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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lakeshore Learning software review and giveaway!


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Lakeshore Learning recently gave me the opportunity to review their software products. We love Lakeshore! They always have such fun products for teaching, and I've often used their Teacher's Corner site for some of the free printables they offer. If you're not familiar with Lakeshore, you must check it out!

There's so many great resources for teachers, parents, and the kiddos! I jumped at the chance to review the software, because it's so nice to have educational game options! My kids love video games, computer, and all things technology, so I knew this software was going to be a hit with my youngest.

After browsing the selections, I went with Kooky Carnival: An interactive context clues game.


Children use context clues to determine the meanings of words—as they speed around a kooky carnival & collect tickets to win! Our action-packed, interactive game is played just like a regular board game—only with lively animation and sound effects that get the whole class super-excited about learning…plus pop-up hazards & surprise bonuses that add to the fun. To play, students simply read short, level-appropriate passages on the screen, then use context clues to answer questions about what they’ve read. Each correct answer earns players a carnival ticket—but they’ll have to give it back if they get stuck in long lines or soaked on the log ride! For Mac/Win.


Targets standards in these areas:
• Understanding & analyzing text
• Using context clues to determine meaning
• Recalling details from text






The outcome? My son loved this game! He liked the having the option to "read" something other than his regular books, and I liked having the option to give him! It is great way to pump up vocabulary skills and master context clues. We highly recommend!

I love watching him read. It's the best feeling in the world!

Can you tell he got it right? 
So the good news? Lakeshore is offering one of you a downloadable copy of the software of your choice!

Mandatory entry:
Visit  www.lakeshorelearning.com and leave me a comment telling me which software item you would like. 
Be sure to include your email address in your comment. 

Additional entries:
Please leave a comment for each additional entry. 
*Like Lakeshore on Facebook.
*Follow Lakeshore on Twitter
*Subscribe to Stories from the Shoebox by RSS or email
*Follow me on Twitter.
*Like Stories from the Shoebox on Facebook
*Tweet or Share this giveaway on your page and leave me a link back in the comments. 

ALSO!
For the entire month of February Lakeshore is also offering a special promotion: Buy one software title, get one at 50% off. Customers may just enter coupon code 7349 at checkout or print the coupon and bring it to our store.

I was provided a complimentary of the software described in this post in exchange for my honest feedback. All opinions are 100% mine. 





15 Comments:

At February 11, 2012 at 10:36 AM , Anonymous Teresa (Embracing the Spectrum) said...

Phonemic Awareness Interactive Games - Complete Set

 
At February 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM , Anonymous Teresa (Embracing the Spectrum) said...

You're alread "liked" on FB

 
At February 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM , Blogger LisaAnn said...

I think I would choose Pirate Island.

 
At February 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM , Blogger LisaAnn said...

Already fb friends

 
At February 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM , Blogger LisaAnn said...

Subscribed via email

 
At February 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM , Blogger LisaAnn said...

Like Lakeshore on fb

 
At February 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM , Blogger Julie said...

I love Lakeshore materials!

 
At February 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Babes Mami said...

what goes together? software!
smartinez03 at live dot com

 
At February 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Babes Mami said...

I like you on facebook as Stephanie M
smartinez03 at live dot com

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM , Blogger A (Daily) Woman said...

I like the Star Power Following Direction game.

I am not sure if this contest is still open I didnt see a date. I hope so.
Laceylong27574atgmaildotcom

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:33 AM , Blogger A (Daily) Woman said...

Like Lakeshore on FB laceyl

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:33 AM , Blogger A (Daily) Woman said...

Follow Lakeshore on Twitter @ASDsupportNC

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM , Blogger A (Daily) Woman said...

Follow you via Google Reader

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:35 AM , Blogger A (Daily) Woman said...

Follow you on Twitter @ASDsupportNC

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:37 AM , Blogger A (Daily) Woman said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/#!/ASDsupportNC/status/175092206716190720

 

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