# Schools Osmo

More than schools use Osmo to change the way kids collaborate, create, think critically, and communicate.

## Meet Osmo

Osmo enables the iPad and iPhone to merge the power of physical play with the digital advantages of real-time feedback. Playing beyond the screen invites students to collaborate on tables or floors while manipulating tangible game pieces such as number tiles, letter tiles, and coding blocks.

Osmo’s growing collection of apps for iPad and iPhone cross subject areas and include various challenge levels for students of differing abilities.

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### Words

Words provides on-screen clues to mystery words. Students use letter tiles to spell their answers. Designed to feel like a challenging game, Words is a powerful tool to differentiate instruction.

• Reading - Develops the foundational skills surrounding letter recognition and decoding. As they gain proficiency and confidence, students are required to spell progressively challenging words.

• Vocabulary - Connects images to words and supports the creation of customizable albums of words and images.

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### Coding

Coding Awbie introduces the foundational skills of programming as kids join Awbie on a strawberry-munching adventure.

• Computational Thinking - Teaches programming through exploring the functions of decomposed parts, detecting patterns, and crafting algorithms.

• Logical Reasoning - Integrates the “loop” block that reflects multiplicative thinking and the “if this, then…” block that highlights cause-and-effect.

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### Numbers

Numbers helps students dive into math. Moving number tiles in this undersea world makes math fast and intuitive.

• Number Sense - Fosters understanding of counting, relative values, addition, concatenation, and multiplication using physical tiles of dots and digits.

• Cognitive Flexibility - Encourages experimenting with multiple solutions to mathematical problems through open-ended play.

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### Pizza Co.

Pizza Co. turns students into entrepreneurs as they make pizzas to order, calculate change, and invest their profits to upgrade their shop.

• Math - Highlights comparisons of number values and fractions.

• Nonverbal Communication - Animated customers give instant feedback via facial expressions and body language. Students use this feedback to inform their next move.

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### Tangram

Tangram invites students to use tangible puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes. With each success, the screen lights up in celebration.

• Spatial Reasoning - Encourages students to compare, manipulate, and transform geometric pieces to assemble the shapes.

• Self-Correction - Provides instant visual and auditory feedback during gameplay.

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### Newton

Newton challenges students to guide falling on-screen objects into a target zone. Students experiment, by drawing shapes or using everyday items, to control the path of descent.

• STEM - Integrates the rules of physics and gravity in the motion of falling balls.

• Creativity - Fosters inventive ideas through open-ended puzzles and escalating challenges.

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### Masterpiece

Masterpiece transforms any image into simple outlines. This interactive tool helps students create drawings with perfect proportions.

• Hand-Eye Coordination - Students improve their dexterity while recreating their favorite images.

• Self-Expression - Develops individuality through choices in art creations.

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### Monster

Monster brings drawings to life. Students help Mo, a furry orange friend, by drawing his world and sharing an adventure with him.

• English as a Second Language - Cements understanding of new vocabulary and comprehension through interactive activities with Mo.

• Listening Skills - Pulls students into a story in which Mo asks them to contribute specific drawings.

## 1. Collaboration

Bring students together naturally. Osmo’s open game play encourages interaction and collaboration, allowing for the development of social-emotional skills. Students learn by engaging, and with Osmo, teachers are able to promote open-ended interaction and learning through discovery.

## 2. Communication

Open lines of communication with Osmo. As students work together to overcome the different challenges in each app, they also learn cooperation, gain social and emotional understanding of their peers, recognize the strengths of others in the group, and foster leadership skills.

## 3. Creativity

Osmo provides a platform for free form expression. By incorporating real world items into game play, students are not limited by the apps’ programming. Unlimited solutions encourage students to think outside the box and find answers as unique as the students themselves.

## 4. Critical Thinking

The different Osmo apps tap into a student’s curiosity and creativity to encourage hands-on problem solving and social skill development. Working alone or in groups, our apps provide the right amount of challenge, pushing the students to continue developing their skill sets and challenge themselves. It’s learning through play!

## Teach with Osmo

### 21st Century Skills

Inspires creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration

### Easy as 1, 2, 3

Easy to install, introduce, oversee, and pack away without professional development training

### Continuous Support

Osmo Support and Advisory Team, staffed by teachers for teachers

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