iStartSmart Computer for Kids
Adaptive teaching technology that improves outcomes
iStartSmart is a kid-friendly touchscreen computer preloaded with personalized, research-based early learning software. It monitors child progress as children play–showing administrators and teachers exactly what each child knows, and empowering teachers to make informed decisions about small and large group instruction.
Build School Readiness Skills
- Fully engaged learning means results
- Pinpoint exactly what each child knows
- Scaffolded levels in 18 core skill areas
- Progress data compiled at the individual, class, organization & district level
Learning Software that Monitors Child Progress
iStartSmart® by Hatch® is a revolutionary all-in-one touchscreen computer learning system for early childhood classrooms that focuses on developing 18 core skills essential for success in school and beyond. iStartSmart is more than a kid-friendly computer preloaded with software; the research-based learning system features adaptive teaching technology that ensures competency before moving children to more advanced levels. iStartSmart allows teachers to monitor each child’s progress every time they log into the system. Progress data is summarized in easy-to-understand reports that empower teachers to make informed instructional decisions–leading to improved learning outcomes and efficiencies in periodic data collection.
Research-Based Activities Align to Standards to Improve Outcomes
The education experts at Hatch developed iStartSmart specifically for early learners, so that children can independently access the system and be monitored as pre-readers. Aligned to early learning standards (NAEYC, Head Start Framework) and various assessments (e.g. Teaching Strategies GOLD), iStartSmart is a system that integrates with curriculums, assessments, and standards that you are implementing in your classrooms. The systems’ positive encouragement and rewards provide educational opportunities, while creating an engaging learning environment for children. The system automatically increases or decreases difficulty as children move through the 18 core skills. Teachers love iStartSmart because they can view detailed progress reports for each child and share this information with administrators and parents.