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We’re Going Global with Game-Based Learning

About Us

TabSchool is an open-source web-based platform that simplifies e-learning game creation. We empower educators to create fun pre-school and early-grades courses with interactive games, lessons and animation.

With TabSchool's 'Game creator' you can:

  • Translate any game or lesson into any language
  • Re-script and rework lesson materials
  • Edit and update existing game and lesson content, including characters and backgrounds
  • Create new games from scratch!

Any educator can upload Teaching-Learning Material(TLM) onto our 'Game Curricula' library. Once in our library, educators around the world will be able to convert TLM into high quality courses or activities that teach skills through games, interactive lessons, e-books and videos.

Also, to make game-based learning accessible for all children, we run e-learning programs in disadvantaged schools and communities. In collaboration with local partners, we download curated content onto low-cost tablets so students can have fun learning, on or offline. Ask us about how to get TabSchool going at your school!

Our Mission

TabSchool’s mission is to invigorate every child’s desire to learn. We want more children playing games and learning new skills.

It is especially important to us that "at risk" children play e-learning games. For this reason, we developed our platform with tablets in mind. All tabSchool games are Android-friendly. Using the most efficient technolgy, we will share low-cost tablets filled with TabSchool content to low-income schools around the world. Our games can be played on tablets, on or offline.

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How TabSchool Works

Our goal is to mobilize a mass creation of e-learning games, interactive animated lessons, videos, e-books and assessments to cover the gamut of academic and life skills taught in pre-school and early grades

You can use the Game Creator in 2 modes – Translation Mode or Game Creator Mode.

  • Translation Mode guides you to take an existing course or activity and translate it into a language of your choice.
  • Game Creator Mode offers simple templates and tools to change backgrounds, characters and voiceovers. You can build a brand new game from scratch or customize an existing game.

Our Game Curricula library provides a storehouse of Teaching-Learning Material that can be used to build TabSchool games. Upload your material today to help build games on TabSchool!

The Need for e-Learning

Worldwide, an estimated 750 million people are illiterate today. Over 262 million children are out of school. More then 80% of children and adolescents not learning enough to meet minimum proficiency levels come from low and lower-middle-income countries.

In these parts of the world, especially in rural and economically distressed communities, there is a shortage of experienced, qualified teachers and an absence of a functioning educational system.

This makes it difficult if not impossible for millions of children to obtain even a basic form of education, including the critical ability to read and write.

The Need for Technology

Technology has the potential to reshape the global education landscape by revolutionizing the accessibility of information and process by which a child learns.

With "E-learning", people around the world can provide children with a meaningful, fun and innovative way to learn the basic and fundamental skills they need in order to live valuable lives and contribute to the world they live in.

Our innovative solution is part of a growing global movement to teach literacy and make learning meaningful.

Our founding

TabSchool is the brainchild of philanthropic business leader Robert Friedman, who started investing in e-learning programs in 2015 with Zaya Learning Labs. Rob was impressed by their technology, but it was a closed system and he had bigger plans. When he embarked on building the Vera Corazon School in Nicaragua with VisionsGlobalEmpowerment, Rob saw a dire lack of tools for teaching children literacy. That's when he started TabSchool, a 100% free, open-source platform, driven by world-wide collaboration.

About Visions Global Empowerment

TabSchool is an initiative of the educational non-profit organization, Visions Global Empowerment www.VisionsGlobalEmpowerment.org headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Visions’ mission is to enable social change through inclusive education, leadership development and educational technology for communities affected by poverty, conflict and disability. In India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and Nicaragua, Visions strives to empower local civil society by partnering with other nonprofits and institutions to develop meaningful, thoughtful, and long-term programs that serve the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.