In this Education City review we will take a look at who Education City is and what they have to offer. We will also talk a little about the Education City free trial for those that are interested in learning more about Education City. Education City is a website offering online education activities designed primarily for PreK to 6th grade students. Topics covered include: Math, Language Arts, Science, and ELL (English Language Learners). There are currently more than 15,000 schools worldwide use Education City activities. With more than 1,000 activities that are designed to coincide with state curriculum standards the Education City activities will me complimentary to the current curriculum and teaching methods being used.
The Education City website includes reviews from teachers and parents as well as a forum where users can discuss all the options available at Education City. Even if schools in your area are not using the Education City activities, parents can sign up for the service and allow children a safe place online to have fun and learn or reinforce skills learned at school. The Education City team has recently added an all new interactive world called StigandSten.com, an interactive site designed specifically for at home support in Math, Language Arts and Science.
Many Education City activities are designed to work as interactive whiteboard or smart board activities allowing teachers to use the activities in a classroom or group setting. The program monitors student achievements and identifies weaknesses to help teachers see where and how they can best help each student. In our Education City review we found that Education City prices start out around $120 for the 6th grade module and the PreK-5th grade modules are all $375 and the StigandSten is only $49.95 for a full year. The great news is that you don’t have to invest any money before you try it out because the Education City free trial will allow individuals or schools to try the activities free to see if it is something that will work for your needs.
Education City offers free upgrades for many things including a free upgrade for those states that have adopted the new Common Core Standards. For technical support Education City provides a toll free number available from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (CST) or a live chat feature to help with basic questions. For in depth training they offer a number of targeted training sessions that last about 30 minutes each and cost $50. On site training is also available at $600 per day plus the travel costs (air fare and hotel accommodations) for the resource specialists (based in Chicago).
Before making a purchase, use the Education City free trial and check out the forums and user reviews. The more you understand how the program works and what it is designed to do the easier it will be to get started. Read our Education City Review on EducationBug.org for more information about what Education City is, who should use Education City, and how to use Education City.