The ComputED Gazette recently announced the winners of its 20th Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Our favorite reading program, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach, is among the 2014 award winners. Congratulations to the Virtual Reading Coach!
MindPlay Education Software has three solutions to help every student become a fluent, grade-level reader: RAPS 360 Diagnostic Assessment, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC), and FLRT – a fluent reading trainer.
RAPS 360 is a series of adaptive tests that are used to identify the specific skill gaps for every student. It takes less than thirty minutes to assess an entire class and reports are immediately available to help target instruction. In addition to screening, the RAPS 360 assessment is used for progress monitoring. For more information on RAPS 360, click here.
MVRC teaches fluent reading to everyone, from early learners to adults. MVRC is especially effective for struggling students and students who have failed other methods. MVRC begins with an assessment to identify each student’s instructional needs, it then automatically builds a Prescriptive Reading Plan (PRP). The PRP contains direct, explicit, differentiated instruction and activities that fill those gaps in the areas of Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension. MVRC also contains lessons in Grammar for Meaning to provide the initial link between simply reading words and reading text for meaning – all of which will ensure that users will exit the program reading at grade level or better. Most students experience improvement within ten hours and become fluent readers at their full potential between 40 and 60 hours. For more information on MVRC, click here or take a quick Virtual Tour of MVRC.
FLRT – a fluent reading trainer helps average and above average students with good phonics skills to read more fluently. Students quickly increase their reading level, speed, and comprehension by practicing with over a thousand authentic reading passages. For more information on FLRT, click here.
MindPlay’s mission is to develop, publish, and distribute cost effective, technology-based programs that promote accelerated student learning, individual growth, and skill development. We guarantee student results when used with fidelity. MindPlay solutions use clear objectives, inviting graphics, and modern technological innovations, so the programs appeal to multiple learning styles. Student interest level remains high because they receive only the lessons required to fill in the gaps in their overall skills.