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Detroit Schools Choose Innovative Movie Maker to Fuel Creativity and Boost Test Scores
Underperforming school districts across Detroit are using Education Company QWK2LRN and Xtranormal’s movie making technology to fuel student writing and improve English and Language Arts scores
“QWK2LRN has been working with many facets of education since the mid-90’s. We’ve seen great success with our pilot programs, raising both Math and English Language arts comprehensive scores all over the country,” comments James Hare, QWK2LRN CTO. “By providing the students with the ability to visually explain their thoughts and understanding, we are engaging them at a much deeper level. We have found that students retain more, and are more invested in classroom assignments when they are having fun creating animations with Xtranormal’s movie maker.”
“Xtranormal is an exceptional tool for motivating our students to write and rewrite their short essays. QWK2LRN consistently brings compelling tools to our teachers that allow us to effectively use technology to motivate students,” says Edith Hightower, Superintendent at Highland Park City Schools.
Initially developed as storyboarding tool for film and TV professionals, the company changed strategy in 2010 to focus on Consumers, Educators and Small Businesses. The “Xtranormal Video Revolution” ensued, with over 4-million people worldwide making movies – spanning consumers looking to have fun – to educators looking for new, creative teaching methods – to businesses generating user content for private brand labels, like Toyota’s current Auto-Biography Facebook Campaign.
“Thousands of schools are currently using Xtranormal across the country – students as young as elementary school levels are easily creating high quality movies for their classrooms,”
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Xtranormal brings movie-making magic to the masses. Their motto, “if you can type, you can make movies,” inspires creativity and transcends generations - from a 4th grade student completing a video project, to an affluent advertising firm creating a private label for a B2B client. Xtranormal’s contagious technology has made it a viral sensation with millions of users playing out their movie-making dreams through the simple act of typing. To learn more, visit www.xtranormal.com, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.