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Subject: Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Language Arts, Dual Language
Grade Level: PK-K
Yes, Remote Learning Compatible
What is Sparkito! Kinder?
Sparkito! Kinder is the third solution in our English Spanish Success program. It provides teachers with an easy to use, guided program for language acquisition that compliments any Spanish or English Pre-K and Kindergarten learning environment.
Sparkito! Kinder contains multimedia content mixing songs with vocabulary reinforcement and student activities arranged in thematic units and instantly translatable (audio and on screen text) in Spanish and English. The program is available through a web-based portal to help promote parental involvement and access to the content outside the classroom.
Sparkito! subscriptions are $249.95/year per classroom.
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Subject: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, Dual Language
Grade Levels: Pre K - K
Teaching Method: Teacher Led In-Classroom, Individual Learning
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox
Remote Learning: Yes
What Makes Sparkito! Different?
Unlike traditional ESL of bilingual programs, the Sparkito! content was written by a content team of native Spanish speakers living and working in Monterey, Mexico. From pronunciation, to word choice and sentence structure, it will be quite obvious that this program features 100% "authentic language."
Effective instructional design and pedagogy
In Sparkito!, teachers will have the ability to teach concepts in a variety of way utilizing multiple modalities. Music is heavily used throughout the program and is a great way to create "sticky" content for kids.
Leverages your existing classroom technology
All a teacher really needs to make use of this content is a classroom projector. However if you have Interactive White Boards in your classrooms (SMART, Promethean, etc) this is the perfect way to put those technologies into use.
The Sparkito! Instructional Model
Engage students with Sparkito! "Sing & Learn" lesson
Reinforce vocabulary using digital flashcards
Check for understanding using interactive student activities
Congrats! You have achieved English Spanish Success!
Although there are a variety of ways to use the content, this is one very typical example of the "flow" of lesson delivery that a teacher would use. The lesson will begin with a fun and engaging "sing and learn" (which is also a perfect opportunity for sing-along) and then will immediately flow into reinforcing vocabulary. Then you can finish with some hands-on opportunities to check for understanding. Because 100% of the content is available in both languages, the teachers are always able to choose which language "mode" to be in at a particular time. For example, if your bilingual model is 50/50, the teacher could easily flip back and forth even in 1 instructional period.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am getting an error message when Sparkito! first loads, what do I do?
If you're seeing an error message when Sparkito loads, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include the error message or a screenshot so we can diagnose the problem.
Can I copy Sparkito! to my computer or another device?
No, Sparkito only runs in the browser and cannot be copied locally to a computer or other device.
Can I use Sparkito! on an interactive whiteboard?
Yes! Sparkito! will work with interactive whiteboards as long as a supported browser is used to run the program.
Can I use Sparkito! on my Mac?
Yes! Sparkito! runs in your browser and works on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
How do I activate my Sparkito! code or access the program?
Use the buttons below to visit the Sparkito.com website. You will need to activate your Sparkito! code before you can access the program.
Who is Sparkito?
Sparkito is our official mascot. He is raising the bar for all animals in the education world because he believes in truly innovating the classroom. Fun digital activities that engage and promote language skills for all Spanish and English early learners is what makes his tail wag. Sparkito is also a friend to communities and peers who recognize language acquisition with education is the way to english Spanish success. Did we mention he likes to dance?
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