WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 23, 2016 - Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, announced a partnership with Second Avenue Learning, a leader in the design and development of serious games for education, to integrate Second Avenue Learning's Voters Ed product in one of its collaborative ePals Global Community Experiences.
ePals, a division of Cricket Media, safely connects millions of students and teachers across more than 200 countries and territories to reinforce culture, language, and subject-based learning. The collaborative Global Experiences integrate high-quality educational content from Faces, Cobblestone, Ask and Cricket's many other reading-leveled media products, as well as multimedia resources from established experts such as the Smithsonian Institution.
Voters Ed is a dynamic interactive product that puts the power of the pundits in educators' hands so students around the world can understand the U.S. Electoral process, study the history of presidential elections, and make predictions about what's happening in today's political arena.
"People all over the globe are fascinated by the U.S. presidential elections," says Cricket Media's CEO Stephanie Sharis. "Through our safe, secure Global Community, we're providing a way for students to learn more about the electoral process and share their impressions with ePals from dozens of other countries."
This exciting collaboration will allow students to:
- Share what they know about how leaders are chosen around the world.
- Discover how the U.S. political system works.
- Learn more about this year's Democratic and Republican candidates.
- Work together to predict which states will support each candidate, and
- Record their conclusions on the interactive Prediction Map.
"This partnership will enable us to deliver effective democratic teaching tools on a global scale," says Victoria VanVoorhis, CEO of Second Avenue Learning. "Through interactive and engaging civics instruction, students will learn the key factors that impact the U.S. election process, and how citizens can make a difference."
The combination of Voters Ed and the Global Community ensures that students around the world become more informed global citizens while practicing 21st Century Skills in communication, collaboration, and the purposeful use of technology.
To learn more about about ePals, visit www.ePals.com. To find out more about Voters Ed, visit www.SecondAvenueLearning.com/Products/Voters-Ed.
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone®. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.CricketMedia.com/.
About Second Avenue Learning
Founded by educators and gamers, Second Avenue Learning provides custom development and managed services to education technology clients. The Second Avenue team builds effective, interactive learning products, both proprietary and client-facing, that are engaging and pedagogically accurate. Second Avenue understands that technology serves as a critical enabler to customize learning and unlock the potential of all students. Here at Second Avenue, we create alternative learning paths and challenge the status quo. It is time to reimagine learning. For more information, visit http://www.SecondAvenueLearning.com/.