At the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference, Pearson today showcased three new Language Central for Science apps for students in grades 6-8. The apps are designed to help struggling students and English Language Learners master the vocabulary that is the foundation for understanding and mastering science concepts. The new apps are on display at the NSTA conference and have already been downloaded more than 30,000 times since debuting on iTunes in February.
Pearson’s Vocabulary Central app is designed to help reinforce basic grammar and writing skills in entertaining ways, through interactive songs, trivia games, and flashcards, anytime, anywhere. Students work with flashcards to build their understanding of specific vocabulary words. Each flashcard provides an explanation of the word, a model sentence, synonyms and antonyms, word families, and background information, all with accompanying audio.
Students get in sync with grammar fundamentals through Grammar Jammers, the first of Pearson’s K-12 learning apps for school kids, created across a variety of mobile platforms. Grammar Jammers offers interactive animated videos to help make mastering the rules of grammar a fun, melodic, and memorable experience for learners anywhere, anytime. Grammar Jammers focuses on essential grammatical rules and usage, providing a framework for learning that supports students and more.
Now teachers around the world can use their iPads to monitor student progress anytime, anywhere with today’s launch of PowerTeacher Mobile 1.0 for iPad, a free app from Pearson School Systems. PowerTeacher is a revolutionary online gradebook, providing the latest technology for true standards-based grading. With this free iPad app, teachers are no longer limited to their desk or laptop when using the gradebook.
Pearson and the Commonwealth of Virginia today launched the nation’s first-ever complete social studies curriculum for the iPad. Pearson has developed four new iPad Apps plus digital curriculum aligned to the Virginia editions of Pearson’s U.S. History and World History programs for seventh and ninth graders. The new iPad program will be piloted in several schools for 12 weeks beginning November 1 as part of Virginia’s Beyond Textbooks initiative.