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June 30, 2011

A New York elementary school's plan for summer enrichment: Reflex!

Teachers, schools, and even entire districts are starting to adopt Reflex to help their students excel in mathematics.

At the recent ISTE conference, an educator from Richard P Conner Elementary School stopped by to show us their school's Reflex website for parents. The school sent login info home with report cards, giving students the chance to benefit from Reflex throughout the summer.

After a whole summer with Reflex, these kids are going to be lightning fast in math facts!

Posted by Ed Pastore at 01:32 PM in Testimonials | Permalink

June 14, 2011

Science curriculum project is complete!

For the past two years we have slowly but steadily added enhanced curriculum materials (Student Exploration Sheet, Answer Key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary Sheet) to our science Gizmos. Today we published the final batch of enhanced materials for: 

Uniform Circular Motion

Torque and Moment of Inertia

Atwood Machine

Moment of Inertia

Center of Mass

Determining a Spring Constant

Period of Mass on a Spring

We are proud to say that now every science Gizmo on the website has a full set of curriculum materials, available in Word format (allowing you to edit and customize these materials for your own use) and as PDFs. We hope you enjoy these materials and look forward to similar improvements to our math library in the coming months.

Posted by krosenkrantz at 10:30 PM in Site Announcements | Permalink

June 09, 2011

Gizmos Win AEP Distinguished Achievement Award

AEP WinnerExploreLearning Gizmos have again been recognized by the Association of Educational Publishers. This year, Gizmos won the Distinguished Achievement Award in Curriculum for Best K-5 Science solution.

One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.

Congratulations to the developers who work so hard to make Gizmos the best library of online simulations for math and science. And thanks to all the educators who use Gizmos to bring the power of inquiry-based learning to their classrooms.

Check out photos of the award ceremony on the Gizmos Facebook page.

Click here for the official press release.

Posted by ExploreLearning at 02:21 PM in Press Clippings | Permalink