|By Business Wire||
|September 10, 2012 03:10 PM EDT||
Dallas teacher Rebecca McPherson has developed Teaching Table, an iPad application that allows teachers to create interactive math lessons for their students. The app lets students learn and solve problems by interacting with digital manipulatives — visual representations of math concepts.
Rebecca received an iPad from Richardson ISD and was excited to integrate this new technology into her teaching. However, she found few educational apps that came close to what she needed. “Most of the math apps were games focusing on very specific topics,” says Rebecca. “I would have had to buy an app for every new concept. I wanted an app that allowed me to match my curriculum year round.”
That’s when Rebecca partnered with app development team Arie Litovsky and Paul Ingram. Together, they created an app that addressed these issues. Teaching Table features the ability for teachers to create and share lessons with one another. “I can now create lessons in minutes and present them to the whole class. Then I have students work with the iPad as a group or independently,” says Rebecca. “I love sharing the lessons I’ve made with my colleagues. I can also e-mail lessons to parents which lets students continue mastering concepts at home.”
“Some math concepts are very abstract for students,” explains Arie. “With Teaching Table, teachers can build iPad lessons that are engaging, interactive and help students visualize these concepts.”
Teaching Table currently covers topics from kindergarten through 6th grade, with virtual manipulatives such as place value blocks, coins, and fractions. The team is planning on expanding Teaching Table to junior high and high school in future updates.
“We will constantly add new widgets and features,” says Paul. “Our next step is to create an online marketplace where teachers can share lessons with others across the country. Or even around the world.”
Teaching Table is now available in the App Store at an introductory price of $2.99, and comes with over 70 pages of sample lessons to get you started.
About Teaching Table
Litovsky is a native of Paris, TX; Ingram of Beeville, TX; and McPherson of Duncanville, TX. Teaching Table is based in Dallas. The website is http://www.teachingtableapp.com
For questions contact Paul Ingram at 469-867-3519 or email email@example.com.
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