Capstone’s online learning platform is offering lessons about democracy and voting to teach the youngest students that their voices matter.
(Minneapolis, MN) October 13, 2016 — Capstone’s K–2 online learning platform PebbleGo today introduced PebbleGo Vote in conjunction with this year’s presidential election. PebbleGo Vote is a free election-season resource where children can research the presidential candidates, learn about the history of democracy, and cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice.
PebbleGo Vote invites students to learn the importance of making their voices heard—while learning about various elected offices and past presidents. PebbleGo Vote will keep a national tally of students’ votes, and schools that pre-registered between September 15 and September 30 can track which candidate wins at their individual school.
PebbleGo focuses on K–2 research, and includes interactive lessons about animals, biographies, and science. Younger students who want to independently use PebbleGo can have all content read aloud in recordings by professional voiceover artists—no robotic text-to-speech. Several of the lessons are also offered in Spanish.
“PebbleGo gets kids excited about learning with engaging facts from reliable sources,” said Matt Keller, Capstone's Chief Marketing Officer. “PebbleGo Vote is a fun way for the youngest students to have a voice and learn about what is the first presidential election in their memory, which will encourage them to grow into civic-minded adults who understand that their voice can help make our country a better place.”
Participation in PebbleGo Vote is open to all, not just PebbleGo subscribers. Non-subscribers can sign up for free access to a selection of election-related content, including articles on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Students are invited to vote for their favorite candidate for President of the United States at PebbleGo.com/Vote. Voting opens on October 10 and runs through Election Day, November 8. The winner of PebbleGo Vote will be announced on November 9.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit myCapstone.com.
PebbleGo is an online learning platform focusing on K–2 research, and includes interactive lessons about animals, biographies, and science. Each database features expertly leveled text and navigation specifically designed for beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting, and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner. For more information, visit PebbleGo.com.
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