Harmony SEL at Your Fingertips
Harmony has launched a free app for grades Pre-K-2 — so educators and staff can access resources right on their Apple and Android tablets*, quickly and easily.
The app includes:
- Storybooks with real-life problem solving scenarios
- Meet Up whole-class discussion topics
- Buddy Up peer activities
- Quick Connection Cards
App activities are fun, engaging, and can be easily integrated into classroom curriculum in as few as five minutes a day. Sanford Harmony supports Common Core State Standards, as well as national, state, and district SEL initiatives. Family members can also download the app to access storybooks to help foster a home-school connection.
*No ads or in-app purchases required. Apple iOS 8.0 or later and Android 4.1 and beyond required for use.
Sanford SEL App FAQs
Why am I assigned a classroom ID?
Classroom IDs are assigned automatically by the app. This gives us the data that helps us further develop the program as a whole by being able to show app usage. Your students are able to add themselves to your class by using the Classroom ID. This will be able to anonymously track data associated to each classroom.
Do I need to be connected to WiFi in order to use the app?
You need to have WiFi to download and register the app. However, once you download and login, the app works on its own. If you aren’t logged in and have no WiFi connection, you can access the storybooks as a guest student.
How do I save my observations?
The observation feature will work best as an “over a time period” tool. For example, each month, you may reflect on the competencies for selected focus students or your whole class. At this time, the only option to save your observations is for you to take a screenshot. Consider creating a folder for your observations on your tablet. We encourage you to use this feature often to support further development and enhancement.
Where do the completed observations go? Who can see them?
The data gathered is used to evaluate the fidelity of Sanford Harmony and to support future developments of the app. All student data is reported anonymously to ensure privacy.
Why does the app include “upper grades” for registration?
This provides Sanford Harmony with data to help drive future development for upper grade content.
Can I use the app for 3-6th grade?
At this time the app only contains materials for Pre-K-2. However, upper grades can still certainly use the Meet Up and Buddy Up features using the early childhood quick connection cards as there are some overlapping activities for upper grades. Grades 3-6 will be a future development.
What devices does the app support?
The app currently supports Apple iPad iOS 8.0 or later and Android 4.1 and beyond.
How much space do I need to download the app?
The app needs 100MB of storage to download. The storybooks require additional memory on the device.
Will this app be available on other devices?
At this time the app is compatible with Apple and Android tablets only.
Will this be available in Spanish or other languages?
This is currently under consideration for future development.
Is there a way for teachers to submit/send in feedback?
We want the Sanford SEL app to be a useful tool for implementing Sanford Harmony in your classrooms and welcome your feedback on the app. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can I contact for troubleshooting issues?
Should you encounter a troubleshooting problem with the Sanford SEL app, please email email@example.com.