Technology has the potential to engage kids like never before, bringing the world to their fingertips and allowing them to direct their own learning and participate in real-world problem solving. Today at ISTE 2014,
Combining the strengths of the world's leading learning company and the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, "Fascination First" builds on a collaboration announced earlier this year to create new applications and advance a digital education model that prepares students for success in college and career. The initiative allows school districts to give today's youth the learning experiences and environments that fuel curiosity, exploration and fascination.
"When new technology emerges, we historically have treated it like a medium with which we are already familiar, rather than recognizing its new potential. For example, when television debuted, shows were essentially recorded radio programs," said
Offering the convenience of tablet with the productivity of a PC, the Windows 8 operating system is uniquely designed to allow students to collaborate, create and consume content, in and out of the classroom. Plus, Windows 8 devices allow for true multitasking, making it possible for students and teachers to simultaneously watch a video and take notes in the OneNote app. Or they can search the web and the cloud at the same time and aggregate their findings in one place. In addition, students in the "Fascination First" program will use industry-leading
"Fascination First combines the immersive and collaborative capabilities of the Windows platform with
At the core of "Fascination First" is the Pearson System of Courses, an all-digital, comprehensive K-12 system of learning and teaching that is designed to empower teachers and engage students at all grade levels. Designed to empower educators to create an interactive classroom where students engage with teachers and one another to establish the routines and rituals that prepare them with the deeper learning skills and academic mastery required to be college and career ready, the Pearson System of Courses is a truly systemic approach to learning. It uses a series of research-based rituals and routines for practicing instructional strategies that promote positive student academic behaviors.
The program consists of two systems of courses -- one for English Language Arts and one for Math. It includes simulations, games and interactive tools for Math, and a full spectrum of reading, writing, speaking and listening and language activities for English Language Arts. Professional development resources for teachers are built in, as is an assessment system that includes technology enabled items that mirror next-generation high-stakes assessments and provide students with real-time, immediate feedback.
Also included in "Fascination First" is
In addition, "Fascination First" school districts will have access to
For more information about "Fascination First," visit http://www.pearsonschool.com/fascination-first.
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