We have two new reviews of our Pines to Vines digital science book to share! These reviews were done my speech pathologists who work with a wide range of kids. One of the things they both mentioned was how useful these books were for differentiated instruction. That’s one of the primary things we wanted to accomplish, making the curriculum available for all children, regardless of their reading level.
The first review was written by Kristin Cummings. Kristen is a school based SLP who writes the Simply Speech blog. The second review was written by The Appy Ladies, a group of 9 speech pathologists with a wide range of backgrounds. Their site has many resources including app reviews and materials for SLP’s. Definitely worth checking out.
Pines to Vines is a state of the art, upper elementary science book based on the forest biome. Developed in collaboration with Oregon State University’s Department of Forestry and a team of educators, Pines to Vines is a standards based, core curriculum aligned digital science book that covers a variety of topics, including forest layers, range and climate of forest biomes, plant and animal wildlife, adaptations, forest benefits, and forest threats.
Pines to Vines is part of our Crack the Books™ series of digital books. These revolutionary books are designed to improve reading comprehension in all students, from those with special needs to those with academic gifts. They are the first that can be adjusted for reading level without sacrificing curriculum content. Students can experience all the content presented to their classmates, while reading at a level that is appropriate to their ability. Targeting 3rd – 6th grade science and social studies concepts, our iBooks allow for reading level adjustment from 1st to 8th grade within the same book, making it possible for all students in a classroom to access the same curriculum content regardless of their reading ability.
Pines to Vines is part of Mobile Education Store’s award winning suite of educational apps. MES has won over 50 app awards and has been named educational developer of the year in both 2011 and 2012.
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