Apex Learning introduced six new standards-based courses into its Literacy Advantage pathway. The courses, available this summer for the 2010-2011 school year, are Geometry, Biology, English II, U.S. History, U.S. History to the Civil War, and U.S. History Since the Civil War. Literacy Advantage courses help educators take advantage of online learning to provide individualized instruction, which is more and more a point of emphasis, as struggles in literacy have been found to contribute to the decision to drop out of high school. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: courseware
Pearson’s new Personal Financial Literacy program provides high school students the basic tools and knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions, while providing teachers the flexibility they need. Personal Financial Literacy, which combines textbooks with online tools, offers a practical, highly accessible focus that meets financial literacy education standards as defined by the Jump$tart Coalition and the National Business Education Association Standards.Category: financial literacyCosts: Range from $19.97 for individual unit books to $64.97 for full volume with access to MyFinLitLab online.
Apex Learning® has introduced six new standards-based courses into its Literacy Advantage™ pathway.
This Web-based collaborative tool enables high school and college instructors to quickly create and manage peer-review assignments, in which students read and comment on each other’s work. PeerMark offers integration with major course management systems, like Moodle and Blackboard, and features markup and editing tools. Currently PeerMark is available in both English and Spanish. Prompted by instructor-supplied questions and guidelines, students can easily upload, review, and comment on each other’s papers. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: writing
Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) has released Standards Close-Up, a literacy program designed to increase students’ performance in language arts
Now available for district purchase and implementation, Project NextTech is a two-semester course that provides project-based instruction to help students develop technology, information and media literacy skills.