Capstone Releases Three More PebbleGo Spanish Databases for K-2 Students
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – September 5, 2018 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo™ databases are now available in Spanish. Three new modules PebbleGo Biografías (Biographies), Ciencia (Science), and Estudios Sociales (Social Studies), joined the previously released Spanish Animales (Animals) database.
All of the modules include Spanish text and read-aloud Spanish-language audio recorded by professional voice-over artists, and a content map that matches the English language version. The databases were created with authentic Spanish text and audio, not machine translated or text to speech, to ensure the content is accurate and engaging for students. The databases are correlated to state and national curriculum standards supporting core concepts in their given subject areas.
“Since the launch of our Spanish Animales database in 2016, the number one request from our customers has been more Spanish! It’s very exciting to offer three additional modules for students to simultaneously develop their academic content knowledge and language skills, and to provide equitable access for English Language Learners to grade-appropriate content,” said Darin Rasmussen, Vice President of Digital Product Development and Management.
“I'm highly anticipating the release of the new PebbleGo Spanish modules. With the new homepage layout, I can't wait for my students to start exploring,” Janie Curl, Librarian at Bean Elementary School in Lubbock, Texas.
All PebbleGo database modules (Animals, Spanish Animales, Biographies, Dinosaurs, Science, and Social Studies) include expertly-levelled text, fully narrated by professional voice-over artists to provide essential scaffolds for struggling readers and English language learners. PebbleGo employs a streamlined interface, animated highlighting, educational videos and games, and encompassing activities which teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they’ve learned. The database is available over the Internet 24/7 as an annual subscription for enrolled students. During the 2017-18 school year alone, students viewed 116 million articles in the databases. Over 3 million students use PebbleGo.
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 www.CapstonePub.com.