TIME For Kids Wins REVERE Award for Classroom App
Award from Association of American Publishers (AAP) honors TIME For Kids for excellence in educational products
Washington, DC (June 4, 2015) TIME For Kids is pleased to announce that the TIME For Kids Classroom App won the award for Best Supplemental Resource in News and Current Issues at the REVERE Awards Gala on June 3. The award was given for the creation of the TIME For Kids digital literacy platform, which was designed to help K-6 students engage more deeply with current events topics while also teaching literacy and global knowledge tied to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.
The REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Awards recognize creative resources that engage 21st century teachers and learners. Produced by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group, the awards are the only of their kind to distinguish learning resources in all media, for all ages, and covering a wide array of educational subject areas and learning environments.
“In today’s digital world, educators are integrating technology into classroom instruction and the TIME For Kids Classroom App offers teachers a robust tool that pairs interactive, engaging content with assessments in a platform that meets the needs of the changing classroom,” said Nellie Cutler, editor for TIME For Kids. “Our mission is to open the world to students so that they become lifelong readers and discerning, informed citizens, and our Classroom App offers students engaging content that accommodates their learning needs. We are thrilled to be recognized for this platform and are excited to continue working with teachers to ensure students are ready to be part of an increasingly digital world.”
The Award was given in the Classroom Supplemental Resources, category which recognizes resources developed for formal educational instruction or training; categories include whole curriculum, supplemental resources and professional resources and span a range of educational subjects and topics. This year’s 80 plus Classroom finalists competed for the top prizes in 23 subject-area subcategories.
“This year’s winners present an impressive slate of learning resources across all educational settings. While it was difficult to chose just one winner in Best Supplemental Classroom Resource in News and Current Issues, we were excited to present a REVERE Award to TIME For Kids for their Classroom App” said REVERE Awards Judge and Awards committee chairperson, Eric Hamilton, Assistant Director, NCSLET Administration at the American Museum of Natural History.
Award winners were evaluated through in-person events and remote judging by 100 evaluators in the education and publishing industries. Key principles that drove the evaluation of winners were quality content and design, audience engagement and appropriateness, usability and originality and effectiveness along with comments and recommendations given by judges. For a full list of winners, click here. Also visit the Awards Gallery which features 2015 winners and finalists.
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About TIME For Kids
With 20 years of classroom experience, TIME For Kids is a trusted leader in education resources for teachers, students and parents. TIME For Kids delivers authentic content that covers a wide range of real-world topics through nonfiction text and multimedia tools that align with the Common Core State Standards. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across many curriculums, including English Language Arts, social studies and science, creating lifelong readers and informed citizens. TIME For Kids is a division of Time Inc. For more information, visit timeforkids.com.
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