LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study by Sean Reardon of Stanford University in 2012, students from low-income families enter high school with average literacy skills five years behind those of high-income students. For both teachers and students alike, the expanse of reading levels in one classroom is a struggle. Textbooks are unreadable by many students that are behind, and a solution that's both sustainable and affordable is needed. Faced with the current array of overly expensive digital solutions, Brendan Finch started BirdBrain Science from his classroom and the site has now served over 43,000 students and teachers.
- BirdBrain serves the same concepts to every student in a classroom at their independent reading level and we adapt the level they receive as they improve.
- All levels contain the same core concepts, but at varying levels of complexity.
- Teachers can focus on planning awesome lessons instead of wasting time grading papers, scavenging for accessible text, and collecting data.
- BirdBrain is happy to invite new users to try out BirdBrain Science for free for the rest of the school year through the following link: http://bit.ly/birdbrain15.
"During my 7 years in the classroom in urban Los Angeles, I struggled to find ways to teach my students the required content and grow their independent reading levels. Students deserve a tool to teach them the content they need to learn that also gives them the skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom. I built BirdBrain Education from my own classroom to support literacy growth for students who are behind grade level and to further challenge students who are above grade level," said CEO & Founder, Brendan Finch.
BirdBrain Education (www.birdbraineducation.com) is a new Edtech company that's looking to put literacy growth within the reach of every student. In Feb 2015, they will launch a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for their second product, BirdBrain History. We're looking to create simple solutions to crush the literacy gap and allow every student to become college-ready.
SOURCE BirdBrain Education