Online Curriculum Bundle Targets Elementary STEM
Learning.com has launched a new online solution that tackles science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for elementary school students. The announcement was made at the 2009 National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) last week in Washington, DC.
Dubbed the Elementary STEM Solution, the supplemental curriculum suite comprises three of Learning.com's online curricula: Aha!Science, Aha!Math, and EasyTech.
Aha!Science (3-5) is designed to promote inquiry-based learning and engagement through the use of games, simulations, and online journaling. It includes a selection of curriculum and instructional models, science games, simulations, and hands-on activities. It also includes assessment capabilities and is aligned to National Science Education Standards and state science standards.
Aha!Math (K-5) provides similar functionality, with collaborative games, assessments, and instructional modules to help teachers assess comprehension of core math concepts. It's aligned to NCTM Focal Points and state math standards. It also includes digital coaches, which are onscreen characters who provide feedback to the students.
EasyTech is a K-8 tool designed to help incorporate technology skills into core subject areas, including math, science, language arts, and social studies. It uses self-paced interactive tutorials to help guide students through technology-focused activities.
Further information about the Elementary STEM Solution can be found here.
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