Speakaboos has been honored with a 2015 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media! We’re thrilled to be recognized with this award and are proud to share this news with parents and teachers of young students seeking literacy skill support and a highly engaging library of premium digital storybooks.
The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by parents and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from top educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners, including Speakaboos! Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory.
Below are a few quotes direct from Academics’ Choice reviewers about the Speakaboos reading motivation platform and why it is a 2015 award-winner:
“This app is such a great resource for parents and teachers. It makes it so easy to find a book that children will love. With searchable high-interest categories from princesses to dinosaurs to robots, Speakaboos has plenty of interactive storybooks for young readers. I really appreciated that they took the time to make the books searchable by Lexile Level (lower scores reflect easier readability and lower reading ability for readers).”
“Storytime just became interactive! The kids were so engaged and excited to read the stories. I love that the multiple reading modes (read to them, read along with highlighted words, and read alone) allow students to grow with the stories, scaffolding the reading levels, gradually shifting the learning process and control to the student. I particularly liked that the words were pronounced when clicked. Many of the books offered animations (where characters talked or moved) and included games. It really made my students want to read more.”
“The interactivity and animations where characters speak definitely deepens the child’s understanding. It helps kids begin to think from different points of view and brings added meaning to the words, leading to foundational lower-level thinking skills. Engagement is also increased as a result, which excites kids to read more. It’s a brilliant combination of technology and storytelling.”
“This interactive storybook library is a must for every early reader. With plenty of high interest, low reading level options the platform easily helps struggling readers build reading confidence and a love of reading.”
If you haven’t already signed up for a free Speakaboos trial, click here to try the award-winning reading motivation platform today and see what all the buzz is about!
More about the Academics’ Choice Awards:
Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Awards.