New digital science curriculum and more
7/11/2011 7:20:00 PM
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Encyclopedia Britannica announced at ISTE the following new, recent, and forthcoming digital products:
Pathways: Science - A new supplemental science curriculum program for use in the classroom (grade 6-8) that helps students resolve those enduring misunderstandings about science that persist even after they’ve been taught a topic in school. Available this fall.
Britannica SmartMath – An online math practice system for grades K-6 that engages students with fun avatars and customizes exercises for each student. By the fall it will cover grades 7 and 8 as well.
Britannica e-books – A collection of more than 300 nonfiction books on curriculum topics for all grade levels and on a wide range of subjects. They’re easier than ever to use for research now that they’re in digital form.
Britannica ImageQuest – A vast database of photos and images for student research and projects. Images come from more the 50 of the world’s best collections and are rights-cleared for educational use.
Britannica Kids Apps Series – Created for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, apps include fact-packed articles, interactive games, photos, video and a variety of puzzles and quizzes.
Britannica Online School Edition (school.eb.com) – A comprehensive reference and learning portal for PreK-12. It ncludes four encyclopedias and 124,000 articles, as well as atlases, dictionaries, timelines and multimedia, and lessons, study guides and learning activities.
Mobile Apps – A series covering history, science and geography, for the iPad and other iOS mobile devices in the classroom. For elementary and middle school.