Service Offers Online Curriculum, Resources

Lightspan, Inc., a curriculum software, Internet products and services company, has announced a new version of The Lightspan Network, the company's subscription-based service that offers standards-based online curriculum and resources for K-8 classrooms. The new version of the service features enhancements designed to benefit the entire school community, including teachers, students and parents by integrating assessment, K-8 standards-based content and instructional tools into a commercial-free Internet solution.

The enhanced features de-signed to aid in student achievement include interactive learn-ing activities tied to state standards and school curriculum; an automated Lesson Plan Builder correlated to individual state standards; and a secure messaging center that allows teachers to communicate with students and families. In addition, the new version can be customized for each teacher, student and parent who uses the network, making it an efficient, relevant educational resource. The network also features two new add-on content modules designed to integrate seamlessly into The Lightspan Network. The Lightspan Reading Center is a complete, research-based online reading program that supports student achievement and provides tools to help educators make more informed instructional decisions. The Lightspan Assessment Center allows teachers to create and administer assessments correlated to state or district standards. Lightspan, Inc., San Diego, CA, (888) 4-ALL-KIDS, www.lightspan.com.Lightspan, Inc., a curriculum software, Internet products and services company, has announced a new version of The Lightspan Network, the company's subscription-based service that offers standards-based online curriculum and resources for K-8 classrooms. The new version of the service features enhancements designed to benefit the entire school community, including teachers, students and parents by integrating assessment, K-8 standards-based content and instructional tools into a commercial-free Internet solution.

The enhanced features de-signed to aid in student achievement include interactive learn-ing activities tied to state standards and school curriculum; an automated Lesson Plan Builder correlated to individual state standards; and a secure messaging center that allows teachers to communicate with students and families. In addition, the new version can be customized for each teacher, student and parent who uses the network, making it an efficient, relevant educational resource. The network also features two new add-on content modules designed to integrate seamlessly into The Lightspan Network. The Lightspan Reading Center is a complete, research-based online reading program that supports student achievement and provides tools to help educators make more informed instructional decisions. The Lightspan Assessment Center allows teachers to create and administer assessments correlated to state or district standards. Lightspan, Inc., San Diego, CA, (888) 4-ALL-KIDS, www.lightspan.com.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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