PebbleGo Expands Its Reach by Adding Spanish Content and Audio
(Minneapolis, MN) June 19, 2018 — Capstone’s K–2 online resource PebbleGo (https://bit.ly/2zWxvLq) today announced its release of expanded Spanish materials. The new offering, contextually translated to maintain proper academic vocabulary and supported by natural voice audio, will begin to roll out later this fall.
PebbleGo’s database is used by students in nearly 20% of the country’s elementary schools. With more than 1,000 articles connected to K–2 curriculum topics, PebbleGo exposes students to the concept of research and credible sources to begin developing good digital citizenship skills at an early age. Each article is supported by natural voice audio, recorded by professional voiceover artists, which engages students and improves comprehension.
In the past, PebbleGo offered its Animals content in Spanish. With this expansion, PebbleGo’s Science, Social Studies, and Biographies modules also have Spanish counterparts. Students at schools that subscribe to both the English and Spanish language versions can toggle between the two at the article level.
“Capstone is thrilled to introduce more Spanish options to our popular PebbleGo resource,” said Darin Rasmussen, the vice president of digital product development. “‘More Spanish’ is one of our most common requests, and we’re happy to help educators make sure that every student has access to curriculum-connected content that can teach them foundational research skills such as finding facts from credible sources and expand their content area knowledge. Good digital citizenship is good digital citizenship, no matter the language.”
The expansion of Spanish content is enhanced with Spanish language audio that guides students with follow-along text in the student’s first language to foster understanding. The professional voiceover models correct pronunciation and fluency with no robotic text-to-speech, which helps learners develop necessary speaking skills in their second language.
At the ISTE conference on June 25th and 26th, PebbleGo will showcase its new Spanish resources for the education press at the PR with Panache! Storytelling Suite. To make an appointment, please contact Chris Piehler ([email protected]).
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital, and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at-home reading. For more information, visit myCapstone.com.
PebbleGo is an online learning platform focusing on K–2 research and includes interactive lessons about animals, biographies, and science. Each database features expertly leveled text and navigation specifically designed for beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting, and audio/video media, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner. For more information, visit PebbleGo.com.
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