Avenues: The World School Selects Tales2Go as its Audio Book Provider

Flagship New York City campus of new independent school finds its audio book solution for individualized mobile learning
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Sept. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Washington D.C. September 25, 2012- Tales2Go Inc., the leading audio book streaming solution for schools, today announced Avenues: The World School has selected Tales2Go as their audio book provider of choice.  Avenues’ educators and students alike will have on-demand access to thousands of audio books and stories from leading publishers and storytellers to play on both their Macbook Air and iPads (i.e. a 1+1 program) that have been issued to the school community.

“Tales2Go was the best audio book solution for Avenues: The World School,” said Meg Wilson, technology integrator and Apple Distinguished Educator. “We wanted students to have access to audio books on their laptops and tablet devices, whether in the classroom or beyond.  With instant and unlimited access to thousands of books and stories, Tales2Go gives our educators and students great flexibility in selecting and listening to just-right titles, when and where convenient.  Viewing reading as the portal to virtually all learning, we place a large emphasis on developing literacy skills.  Since audio books expose kids to vocabulary and build critical listening, fluency and comprehension skills, we were in search of a 21st Century audio book solution to aid in student achievement and match the school’s commitment to mobile technology."

William Weil, CEO of Tales2Go said, “Tales2Go is honored to be selected by Avenues: The World School.  We couldn’t agree more that getting students excited about and skilled at reading is critical to both academic and life success.” Weil adds, “Mobile technology is breathing new life into the audio book market.  As more and more schools embrace 1:1 and now 1+1 technology models, we look forward to championing the benefits of listening in the digital age.”

For readers at all levels, and particularly those who struggle with reading skills or visual learning, Tales2Go supplements their education. By example, many current subscribers use Tales2Go in concert with printed text, bringing oral and decoding skills together. In fact, a recent study showed that student achievement increased measurably when a listening component was added to reading instruction.

ABOUT Avenues: The World School

Avenues: The World School has just opened its flagship campus in the Chelsea area of New York City for nursery through ninth grade (with grades 10-12 opening in the next three years). The Chelsea campus, on the High Line, is envisioned to be the first of a worldwide system of schools around the world all teaching the same curriculum. Started in 2009 by Chris Whittle, Alan Greenberg and Benno Schmidt, Avenues is planned to be one highly-integrated “learning community,” connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the wonders of modern technology and a highly-talented headquarters team located in New York City.

For more information, please contact Avenues at 212-935-5000.

Tales2Go offers a free, 30-day trial as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools. For more information, visit www.tales2go.com

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