WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hatch®, the leading education technology provider for early learning, today announced the exclusive availability of a high definition touchscreen Hatch® Display and Hatch® Interactive Whiteboard for early childhood education. Both of the new education-specific products address the concern about reliability of technology in classrooms, and about the durability of computer-based learning systems for the early childhood education market.
“Today, if technology fails in the classroom, learning in that classroom stops,” said Ginny Norton, President of Hatch. “As more than 500,000 children have experienced Hatch interactive whiteboard software in the classroom, we understand the impact bad hardware choices have on learning. Building upon our 30 year history of supporting at-risk children and the educators who serve them, Hatch developed hardware as innovative and reliable as our software.”
The Hatch high definition interactive display is a 55” touchscreen system, purpose-built for the classroom. “We identified this as the optimal size for young children,” noted Marian Soare, Hatch’s Technology Director. “We carefully selected hardware components to meet the size, safety and durability requirements of preschool and kindergarten classrooms.”
As a complement to the interactive display, Hatch also offers a new interactive whiteboard. “Reliability was the largest driving influencer during component selection for our interactive whiteboard,” said Soare. “Just a few years ago, technology may have been optional in a learning environment, but now it is increasingly integral to a teacher’s day and undependable hardware is no longer an option.”
Both the interactive display and whiteboard systems are built to run award-winning Hatch software for interactive whiteboards. TeachSmart® by Hatch provides over 1,650 standards-based, interactive whiteboard activities in Spanish and English for preschoolers. CoreFocus® by Hatch offers 2,400 award-winning, interactive whiteboard activities for K-1 that meet or exceed Common Core standards. Both systems support personalized learning with digital portfolios, advanced lesson planning and content management tools.
About Hatch®, the Early Learning Experts:
Since 1984, Hatch® has helped more than 500,000 children acquire essential skills to succeed in school and beyond. From classroom supplies and education materials, to interactive hardware and adaptive software, Hatch is the leading early learning solutions provider nationwide. Child-appropriate hardware; research-based content tied to standards; and individualized progress monitoring tools combine to create complete classroom solutions that improve fundamental math, literacy, and social-emotional skills. For more information, visit www.HatchEarlyLearning.com.