Time for Kids comes to the classroom
- Time for Kids on Monday announced the launch of its Classroom App.
- The app combines multimedia features like interactive images, videos, polls, and maps with current events, helping K-6 teachers provide a more engaging learning experience.
- A free trial of the app, which is currently only available on iPad, with full access to assessments is available through the end of the year.
Time for Kids does plan to expand the app to platforms beyond the iPad — though starting there certainly makes sense given that particular tablet's current hold on K-12 market share. According to a release, the app's content is aligned to the Common Core and was developed by a team of experienced educators and journalists for kids at varying learning and literacy levels. Along with read-aloud features for both primary and lower-level versions of an article, the app also has Spanish translations.
Ultimately, it makes sense that Time for Kids would develop a classroom app, as it ultimately helps Time meet that audience where it's at — school.
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