Source: The Toy Book

In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design speaks with Shannon Gale, director and brand manager of JumpStart Games (formerly JumpStart Academy) for a discussion about remote learning for kids in elementary school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gale has been on the front lines of the changing educational system as JumpStart creates products for use ay home and in school covering reading, science, and math.

On the show, Gale explains how her decision to become a kindergarten teacher opened the door to become a part of JumpStart and the key elements needed to produce a truly educational game. Additionally, Albritton and Gale discuss the sliding scale of educational apps and the development nuances required to target a particular educational outcome. Finally, the duo discusses the crossover of digital and physical learning and what JumpStart is doing to reduce the burden on parents and teachers.

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