Grammar Jammers Primary Edition Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

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Free K-5 App From Pearson Recognized in Best Mobile Education Solution Category

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Grammar Jammers Primary Edition, a free K-5 learning app, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Developed to support Pearson’s research-based Scott Foresman Reading Street elementary school program, the grammar fundamentals app is honored in the Best Mobile Education Solution category.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. Nominated products undergo an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and other respected authorities in education technology.

Kids get in sync with grammar fundamentals through Grammar Jammers Primary Edition’s interactive animated videos to help make learning the rules of grammar a fun, melodic and memorable experience anywhere, anytime. Grammar Jammers focuses on essential grammatical rules and usage, providing a framework for learning that supports students and offers rewards as they work through the content. Each level presents direct instruction through innovative animations, followed by opportunities for students to apply their new knowledge and reinforce learning.

Rewards are given throughout the app, encouraging students to spend time with the program through the unlocking of interactive quizzes. Upon successful completion of an app, students are presented with an engaging and entertaining reward that utilizes the features of the touch screen and mobility of the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Grammar Jammers Primary Edition is one of more than 100 apps Pearson created for teachers and learners of all ages as part of its overall commitment to leverage emerging technologies to personalize learning for all students. To download Grammar Jammers Primary Edition, go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-jammers-primary-edition/id386384446?mt=8.

“What better way to engage young learners in mastering the rules of grammar than through their fascination with mobile devices?” said Doug McCollum, Pearson’s General Manager for Literacy. “Grammar Jammers Primary Edition offers a personalized environment for building the foundation in grammar necessary for success across the curriculum. It is an honor to have our app honored by our peers in the ed-tech industry.”

For the second consecutive year, Pearson tops the list of companies with products named as CODiE finalists, with 15 innovative ed-tech and information management products earning recognition. All were developed based on the company’s commitment to leveraging the power of technology and innovation to prepare today’s students for success in college and careers. Pearson products earning finalist honors span the spectrum of today’s breakthrough education and business technology products, such as mobile learning apps, educational games, technology-driven professional development and robust systems for managing information and data. Pearson’s programs are focused on college- and career-readiness and preparing students to meet the Common Core State Standards.

In addition to Grammar Jammers Primary Edition, the company’s products moving on to the next round of competition in this year’s CODiE Awards are Briggs/Cochran Calculus; enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions; EQUELLA; Hospitality and Tourism Interactive; MyLiteratureLab; MyMathLab Algebra I and II; MyMathTest; MyReadingLab; myWorld Geography; PowerSchool; PowerTeacher 2.0; SuccessMaker; SuccessMaker Collaborate; and Words Their Way Online Workshop.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, Grammar Jammers Primary Edition will be voted on by the entire SIIA membership, who determines the winner in each category. The CODiE Awards will be announced at the 2011 Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 23.

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Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049, lwolfe(at)lwolfe(dot)com

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