Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st century available to schools on desktops & mobile devices
January 24, 2013- Houston, TX Grammaropolis, which has been hailed as the “Schoolhouse Rock of the 21st Century” is thrilled to announce that its animated grammar solution is now fully available to school districts nationwide. Developed by educators, for educators, Grammaropolis uses parts of speech as animated characters—starring in songs, books, and videos—whose personalities are based on the roles they play in the sentence. Access is now possible online through the website as well as their new Grammaropolis Complete Edition iOS App.
From the shady pronoun always trying to take the noun’s place to the motherly conjunction that just wants everyone to get along, Grammaropolis uses personified parts of speech to deliver classroom-tested lesson plans. Each lesson, created to address students’ unique learning styles, explains the role of a single part of speech as it relates to the others, using narrative, character, and conflict to show that relationship in action. Take a deep breath because Grammaropolis does the seemingly impossible: it makes learning grammar FUN!
Founder, and Mayor of Grammaropolis, Coert Voorhees comments, “People respond to story and character on a visceral level. Anyone can memorize the fact that an adverb modifies a verb, but if you show a video of an adverb ‘pulling over’ a verb and give him a ticket for speeding, saying, drive slowly, a student will make a deeper connection with that information.” He continues, “We’re making grammar lessons fun, and so far the response from teachers has been overwhelming.”
Combining original narrative-based learning content with more traditional quiz-based assessment, Grammaropolis also incorporates music from nationally acclaimed kindie rock artist, Doctor Noize. The Grammaropolis CD, which features songs in different musical genres for every part of speech, is available on iTunes and Amazon.
The company plans to add new iOS apps to its library, which already includes two apps that have reached the Top 10 in the Education category. Teachers With Apps named Grammaropolis as one of the best educational apps of 2012.
For more information about Grammaropolis, or to try it for yourself, please visit: http://grammaropolis.com/index.php
About Grammaropolis LLC
Grammaropolis LLC a multi-platform educational company that uses the parts of speech as animated characters starring in songs, books, games, and videos. The company’s first song, “Welcome to Grammaropolis,” was a Top 10 national hit on SiriusXM Radio’s Kids Place Live, and its first iOS App, Word Sort, reached the Top 10 in Paid Education Apps and was featured on the front page of the App Store under New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot. The company’s second iOS App, Grammaropolis, reached the Top 10 in Free Education and was also featured by Apple. Grammaropolis was created and refined in the ultimate proving ground: the classroom.
About the Mayor of Grammaropolis
Coert Voorhees taught 7th grade writing and grammar in Los Altos, CA, for six years. He is the award-winning author of several books for children and young adults, including The Brothers Torres (2009 American Library Association Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults), Storm Wrangler (2011), Lucky Fools (2012 Junior Library Guild Selection), and In Too Deep (2013 Junior Library Guild Selection). A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and he spent a year as the Visiting Writer in Residence at Rice University. In addition to his mayoral duties, Coert serves on the Advisory Boards of the Children’s Museum of Houston, Inprint Houston, and the Henry Strong Educational Foundation. The father of two was raised in New Mexico and now resides with his family in Houston.
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