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New digital science curriculum and more

Encyclopedia Britannica announced at ISTE the following new, recent, and forthcoming digital products:
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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 ( – 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.



Indiana and Louisiana embrace digital curriculum for science

Indiana and Louisiana have joined Oregon in adopting the Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital core instructional resource for elementary and middle school science instruction through their state textbook adoption processes.“Discovery Education Science Techbook brings the world of science

Oregon district adopts digital science curriculum

Ontario School District in Oregon has adopted a digital science “techbook” from Discovery Education. The district will use the digital solution as its core instructional resource for 4th and 5th grade science curricula.

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ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Britannica School, the online classroom information solution from Britannica Digital Learning for students and teachers in K-12.

Oregon goes digital with science

 Across the country, teaching science from textbooks alone is going the way of the dinosaur. Most educators believe that in order to hold the attention of 21st century learners and to prepare them for the technology of tomorrow, digital resources must become primary teaching tools.

New science curriculum for Wisconsin students

 There’s a big change coming for middle school students in Racine, Wisconsin. This September, the school district’s 4,000 sixth, seventh, and eight graders will study science through a new curriculum featuring virtual labs, animated simulations, and interactive online activities designed to lead them on a journey of exploration and discovery.