Monday, January 26, 2015

ESGI makes my life so much easier!

Meet long time ESGI user and Kindergarten teacher Mary H. from Maryville, Illinois. (Yes, Mary lives in Maryville!)

The 25 year veteran teacher is in the process of completing her Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Mary shares with ESGI, "I enjoy getting the Kinders who barely know any letters of the alphabet at the beginning of the year and then seeing them get to the point of recognizing and sounding out very one to me!"

To help Mary assess her students and track their progress, Mary uses ESGI with her class of 20.  "We love using ESGI Software, and have used it for the past three school years. It really makes my life so much easier!"  And help making life easier for a teacher is something we at ESGI strive to do. "I just love the "Ah-ha!" experiences my students have when they finally get a concept they had struggled to master."

Mary's small elementary mission school of 193 students is located in East St. Louis, Illinois and is supported by hundreds of donors across the United States.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Growing Young Writers

Teaching children how to write is very different from teaching children how to think of themselves as writers.  Teaching writing involves learning to hold the pencil properly, to slant the paper and to form the letters within the guidelines. While it is true that written language must be legible, learning to do this is very different from generating ideas worthy of being written down.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015


Where Did The Idea For Bootcamp Come From?

Monday, January 05, 2015

ESGI's New Year, New Website Scavenger Hunt

Join the ESGI Website Scavenger Hunt as you explore our new site. The contest runs from January 5th – January 12th. To successfully complete this scavenger hunt you must collect the correct answers to all 7 questions. You'll be directed through Woobox to answer this series of questions, and automatically be entered into the drawing to win a NEW iPad Mini! All answers can be found on our new website.