The new platform pairs award-winning content with more than 500 pre-built, on-demand lessons that cover science, social studies, and language arts for grades 3–6
(Minneapolis, MN) June 22, 2016 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books, digital products, and services, today announced the official launch of its newest digital tool for schools, pivotEd.
pivotEd pairs Capstone’s award-winning content with more than 500 pre-built, on-demand, teacher-led lessons that cover science, social studies, and language arts for students in grades 3–6. The platform seamlessly connects educators and students in 1:1, device-agnostic, and blended-learning environments, putting teachers—not technology—in control of the lessons.
pivotEd empowers teachers to control the pace of lessons. With pivotEd, teachers can instantly lock, unlock, and deploy interactive lessons to keep students in the moment, and can also monitor students’ work in real time.
To encourage cooperative learning, pivotEd provides 13 different lesson types, including short lessons, “morning meeting”-style lessons, lessons focused on connecting content and literacy, and more. Lessons integrate literacy with content instruction and are designed to get students critically thinking about the text. Small-group activities encourage students to work together to accomplish tasks. Students can submit their responses using their devices, giving each an equal voice and an opportunity to engage in the group discussion at a level they’re comfortable with. Teachers then provide students immediate feedback via intervention and monitor lesson results without disrupting instruction.
The wide range of fiction and non-fiction books and e-books are leveled to fit individual reading levels and support Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, STEM, and state standards. All books and activities are also available in digital and PDF printable versions.
“Our goal was to create a tool that fosters 21st-century learning and the four C’s of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. The abundance of readily accessible, high-caliber, interactive lessons on pivotEd do just that,” said Matt Keller, Capstone’s chief marketing officer. “Using our robust collection of trusted Capstone content to create pivotEd’s pre-built lessons will help save teachers time in building cross-curricular lessons and give them more control over 1:1 devices in their classrooms.”
pivotEd is fully integrated with Google Classroom, and includes professional development resources to help teachers successfully implement effective digital strategies in their classrooms.
To learn more about pivotEd, visit pivotEd.com.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital, and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at-home reading. For more information, visit MyCapstone.com.
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