Learning Today, Inc., a South Florida-based reading and math software publisher announced today that the company’s Smart TutorTM program was awarded EDDIE Awards from the ComputED Learning Center. Smart Tutor received EDDIE Awards in two categories including Upper Elementary Reading/Literacy and Upper Elementary Math.
The EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Some selection criteria are academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach, and management system. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.
“As part of the 17th Annual Education Software Review Awards, we are thrilled to have won EDDIE Awards in both Reading and Math,” commented Robin Baker, President of SmartTutor.com. “Our focus has always been on creating effective, online Reading/Literacy and Math programs for students. Winning the EDDIE Awards is an honor and we vow to continue providing tools that accelerate learning, increase student motivation, and improve student test scores.”
Smart Tutor is an online, research-based, reading and math program that provides individualized assessment and prescriptive instruction. Its learning management system allows parents and tutors to use reports to improve teaching and learning. Free resources include reading and math games, lessons, word searches, and flash cards. The reading and math curriculum is also designed to address the needs of special education students, English language learners, economically-disadvantaged students, and students in need of intervention. Lessons are aligned with state and national education standards.
Smart Tutor meets the needs of low-achieving students, including the fostering of specific reading skills, by tailoring assessments, instruction, practice, and re-assessment to individual students and providing a specialized learning plan for each student. More specifically, Smart Tutor assesses students to determine their appropriate skill level, establishes individualized instruction for each student, monitors and reviews student progress by accessing reports, identifies students in need of remediation and intervention, establishes targeted intervention programs and helps build skills that allow students to perform better on high-stakes tests.
There are no downloads or installations required for this web-based program and typical school accounts can be set up in days instead of weeks. Teacher manuals, training videos, and webinars supplement Smart Tutor’s training and professional development, and unlimited phone and email support is available free of charge.
SmartTutor’s primary goal is to research, develop, and deliver effective, interactive online reading and math instruction that helps children improve their knowledge and their grades. An assessment test places every child into their own, personalized learning program, tailored to his or her specific areas of need. This engaging learning environment supports the children’s learning styles and needs.
Smart Tutor and the upcoming Think Online Education Program can be found at http://www.SmartTutor.com. Online flashcards for Special Education and ESOL education can be found free of charge at http://www.MyFreeFlashcards.com.