Building on our MARTHA’S STORIES set of games and videos, we just launched a suite of 12 interactive non-fiction stories for MARTHA. Funded by Ready to Learn through PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, these digital narratives are designed to help kids (and their reading buddies) explore STEM vocabulary. The suite contains interactive narratives, review quizzes and a wide variety of touch-screen mechanics exploring everything from octopus camouflage to the history of gum.
For more, see our Parent Guide.
This work is also being field tested on Android tablets at the University of Maryland as part of a wider research project into vocabulary acquisition.
The True Stories team includes: Laura, Bharat, Belinda, Bill, Dan, Tara, Frank, Jeff, Caroline, Li, Cassie, Jolin, Dennis, Kevin, Rebecca, Cecilia, Sara, Alicia and Alan.