TIME Launches TIME For Kids Classroom App, Features Rich, Original Multimedia Content to Build Literacy, Citizenship

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Digital teaching tool connects students to the world through nonfiction texts, Common Core-aligned assessments, and interactive support

the Time For Kids Classroom App offers teachers a robust tool that pairs interactive, engaging content with assessments in a platform that meets the needs of the changing classroom.

To meet the ever-changing needs of the 21st century classroom, TIME For Kids is releasing the TIME for Kids Classroom App, a dynamic teaching tool that brings exclusive current events content to life through interactive images, videos, animations, polls, maps and more. The TIME For Kids Classroom App enables teachers to integrate multimedia and real-world connections into their K-6 classrooms, address students’ individual abilities with leveled content, meet Common Core State Standards and put current events into context for young learners.

“In today’s digital world, educators are integrating technology into classroom instruction and the Time For Kids Classroom App offers teachers a robust tool that pairs interactive, engaging content with assessments in a platform that meets the needs of the changing classroom,” said Nellie Cutler, managing editor for TIME For Kids. “Our mission is to open the world to students so that they become lifelong readers and discerning, informed citizens, and our Classroom App offers students engaging content that accommodates their learning needs.”

The TIME For Kids Classroom App supports the realities of the modern classroom with immersive content for multiple levels of learners. With audio of text and vocabulary definitions to support learners, as well as a version of select articles for the grade level below, teachers are able to teach the same highly engaging content to the whole class while simultaneously addressing the individual needs of their students.

A team of veteran journalists and educators developed the content using a whole child approach, which takes grade and reading levels into consideration. Sensitive content is also vetted by teacher advisors who have a deep understanding of their students’ emotional and educational needs and offer a critical classroom perspective. The topics covered directly impact students’ lives and facilitate discussion among teachers, parents and students. This whole-child approach extends to the assessments in the Classroom App. Each question in the interactive quizzes is aligned to grade-appropriate Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Teachers can monitor student performance against each standard and pinpoint areas where students need extra assistance through assessment and reporting powered by the Cognero assessment platform.

TIME For Kids is offering a free trial of the app, which includes full access to student assessments, through Dec. 31, 2014. To learn more about the app and to register, visit timeforkids.com/tfkapp. The Classroom App is currently available for iPad, and TIME For Kids plans to extend to additional platforms.

About TIME For Kids
With nearly 20 years of classroom experience, TIME For Kids is a trusted leader in education resources for teachers, students and parents. TIME For Kids delivers authentic content that covers a wide range of real-world topics through nonfiction text and multimedia tools that align with the Common Core State Standards. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across many curriculums, including social studies, science and math, creating lifelong readers and informed citizens. TIME For Kids is a division of Time Inc. For more information, visit http://www.timeforkids.com.

About Cognero
Cognero is the innovative and trusted learning and assessment suite relied upon by leading education providers, publishers, secondary and post-secondary institutions to unify and streamline learning design and assessment workflow—from item creation and curation to assessment administration, deployment, grading, data collection, analytics and reporting while fully supporting print, online and mobile delivery. Cognero partners are using the power of the system to create and deliver new value throughout the learning experience—especially in the areas of formative models, feedback, remediation and the actionable insights drawn from real-time data analytics. For more information, visit http://www.cognero.com.

TIME For Kids is a registered trademark of TIME Inc.

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