Any ELL with a mobile device can now access differentiated literacy curriculum wherever and whenever they want
(SAN DIEGO, CA) January 18, 2017 – Learning Upgrade, leading provider of engaging, differentiated literacy and math curriculum designed for English language learners (ELLs), today announced the launch of its iOS mobile app. Coupled with the recent release of its Android app, Learning Upgrade is now available on nearly every smartphone, tablet and other mobile device.
The app enables students to access Learning Upgrade’s high-interest musical lessons on their own using any iOS device, including phones and tablets. With the app, Learning Upgrade aims to improve students’ time on task by no longer limiting them to sitting in front of a computer. ELLs of all ages are now able to work through lessons anytime and anywhere.
“Low-income English learner adults often do not have computer and internet access at home. However, about 75% of them do own a smartphone,” said Vinod Lobo, co-founder and CEO of Learning Upgrade. “If effective learning can be delivered through smartphones, more ELLs can ‘self-serve’ by downloading the program on to their phone, signing in, and making progress. This way, millions of learners who want to become English proficient can finally receive quality literacy instruction.”
The Learning Upgrade iOS app includes more than 300 sequenced lessons including topics on phonics, decoding, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and listening. The curriculum includes engaging songs, videos, games, and rewards that encourage all learners to achieve mastery. Each lesson provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports. Students can repeat lessons until they master them, earning a gold certificate when they become proficient in each of the standard’s benchmarks.
The app is available now as a free download from the Apple App Store.
About Learning Upgrade
Founded in 1998 by educators, musicians, artists and programmers in San Diego, Learning Upgrade designs innovative, engaging lessons to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of songs, video, games, and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped more than 1 million students make learning breakthroughs. For more information, please visit LearningUpgrade.com.
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