTech Digest is a leading publication that recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

 

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!

 
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