PBS Kids Releases Cyberchase Whiteboard App

In conjunction with the launch of the eighth season of PBS KIDS GO!’s Cyberchase, the show is releasing the Lucky Star app for SMART Board interactive whiteboards. The Lucky Star app will be structured as a game show hosted by Cyberchase character Jackie. The app was unveiled by SMART Technologies and PBS Kids at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Denver, Colo.

Questions in the game are designed to help children in grades 3 through 5 strengthen their skills in algebraic thinking, number and operations, geometry, measurement, and more. Students can play alone or in teams as they reason, collaborate, represent, and test their ideas. Teachers can create their own set of math problems tailored to a specific curriculum. The app features characters and props from the television series.

The whiteboard app can be downloaded at the Cyberchase website or the SMART Exchange website.

PBS KIDS GO! Launches Cyberchase Summer Challenge

PBS KIDS GO! will launch the eighth season of Cyberchase, a math-centric geared toward school-aged children, on June 25 with the premiere of the Cyberchase Summer Challenge. The initiative will feature eight weeks of new and encore episodes, with interactive content and nationwide outreach events designed to address the important of science, technology, engineering, and math.

The summer challenge will feature five new episodes that will air on Fridays from June 25 through July 23, followed by three encore episodes airing July 30 through August 13. There will also be a series of eight weekly online math-based challenges every Friday from June 25 to August 13, available at Cyberchase Online. Children can collect points and earn online rewards by completing challenges. All of the summer episodes will also be available for streaming at Cyberchase Online and on the PBS KIDS GO! video player starting on their premiere dates. Episodes will also be available for free download on the Cyberchase teachers and parents site.

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