|[March 12, 2014]
Hatch, Inc. Addresses Technology Durability in Early Childhood Classrooms
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
the leading education technology provider for early learning, today
announced the exclusive availability of a high definition touchscreen Hatch®
Display and Hatch®
Interactive Whiteboard for early childhood education. Both of the
new education-specific products address the concern about reliability of
technology in classrooms, and about the durability of computer-based
learning systems for the early childhood education market.
The new, interactive Hatch Display is a 55" high definition touchscreen system, purpose-built for the early childhood classroom. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Today, if technology fails in the classroom, learning in that classroom
stops," said Ginny
Norton, President of Hatc. "As more than 500,000 children have
experienced Hatch interactive whiteboard software in the classroom, we
understand the impact bad hardware choices have on learning. Building
upon our 30 year history of supporting at-risk children and the
educators who serve them, Hatch developed hardware
as innovative and reliable as our software."
The Hatch high definition interactive display is a 55" touchscreen
system, purpose-built for the classroom. "We identified this as the
optimal size for young children," noted Marian Soare, Hatch's Technology
Director. "We carefully selected hardware components to meet the size,
safety and durability requirements
of preschool and kindergarten classrooms."
As a complement to the interactive display, Hatch also offers a new
interactive whiteboard. "Reliability was the largest driving influencer
during component selection for our interactive whiteboard," said Soare.
"Just a few years ago, technology may have been optional in a learning
environment, but now it is increasingly integral to a teacher's day and
undependable hardware is no longer an option."
Both the interactive display and whiteboard systems are built to run
award-winning Hatch software for interactive whiteboards. TeachSmart®
by Hatch provides over 1,650 standards-based, interactive
whiteboard activities in Spanish and English for preschoolers.
CoreFocus® by Hatch offers 2,400 award-winning, interactive
whiteboard activities for K-1 that meet or exceed Common Core
standards. Both systems support personalized learning with digital
portfolios, advanced lesson planning and content management tools.
About Hatch®, the Early Learning Experts:
Since 1984, Hatch®
has helped more than 500,000 children acquire essential skills to
succeed in school and beyond. From classroom supplies and education
materials, to interactive hardware and adaptive software, Hatch
is the leading early learning solutions provider nationwide.
Child-appropriate hardware; research-based content tied to standards;
and individualized progress monitoring tools combine to create complete
classroom solutions that improve fundamental math, literacy, and
social-emotional skills. For more information, visit www.HatchEarlyLearning.com.
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