Top product: Square Panda Literacy System
District Administration® and FETC®’s Top Ed Tech Products of the Year contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping school leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools.
A panel of experts chose 15 winners from more than 130 submissions, all of which will be featured during the in-person Future of Education Technology Conference® Jan. 26-28 in Orlando.
Here’s a look at one of the Top Ed Tech Products of 2022:
Square Panda Literacy System
What it is: The Square Panda Literacy System builds foundational reading skills through a multisensory & multimodal approach that individualizes instruction to reach all learners both in-class or at home. Based on brain science, explicit, systematic phonics instruction adapts to each student, personalizing learning while supporting state and national academic standards. Perfect for PreK-1st graders and those who need extra foundational literacy support, the Square Panda Literacy System assesses and instructs, then allows students to apply, practice, and demonstrate learning. Teachers can ensure students are receiving appropriate literacy instruction even when they’re not working together and are provided with real-time information on student progress, empowering them to differentiate instruction through additional practice, intervention, or enrichment.
Why we like it: Square Panda is a unique literacy tool that is based on brain science, phonics instruction that adapts to each student, creating learning paths for each child. This personalized adaptive path provided through ongoing in-game assessments and progress monitoring allows each child to work at their own pace and improve literacy skills independently while providing the teacher feedback on their mastery. This digital technology is providing 1-on-1 reading support to an entire class and aiding teacher reporting needs. Schools must have tablets.
As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.