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February 7, 2011
Lakeshore® Unveils Educational Software for Interactive Whiteboards and Computers
New Standards-Based Software Targets Core Elementary Curriculum
CARSON, Calif.—(February 7, 2011)—Lakeshore Learning Materials, a pioneer in early childhood and elementary education, has launched a line of 50 children’s software titles for use in the school and home. Focusing on core subjects in math, language and science, the software maximizes the classroom potential of interactive whiteboards.
Standards-Based Software for Kindergarten–6th Grade
While much software on the market labels itself “educational,” Lakeshore understands that classroom software must be based on state standards.
“Whether schools are using print-based materials or electronic materials, the content has to be standards-based,” said Eric Chyo, product development manager at Lakeshore. “Teachers and administrators can be confident that Lakeshore’s interactive lessons, activities, learning games and e-books are all based on current standards and guidelines.
“The fact that we’ve taken this core educational content and successfully combined it with dynamic graphics and engaging audio says great things about the future of technology in the classroom. We’re thrilled to be able to provide these tools, especially at such affordable prices.”
Interactive Whiteboard Lessons Made Easy
Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards but do not use them because creating lessons is so time-consuming. Patti Rommel, Lakeshore’s director of research & development, kept this in mind during the design of Lakeshore’s software.
“With our software, you simply load the CD-ROM—or download the file directly from our website—and the software installs itself,” Rommel said. “There are no cumbersome manuals to deal with and no training required. Once the software is installed, teachers quickly discover how intuitive and easy it is to use.”
Keeping Parents in Mind
“We wanted our educational software to have a place in the home—and that’s one of the reasons our software is compatible with computers as well as interactive whiteboards,” Rommel said. “We want parents to have access to the same learning materials available to schools. And with children using computers at younger and younger ages, it seems like a perfect fit.”