Barrow Students are Banishing Boredom with Wandoo Planet

Lindsey Hill had a virtual visit with students at the David C. Barrow Elementary Media Center to introduce them to Wandoo Planet and get them ready explore and develop their interests over the Summer. Andy Plemmons, “I thought this would be the perfect launch to summer reading.  In the past, I’ve tried to get students… Read more »

Lindsey Hill Talks Wandoo Planet with Matthew Winner of Let’s Get Busy Podcast

“Lindsey Hill stops by to talk about Wandoo Planet (@WandooPlanet), the world’s first kid-powered interest genome.Evanced Games is on a mission with Wandoo Planet to banish boredom, connect kids with their interests, help readers discover new book loves, and support teachers in the process.”

Evanced Solutions aims to inspire kids to read

“Children are engaged by their interests. This is not a new concept, but we’re going about it a little differently. What we’re hoping for is that kids feel empowered to find the things they enjoy doing,  I want to see the needle move in reading deficiency across the country.”  Lindsey Hill, lead person for reading engagement initiatives… Read more »

Leap into Learning with Froggy Phonics

“Froggy Phonics is based on the popular, award-winning Edupress board game.  This app allows children to practice their phonetics skills with some hopping good fun!  Froggy Phonics inspires kids in grades K-2 (ages 4-8) to associate letters and letter groups with their sounds through the fun character, Froggy.” “One thing I really loved about this… Read more »

Born 2 Impress Reviews Tic-Tac Bananas

Jennifer at Born 2 Impress reviews Tic-Tac Bananas, an app that promotes literacy using word recognition, phonics and decoding in a tic-tac-toe format.  Jennifer discusses what she and her 7 year old daughter liked about the game, especially the 2-player format they enjoyed playing together.  “It is a great game to play with siblings and really… Read more »

Banish Boredom Tour Promotes Literacy With Technology

“The growing reading deficiency rates demonstrate that the literacy crisis is far from over. In fact, reading failure continues to be a growing national problem. More than 50 percent of children in affluent homes and 80 percent of children in less affluent homes are not reading proficiently. Reading drops off significantly after age nine. Motivating… Read more »