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April 25, 2007

"More Concepts with Real Life Experiences!"

During a recent ExploreLearning Professional Development workshop in Miami, our Miami-Dade project manager, Mario Junco, received this word of praise from Mohanalatha Pamajala, an attending teacher.

Teaching engineering principles and concepts to various levels of students in the same class is made possible by Gizmos. Gizmos are more visual and interactive, and keep students on task to learn efficiently. Once I started using Gizmos in my class, I felt happy that my students were learning more concepts with real life experiences.

Mrs. Mohanalatha Pamajala, Technology Education Department, Miami Sunset Senior High School

Here’s another example of how teachers are using Gizmos to better explain complex scientific principles .  Keep up the good work Mohanalatha!

Posted by Julia Given at 11:39 AM in Testimonials | Permalink

April 20, 2007

ExploreLearning named a finalist in 2007 AEP Awards

ExploreLearning has garnered another award nomination! We are pleased to announce that we’ve been named one of three finalists for a Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), in the category of Science Instruction Websites for grades 9-12.

We’re very happy that Gizmos have been recognized again from AEP as outstanding materials in the field of teaching and learning. We won an AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in 2005 and we were a finalist for a Golden Lamp Award in 2006.

Once again, thanks to our entire team for making this possible!

Posted by Julia Given at 11:41 AM in Press Clippings, Site Announcements | Permalink

ExploreLearning wins coveted CODiE Award for the 2nd year in a row!

ExploreLearning.com has won a 2007 CODiE Award for Best Science Instruction Solution. We won this same award in 2006 and we’ve been nominated for several other CODiE Awards over the years as well. Congratulations to the entire team at ExploreLearning for making this possible.

Our developers have really been working hard to make ExploreLearning the best site for inquiry learning in science and in math. In 2006, we added over 40 new science Gizmos, greatly increasing our coverage of key science topics. This year, the team is heads down in development of our new Elementary Science Gizmos, which will debut this fall. Keep up the good work, team!

Link: official press release.

Posted by Julia Given at 09:48 AM in Press Clippings, Site Announcements | Permalink

April 11, 2007

eLearning Guild 2007 Meeting

I'm sitting here in the Richmond Airport using the free wifi connection. Technology continues to amaze me. My flight to Boston will be leaving shortly. I'll be attending the eLearning Guild 2007 Annual Gathering and giving a talk about using Director for eLearning with Gizmos.

If you are at the conference be sure to catch my talk on Thursday afternoon (session 706 DEV).

Posted by Raman at 06:22 AM in Road Trips | Permalink