CARSON, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeshore's Phonics Quiz Interactive Game Show and Can Do! Interactive Phonemic Awareness Game have been named winners of Learning® Magazine's 2013 Teachers' ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom, recognized for their ease of use and unique ability to engage students in language practice.
One of the most prestigious honors in the education market, the Teachers' ChoiceSM Award is the only award program judged exclusively by educators. Each year, Learning® Magazine's nationwide panel evaluates educational products based on the criteria most important to teachers: quality, instructional value, usability, innovation and relevance to curriculum. Lakeshore is delighted that two of its products have won the 2013 award.
"It's a tremendous honor to receive this esteemed award -- particularly because it comes from educators," says Bo Kaplan, Lakeshore's president and CEO. "Our mission is to provide teachers with products that are both rich in educational content and highly motivating and fun for kids."
Featuring grade-appropriate questions in key categories -- from rhyming and vowel combinations to beginning, middle and ending sounds -- the Phonics Quiz Interactive Game Show and Can Do! Interactive Phonemic Awareness Game bring excitement to language lessons. With lively animated game show hosts, fun sound effects and kid-friendly themes, both titles encourage active learning. Best of all, the games are extremely easy to use. "We know teachers have to do a lot of preparation each day," says Eric Chyo, Lakeshore's Director of Technology. "That's why we design our software so it requires no lengthy set-up, technical background or training. This lets teachers spend more time doing what they do best -- teaching."
Committed to offering more software each year, Lakeshore is set to release 45 new titles in 2013, bringing its library to a total of over 160. The new titles feature more content than ever -- and several include expanded progress-monitoring capabilities as well as enhanced instructional feedback, guiding students even more as they play.
Ideal for use in the classroom and at home, Lakeshore's educational software works with both interactive whiteboards and computers, and it's available online and in 57 retail locations across the country. For more information, visit LakeshoreLearning.com/software.
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Lakeshore Learning Materials is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality materials for early childhood education programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. Since 1954, Lakeshore has offered innovative learning materials distinguished by their quality, educational merit and safety. To learn more, visit LakeshoreLearning.com.
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