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iClassics.tv's mission is to breathe life into the world's greatest classic stories and invite a new generation to experience the magic of literary masterpieces. 

 

Each iClassics.tv production offers a powerful multi-media experience that marries the strengths of auditory and visual communication in one unique video format. Viewers can read, listen and watch simultaneously while gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of the classics. 

  • Full audio-book style voice overs by professional actors

 

  • Hollywood-quality music scores and sound effects

  • Stunning illustrations,  movements and animation techniques

  • Complete captions to read along with the story, word for word

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Where the classics come alive

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"Highly Recommended!"

 

My students are more accustomed to watching things on TV or the internet, so obviously anything which presents the classics to them in a more engaging format is a true benefit- both for the student and the teacher.  The presentation method is excellent, they really draw you into the story and make the classic tales come to life right before your eyes. The music enhanced the whole "feel" of the story, matching the mood and tempo of each part of the story in an incredible fashion. You could hear a pin drop in my classroom when I pushed play!"     -Tommy V, via Amazon             

 

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The iClassics.tv experience marries the strengths of both visual and auditory learning in one, easily digestible video format. We include complete story text captions further enhance the multi-sensorial experience- allowing viewers to watch, listen and read simultaneously. 

 

The dual-coding theory provides insight into the power of this approach. Dual-coding studis suggest stimulating both the auditory and visual senses simulatenously results you in a retention rate of 68% (an increase in retention of 58% vs. reading alone).

“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.” 

 

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
 

The audiobook industry has grown massively in popularity over the past couple of decades and studies have shown that listening to stories can assist in classroom learning.  

 

Research has shown, for instance,  that education programs that included the use of audiobooks improved children’s reading proficiency more than programs that did not use them. Listening to audio while reading a text can be especially effective:  one study concluded that 76% of students reported improved reading comprehension and motivation. The study also revealed significant gains in self-confidence and greater learning independence.

 

 

 

 

Sources: http://www.learningthroughlistening.org/

“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.” 

 

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
 

The audiobook industry has grown massively in popularity over the past couple of decades and studies have shown that listening to stories can assist in classroom learning.  

 

Research has shown, for instance,  that education programs that included the use of audiobooks improved children’s reading proficiency more than programs that did not use them. Listening to audio while reading a text can be especially effective:  one study concluded that 76% of students reported improved reading comprehension and motivation. The study also revealed significant gains in self-confidence and greater learning independence.

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: http://www.learningthroughlistening.org/

The iClassics.tv experience marries the strengths of both visual and auditory learning in one, easily digestible video format. We include complete story text captions further enhance the multi-sensorial experience- allowing viewers to watch, listen and read simultaneously. 

 

The dual-coding theory provides insight into the power of this approach. Dual-coding studis suggest stimulating both the auditory and visual senses simulatenously results you in a retention rate of 68% (an increase in retention of 58% vs. reading alone).

 

 

 

 

  http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Apr_10/article01.htm. www.switchvideo.com

 

 

Why iClassics.tv is a remarkable learning tool

"There can be no words without images."


― Aristotle

 

We've all heard the old expression "a picture is worth a thousand words" and recent studies seem to back this up. 

 

Research has shown that "pictures have a direct route to long-term memory, each image storing its own information as a coherent ‘chunk’ or concept.”

 

Another study suggested that up to 83% of human learning occurs visually. The study also indicated that information which is communicated visually is retained up to six times greater than information which is communicated by spoken word alone.

 

 

 

 

Sources: ”Presenting Effective Presentations with Visual Aids,” U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Training and Education

Current Titles

A Christmas Carol

Abridged Illustrated Classic 

The Raven

Unabridged 

The Cask of Amontillado

Unabridged 

Romeo & Juliet

Abridged Illustrated Classic

The Gift of the Magi 

Unabridged 

The Tell-Tale Heart 

Unabridged