Tales2Go Releases Android Version of its Award-Winning Service
An Android version of Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audio books for K-8 schools, is now available in the Google Play app store.
October 31, 2013, Washington, D.C. – Tales2Go Inc., a leading provider of audio books for the K-8 school market has just released an Android version of its award-winning app. Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond.
Adding a listening component to reading instruction raises reading scores, which is why audio books have been used in classrooms for decades. Proficient reading is the product of listening comprehension (i.e. fluency and vocabulary) and decoding skills. In fact, the Common Core Standards put special emphasis on developing listening skills within K-5 literacy and established reading methods such as The Daily 5 use audio books as part of their program.
Tales2Go CEO William Weil comments, “We’re excited to make Tales2Go available in the Google Play Store. With more and more mobile devices in students’ hands, either issued by schools or on a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) basis, it was important for us to open up Tales2Go to the large and growing Android audience.” He goes on, “We’re also delighted to finally be able to respond to the numerous requests we’ve gotten to make Tales2Go available on Android devices.”
Tales2Go breaks new ground on both the delivery and business model of giving educators and students’ instant access to audio books on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. For example, with Tales2Go, thousands of students can independently listen to the same book simultaneously. And some students may want to check out the physical book from the school or public library and follow along as they listen. Tales2Go is used differently depending on the grade, but ranges from individual to group use, with and without physical books in hand.
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Tales2Go is an award-winning mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of name-brand titles from leading publishers and storytellers to play on desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Unlike other audio book services, thousands of students can independently listen to the same book simultaneously. Tales2Go offers piloting opportunities as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools.
Think Through Math’s ‘THINK Nation’ Students Generously Donate To
The American Red Cross Colorado Flood Relief Fund
Check Presentation to Take Place November 6, 2013 at the Red Cross Mile High Regional Headquarters; Local donation brings total to more than $48,000 to featured charities in past year
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 31, 2013) — Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning, web-based, supplemental math program that provides comprehensive instruction and practice for students grades 3-Algebra I, announced today the students of its THINK Nation donated nearly $1,500.00 to The American Red Cross Colorado Flood Relief Fund, bringing the total amount of program donations to more than $48,000 in the past year. The check presentation will take place at The Red Cross Mile High Regional Headquarters in Denver on November 6, 2013 at 1:00p.m.
Think Through Math’s one-of-kind motivational program provides students with opportunities to make donations to featured charities with their THINK points. TTM donates one dollar for every 5,000 points to select charities. In the past year, TTM students have contributed more than $48,000 to several charities including The American Red Cross, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital and Make-A-Wish.
The American Red Cross Colorado Flood Relief Fund was established on September 18, 2013 to support Colorado residents after devastating flooding severely affected the state. Almost immediately, students of THINK Nation jumped in and pledged their support by donating their THINK points to the charity. Over a four-week period, students donated nearly $1,500.00 the American Red Cross Colorado Relief Fund.
“We’re constantly amazed by the numbers of students who are committed to donating their points,” said Kevin McAliley, CEO, Think Through Math. “We believe that giving students the option to donate their hard-earned THINK points to charity instead of earning rewards for themselves develops lifelong decision-making and citizenship skills.”
Created by teachers and technologists, TTM provides supplemental math instruction and practice to help students in grades 3 through Algebra I prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards and next generation assessments. Within one year of its launch in summer 2012, TTM grew to support more than two million students in 43 states.
TTM supports blended learning by providing highly personalized, adaptive lesson pathways with direct instruction. As students work in the system, they receive immediate corrective feedback and have instant access to certified, U.S. math teachers, including bilingual teachers, for 90 hours a week.
In addition to using THINK points to make charitable donations or earn rewards, TTM also features dynamic motivational tools including game mechanics and opportunities for students to participate in multi-state contests.
About Think Through Math
At Think Through Math, we believe that success in mathematics transforms the way students perform in school and beyond. We are driven to motivate students in unprecedented ways. We have a vision of effective education: a powerful blend of Web-based, adaptive instruction and on-demand, LIVE, state-certified teachers.
For more information, visit www.thinkthroughmath.com.