Alive Studios is the creator of Letters alive®, Math alive®, and Storybooks alive™; supplemental curriculum programs that use Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance the learning experience. Alive Studios programs are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Alive Studios programs can be used for on-level PreK-Kindergarten instruction or with ESL, RTI, at risk, and special needs students up to Grade 3. These Augmented Reality programs are designed to build competence in sentence building, sight words, sound recognition, basic math skills, and more.

Each Alive Studios program supports multiple learning styles by appealing to students through sight, sound, interactivity, and immediate positive feedback.

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  • Letters alive

    The first supplemental reading program based on Augmented Reality learning.

  • Math alive

    Utilize exciting Augmented Reality technology at school to help students learn about numbers.

  • Learning alive

    Includes both the Letters alive and Math alive starter kits, along with bonus Storybooks alive content.

The Letters alive program applies the best practices of strengthening reading skills through a combination of phonemic awareness instruction, phonetics, sight word recognition, word building, sentence building, writing, fluency, and vocabulary.

According to an independent study, Letters alive education led to:

  • A 48% increase in letter naming fluency
  • A 112% increase in letter sound fluency
  • High engagement in students with attention difficulties

Math alive similarly enhances basic math and number sense skills through fun, effective Augmented Reality games that stress visual learning and pattern recognition.

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Letters alive is the first supplemental reading program based on Augmented Reality technology. It includes a full year of lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

These educational programs allow learners to interact with a kingdom of 26 entertaining, intelligent animals – each representing a letter in the alphabet – who virtually come alive in the hands of students. Also featured are 200+ interactive student activities.

Letters alive applies research-based best practices that make language education more engaging and interactive than ever before. Each Letters alive starter kit includes:

  • Full school year of standards-aligned supplemental language curriculum
  • Letters alive software on USB flash drive
  • One User License
  • Teacher lesson plan manual
  • Card tracking mat
  • 26 alphabet posters
  • 94 PreK & Kindergarten sight word cards
  • Keyboard shortcuts sticker set
  • Ziggi USB camera and box stand
  • Card sorting box
  • Training videos

Letters alive’s Augmented Reality technology requires no 3D glasses. Letters alive is also available as turn-key solutions, which can include all of the above in addition to an HP laptop, desktop, touch panel monitor, and product storage cart with built-in audio system

The Math alive series utilizes Alive Studios’ exciting Augmented Reality technology to help students learn about numbers and improve their number sense. With a focus on exciting, skill-based learning games, Math alive engages students’ eyes and ears to make math more fun than ever before. Immediate feedback ensures students get a clear and positive response to their studies.

Each Math alive starter kit includes:

  • Full school year of standards-aligned supplemental math curriculum
  • Math alive software on USB flash drive
  • One User License
  • Teacher lesson plan manual
  • Card tracking mat
  • 45 skill-based learning games
  • 41 teacher cards that activate the Augmented Reality activities
  • 10 number cards
  • 10 animal cards
  • 9 color cards
  • 7 (2D) shape cards
  • 5 (3D) shape cards
  • Ziggi USB camera and box stand
  • Card sorting box
  • Training videos

Like Letters alive, Math alive is also available in turn-key bundles that contain pre-loaded HP computers and audio-integrated storage carts, in addition to the items listed above.

The Learning alive™ Suite includes both the full Letters alive and Math alive Augmented Reality starter kits, along with bonus Storybooks alive content. Storybooks alive are interactive storybooks for learners ages 3 – 8 that include interactive games, highlighted vocabulary words, and optional narration.

Already a Letters alive or Math alive user? The Learning alive Upgrade Program allows you to send in your existing Letters/Math alive USB flash drive to receive a special promotional credit. Contact a Follett representative for more information about upgrading.

What's in the box? The suite includes everything you need to get up and running:

  • One Ziggi USB camera and box stand
  • One Tracking Mat (for cards)
  • One Card-sorting box
  • Letters alive software, cards & posters
  • Math alive software & cards
  • Storybooks alive - 3 Interactive Stories on a USB Flash Drive

The suite also includes:

  • A full year of lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards and TEKS
  • Video tutorials and quick start guide