New Multimedia Science Curriculum for High-Schools Builds Deep Concept Mastery
Engaging active learning approach to be featured at ISTE conference
Adaptive Curriculum announced today that it has released a new online science curriculum for high schools, adding to its award-winning middle school solutions. Adaptive Curriculum uses interactive guided discovery to build sustained student engagement and foster the deep understanding and confidence that underlie student improvement.
Aligned to state and national standards, over 140 new high school activity objects feature content in biology, chemistry, and physics and are deliverable in the classroom for instructor-led, group, or individual instruction. Teachers are supported by online lesson plans, assessment reports, and integration strategies.
According to CEO Jim Bowler, "Our real-world active-learning approach motivates students to explore, make hypotheses, and see the impact of their decisions. Our solution works with any curriculum and any hardware configuration and maximizes schools' investment in interactive whiteboards. For school administrators, it provides a high-impact answer to student improvement concerns."
Atomic Learning, award-winning provider of technology training, has just released over 950 new training tutorials. The release includes training on Google SketchUp 7, OneNote 2010, Word 2010 Intro for PC, Photoshop CS5 Intro for PC, Flash CS5 Intro for PC, Excel 2010 Intro for PC, and Tech Integration Projects such as Video Creation with iMovie '09 and iPhoto 09 and Creating an Online Calendar with Google Docs.
Of special note are the new iPad, iPod Touch series, including:
iPad as an i-Reader - An Orientation for Educators Tech Integration Project: Budgeting Basics 101 - Money & Notes apps for iPhone/iPod touch
How-to series on the iPod Touch and iPad
Atomic Learning, Inc. is focused on promoting the practical application of technology in education. To learn more about professional development and tech integration projects for the classroom, visit www.atomiclearning.com or call (866) 259-6890.
AVERMEDIA TO RAFFLE OFF $6,500 IN PRIZES AT ISTE 2010
AVerMedia to Award Presentation Attendees with AVerVision 355AF Document Cameras and one AVerPen Starter Pack.
AVerMedia Information, Inc. will be giving away $6,500 in prizes at ISTE in Denver, Colorado on June 28-30, 2010. Six lucky presentation attendees will walk away with AVerMedia's top of the line portable document camera, the AVerVision 355AF! Record lessons and demonstrations on the fly with the first document camera to instantly record audio and video with one touch of a button to a USB flash drive.
AVerMedia will also award one winner with the full 21st Century Classroom Solution: the AVerVision 355AF Document Camera as well as a Starter Pack of the revolutionary new AVerPen system. Stop by AVerMedia's Booth for a chance to bring home the ultimate classroom tool!
Discovery Communications revolutionized television with the Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the #1 non-fiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of U.S. schools use Discovery Education digital services. The company provides educators and students access to high-quality digital resources that enhance lesson plans and engage learners. During ISTE, Discovery Education executives will highlight company initiatives serving a greater community of educators and administrators dedicated to leveraging the power of technology and digital content to build student interest in topics across the curriculum.
CSI will showcase the newest member of the Version3 education suite of products, the CSI@K12 cloud solution. The CSI@K12 education cloud provides schools with world class email integration in partnership with Microsoft Live@edu, Web portal access and Voice—a triple advantage. When added together you get a system that's inexpensive to operate and creates a complete unified communication and collaboration environment.
CSI Technology Outfitters, Inc. provides a next generation, instructional communications management solution that addresses the key needs and requirements of the K-12 market. This new solution is powered by the Live@edu Services and SharePoint Platform, which provide an enterprise-class engine for CSI@K12 and leverages CSI's deep experience in identity management products already available in the K-12 market. At ISTE, the company will also discuss how the CSI@K12 offering will be eligible for E-Rate reimbursement.
The Moava company offers an open source online webpublishing platform created specifically for schools and kindergartens. Our experiences as teachers and tech coordinators have led to the development of a system that's easy to learn, easy to use, flexible and inexpensive. In addition to a fully-functioning school website, the school's students and teachers can each have their own personal webpage at the school's site with blog, video, images, documents etc. with various access levels. We focus on students as producers of content.
Although the system has been used by many schools in Norway since 2004, we are new to the American market and hope to meet potential partners or schools who would like to try out Moava.
As the worldwide leader in classroom management software, Netop is an expert in providing solutions for the challenges educators face when teaching with computers. From focusing student attention to guiding Internet use during class, teachers use Netop software to maximize student achievement. We offer several solutions to meet different teaching styles. Netop School is our premier software and Netop Vision6 is the most popular brand of classroom management software. In 2009, we introduced the affordable MyVision classroom management software and, because we believe every educator should have basic classroom management tools, we even have a free version.
With more than 20 years of experience, 7 offices worldwide, 120 Netop team members and products offered in 15 languages, you can be sure your school or district is making the right decision when you choose to work with Netop.
Serif Inc., an ISTE 100 member and a leading developer of affordable, accessible and powerful, design, graphics and video editing software, at ISTE 2010 has announced new pricing options for its flagship Design Suite designed for budget-conscious educators. The licensing packages now include the "Design Suite Deluxe" option with Serif's MoviePlus and Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 software programs. The integrated package of applications also includes DrawPlus, WebPlus, PagePlus, PhotoPlus and Teacher Resources materials. Site license pricing begins at $1,200 and further information is available at http://www.serif.com/education.
Serif also invites attendees to booth #1322 for the free discussion, "Jazz Up Your Lessons: Tips from a Louisiana Educator To Bolster Student Confidence, Achievement through Photo and Design Projects," Tuesday, June 29, at 11:30 a.m., led by Mary Beth Sonnier, School Board Technology Facilitator, Calcasieu (La.) Parish Public Schools. A prize drawing will immediately follow the presentation. For details visit http://www.Serif.com/ISTE.
TI supports each educator's unique vision of student success by offering versatile education technology, curricular support materials and professional development that can help enhance student achievement in math and science.
The latest TI-Nspire™ handhelds and software go beyond traditional graphing capabilities. For example, students are able to explore multiple representations all on a single screen. With the new wireless TI-Navigator™ Navigator™ system, educators can engage the entire class and instantly evaluate understanding. The TI MathForward™ program integrates technology, curriculum and teaching best practices to improve student and school performance. Visit education.ti.com. TI's DLP® projection technology provides classrooms outstanding image quality and reliability. Visit dlp.com/edu.
About ISTE 2010
ISTE 2010 is the annual conference and exposition (formerly NECC) of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®), to be held June 27-30 in Denver, CO, at the Colorado Convention Center. The premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology, ISTE represents more than 100,000 education professionals worldwide. ISTE is home to the NETS, standards that deliver a roadmap for global digital age learning, teaching and school leadership. www.iste.org
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