Garland Independent School District of Texas is deploying 100 of Brainchild’s Kineo® tablets across several middle schools within the district to help with ESL programs. The tablets will be used with Brainchild's Achiever! software for assessment and data-driven instruction on TEKS standards to help ESL students prepare for STAAR testing. Students use the tablets for individualized instruction. Their progress can be uploaded to web-based reports to help teachers and administrators adjust individual and group instruction. When Achiever! is used online, students can access lessons in both English and Spanish.
Garland chose the Kineo tablet for its ability to engage students and work with students at their own pace at different learning levels. Brainchild's remedial software, Mechanics, will be used with select students to help build a basic foundation to fundamental skills needed to succeed at grade-level.
Kineo tablets are built for schools, including 7” screens with built-in screen protectors, a 10 hour battery, and safety features such as restricted access to the Web, Flash capabilities for multimedia instruction, and a choice of numerous eReader programs.