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Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration® develops thinking, literacy and numeracy skills using proven visual learning principles. In reading and writing, Kidspiration strengthens word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension and written expression. With new visual math tools, students build reasoning and problem solving skills.
Kidspiration helps students:
- Develop strong thinking skills
- Strengthen reading and writing skills
- Build conceptual understanding in math
Use Kidspiration's Picture View to build graphic organizers including concept maps, webs, bubble diagrams and Venn diagrams. In Writing View, students expand their ideas into written expression. In Math View, students use math manipulatives such as color tiles, pattern blocks, base ten blocks, fraction tiles and fraction boxes to build essential math skills.
Research shows that visual learning is one of the best methods for teaching thinking skills. Visual learning techniques - graphical ways of working with ideas and presenting information - teach students to clarify their thinking and to process, organize and prioritize new information.
Reading and Writing
In reading and writing, students use Kidspiration to strengthen word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension. Students express their creativity and develop critical thinking skills as they combine pictures and words to retell stories or compare literature. Students expand their ideas into written expression by switching to the integrated Writing View, and then transfer their work to a word processor to finalize their project.
In math, K-5 students use Kidspiration's visual math tools to build problem-solving and reasoning skills by developing a conceptual understanding of mathematical procedures. Students build number sense, spatial reasoning and understanding of the four basic operations while communicating their thinking with words, numbers and math symbols.
In science, students use Kidspiration to explore relationships between concepts and illustrate basic scientific processes. They organize their research and explain their findings. As students create concept maps, they develop understanding of scientific concepts and relate new information to prior knowledge.
In social studies, K-5 students use Kidspiration to visually explore and understand history, geography, civics and economics. They make connections between historical events and explore similarities and differences among cultures, countries and eras. By switching to Writing View, students further develop their ideas and then use Kidspiration's one-click transfer to a word processor to complete a writing project.
Specific to special needs, Kidspiration is recommended for students with ADD/ADHD, autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia, aphasia, and visual or auditory processing disorders, as they provide:
- Individualized and Differentiated Instruction. Lessons can be tailored to allow students to learn and demonstrate their understanding in ways that suit their specific learning needs.
- Project-based Learning. Visual learning engages students of all abilities as they work together and contribute at their individual levels.
- 21st Century Skills Development. Inspiration and Kidspiration help students develop and gather ideas, organize thoughts, analyze and interpret information, clarify understanding and communicate clearly—all key 21st century skills that expand their ability to achieve success across all subject areas and throughout their adult lives.
|Windows System Requirements||Basic System: Windows XP or greater, 1.8+ GHz Processor, 512MB+ RAM, 5+ GB Available HDD Space, Video Card with 128+ MB Video Memory|
|Mac System Requirements||Basic System (2006): Mac OSX 10.4 or greater, 1.8+ GHz Processor, 512MB+ RAM, 5+ GB Available HDD Space, Video Card with 128+ MB Video Memory|
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