News about Learning Today
Free Educational Activities and Games
October 21, 2008 - Plantation, Florida – Learning Today, Inc., a Florida-based educational software publisher, announced the release of its SmartTutor.com “Freebies” offering. SmartTutor.com offers families the opportunity to utilize Learning Today’s award-winning educational software at home for academic remediation and maintenance, or gifted placement. The new “Freebies” offering is designed to provide children and families with fun academic lessons and educationally inspired games. It also includes free printables, which consist of character-themed award certificates, note cards and party invitations free of charge.
In this ailing economy, the SmartTutor.com "Freebies" page was designed to offer parents a free resource that they can use to help build their children’s key reading skills including basic sight words, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The Freebies page also includes lessons and arcade-like games that strengthen math skills such as number and operations, measurement, and geometry.
“Our goal is to blend the latest online technology with research-based activities in a highly engaging and effective manner. By offering some of our SmartTutor.com content for free, we hope to help families continue to support their children’s academic efforts even during this time of financial need,” stated Dale Baker, CEO of Learning Today.
Free reading and math assessments are a unique feature of SmartTutor.com. The company’s Atlas Assessment uses state-of-the-art technology to efficiently analyze students’ academic ability levels. These assessments automatically develop each student’s individualized learning program so they can work at their own pace. The 14-day free trial includes the assessment results, which parents may print and keep for their records. The company is also offering group discounts for large organizations or corporations. Some companies are offering SmartTutor.com as part of their soft benefits plans in order to improve recruitment, retention, and the work-life balance.
About Learning Today, Inc.
Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, Learning Today was established in 2000 to develop Smart Tutor, a web-based educational software program for Kindergarten through 5 th grade students. Learning Today’s primary goal is to research, develop, and deliver effective online reading and math assessment and interactive instructional content for students in order to support instruction and targeted intervention. Smart Tutor is scientifically research-based and developed by an expert team of curriculum writers, subject-matter experts, interface-designers, animators, quality-assurance specialists, and engineers. Smart Tutor supports students in need of academic remediation, maintenance, or advancement. Smart Tutor Reading and Math programs are available online at www.LearningToday.com for schools, school districts, and extended-day learning centers and at www.SmartTutor.com for home or home school use.