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Sunday, March 18, 2012

SOFTWARE: New Literacy Software Available for Purchase!

Our preceding post included a downloadable demo of the software Patrick & I have been passionately labouring over in our 'spare time', our:

'You Know (The Answer) Adventures' Software Package! 

In this post we joyously announce that the software is ready to roll and is available for purchase in our new online store!

Here is our exciting trailer on youtube!

Here, multiple choice questions (commonly found on standardized testing) are presented in a whole new way…as clickable adventure stories…

Feel the excitement of...
  • Noun Plurals!
  • Contractions!
  • Nouns Verbs & Adjectives!
  • Putting Sentences in Order!
  • Writing Concise Sentences!

...as you star in a short adventure story, clicking the answers you choose, learning and demonstrating that YOU KNOW THE ANSWER!

These compelling stories help students practise multiple choice questions, prepare for commonly found test questions and learn about the oft-perceived 'boring' bits of language study (grammar, conventions, editing). The stories feature real-life, high quality photos that look brilliant on smartboard or computer screen.

This easy-to-download software can be used whole class via Smartboard (interactive white board) for teacher-directed instruction. It can also be used as a small group task or individually via computer (such as in a literacy center). Students are supported by built in audio readings of the text (if the student so decides to use this function) and hints are provided whenever the wrong answer is selected. Students must press the correct answer to continue (the correct answer highlights when selected) which means the student must work through the process of elimination. There is no skipping slides!

Try out the demo (Kayak Adventure) or check out our online store for the full package!

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