Tools

At Bridge International Academies, we’re committed to hands-on learning for every child and technology to standardize success.  Below are some examples of the manipulatives and applications we’ve developed to help us do both.

  • Across All Classes

    • Tablets

      Tablets

      Tablets don’t just display scripted lessons, they also record attendance and assessment scores and track lesson pacing and pupil comprehension in real time thanks to our proprietary software.

    • Smartphones

      Smartphones

      Our smarphone application allows Academy Managers to seamlessly sync their academy’s tablets, pupil admissions, tuition payments, instructional monitoring, and more with Bridge headquarters.

    • Storybooks

      Storybooks

      Storybooks are locally developed using characters and situations with which pupils can relate.  We have a range of storybooks for every Bridge International Academies class from Nursery to Upper Primary.

    • Homework books

      Homework books

      Homework books provide pupils with a review of their day’s lessons, a place to do their homework, and a way to show their parents what they’ve learned and how much they’ve progressed.

    • Signals

      Signals

      Acronyms, signals, and other nonverbal communications for classroom routines enforce positive behavioral management.  We also use a variety of instructional songs.

  • Early Child Development

    • Slates

      Slates

      We provide all ECD pupils with slates.  These miniature chalkboards allow pupils to practice writing without the need for paper, which can be cost-prohibitive to parents.

    • Colored counters

      Colored counters

      Colored counters, which are essentially bottle caps and their plastic rings, are used to teach color recognition, fine motor skills, counting, and other basic mathematical concepts.

    • Ten frames

      Ten frames

      Repurposed egg cartons serve as ten frames, grounding pupils in early counting skills in base 10 and explaining concepts like counting, addition, subtraction, and even fractions in a natural setting.

    • Class workbooks

      Class workbooks

      Class workbooks are custom-made to match what the teacher is writing on the board so that ECD pupils can color, trace, and complete patterns while they gain fine motor skills.

    • Educational toys

      Educational toys

      Additional educational toys, such as building blocks, lacing cards, puzzles, and paper dolls, are routinely used to help pupils develop fine motor skills and reinforce class content.

  • Primary Education

    • Reader sets

      Reader sets

      Two complimenting books offer fiction and nonfiction stories.  Together, they teach pupils phonics in addition to reading comprehension, interpretation, analysis, and problem solving, too.

    • Geoboards

      Geoboards

      Geoboards allow pupils to perform complex algorithms, such as multiplication, division, fractions, plane geometry, and even basic algebra, simply by shifting a rubber band on a 10×10 grid.

    • National Exam Prep

      National Exam Prep

      These classes help pupils understand the language, problem types, and test taking strategies needed to pass important national exams, such at the KCPE in Kenya.

    • Science kits

      Science kits

      Science kits, containing compasses, weather instruments, magnifying glasses, soil samples, plastic containers for experiments, and more, give pupils another opportunity to learn by doing.

    • Maps

      Maps

      Maps and satellite imagery allow pupils to see firsthand how the world is laid out.  They start by studying the world as a whole, but eventually learn to map their own communities and academies, too.