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Uptown Education is an educational software application with a young, hip-hop theme. The software provides students with an effective learning environment that is fun and engaging. At the same time, the software also gives teachers and administrators the ability to monitor their students' work.

Our member schools spoke and we listened. We based our entire product development schedule for the new school year on the feedback our users provided. Here are just some of updates for 2012-13:
  • Mapping of our extensive content database to the Common Core State Standards Initiative
  • Our nationally recognized early reader program, Samson's Classroom, has been integrated into Uptown
  • Dozens of reading passages have been added and we increased the emphasis on the types of questions you asked for like main idea, sequencing, inferencing and more
  • Addition of more than 2,000 spelling words from the user request list
  • New animation, new screens, new design and a whole new look and feel
Showdown Series
Showdown Series uses a game show format to reinforce the material you are teaching in your classroom. Choose from our database of 40,000 questions based on national standards or create your own content within the Admin Console.
Sight Words with Samson
Sight Words with Samson contains everything you need to help your students master the 224 most commonly used words in the English language. This program is an absolute must for any early reader.
The Statewide geography game features an interactive map of the U.S. that helps students learn all about the states, their location, capital and more. Statewide also features several quiz components that provide instant feedback to students.
Spelling with Samson
Spelling with Samson's engaging interface captivates young users and provides educators with the tools they need to help their students take their spelling ability to the next level.
Factoids is a digital flashcard interface that gives students an opportunity to learn about inventions, planets, animals and more. It also helps them learn how to conduct online research.
Reading with Samson
The patented user feedback system in Reading with Samson makes for a cutting edge software product that helps students analyze reading material and learn how to draw conclusions and answer questions based on that material.

• For Grades K-8 • Customizable Content
• Web-Based • Standards-Based
• Mac & PC Compatible • Statistical Tracking
• Over 3 Million Games Played • Exceptional Customer Support
• Online Training Videos • NYSSL Approved
• Samson's Classroom Included • In Over 1,000 Schools

The Common Core State Standards Initiative was created to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help. As an endorsing partner of the CCSSI, Knowledge Wand is always looking for new ways to support that mission. Our highest priority for the 2012-13 school year is mapping content to initiative standards in an effort to support our member schools' efforts to improve the quality of the education their students receive.
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