WASHINGTON, D.C. - 09/25/2018 (PRESS RELEASE JET)
A set of 50 flashcards featuring the U.S. Presidents is the PERFECT teaching aid for the classroom AND home!
[Nashville, Tennessee, September, 25, 2018] - Making education accessible is a major challenge. At a time that budgets are being cut, distractions abound, and time is more in demand than ever, creator and artist Yoni Limor wanted to build a new tool to make teaching and learning history fun and engaging.
We all know the challenges that children and educators face, both in school and at home. To that end, Yoni and Pencil Ink Academy are extremely excited to announce Pencil Ink Academy's first project: "The American Presidents" Flashcards!
Organization Summary: Pencil Ink Academy was founded to help foster and nurture future generations, and to help create a society where knowledge is revered, not ridiculed. Yoni Limor, founder of Pencil Ink Academy, is the father to a 3 year old son and a newborn daughter. He has recently been contemplating the future educational and political environment his children will live in. Now more than ever, we need to be reminded of the potency, prominence, and prestige of the most powerful position in America.
Featuring all 45 Presidents from Washington to Trump, these cards are designed to be not only educational, but entertaining and engaging for elementary students everywhere.
Campaign Announcement: Pencil Ink Academy will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to make these cards a reality on October 1st, 2018 at noon CST. The campaign will run through the entire month of October and is looking for support from educators, parents, and history minded citizens everywhere. The campaign can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yonilimor/1544262090?ref=576037&token=982d29e8
The Process and Research: When you look at the front side of a flashcard and think of the answer, you are engaging a mental faculty known as active recall. In other words, you are attempting to remember the concept from scratch rather than simply staring at the passage in your textbook or recognizing it on a multiple choice quiz. Active recall has been proven to create stronger neuron connections for that memory trace. And because flashcards can so easily facilitate repetition, they are the best way to create multiple memory-enhancing recall events.
During our research and development phase, we went to great lengths to assure that these cards were both artistically and educationally engaging. They aren't just fun to look at, these cards contain systems by which to learn and do more than memorize some presidential trivia.
People can sign up to stay in the know about launch info, backer rewards, and get sneak peeks of the deck and cards on our Instagram and Facebook pages @PencilinkAcademy
Educator Feedback and Quotes:
"Learning in a game format is a great way for our students to explore American History. These cards have the flexibility of use as a timeline, a "Guess Who?" format, research points, differentiating instruction- the possibilities are endless." Lois M.— 8th Grade Special Education/Social Studies
"As an AP US History teacher I like that these can be used for quick reviews, comparisons between presidents and spark conversations in an engaging way." - Mari H. — AP US History
"I can’t wait to play a “headband” style review game with these cards. There are so many fun, engaging way to use them in classrooms of all ages." - Jessica H. — 11th Grade US History
"Well done. This is useful to supplement presidential studies." - Richard D. — High School Special Education US History
Together, backers and Pencil Ink Academy can help preserve history education for our kids in new and exciting ways.
Yoni Limor, Creator and Founder
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