Courseware provides online courses for academic content. Courseware currently consists of four titles. Three science titles, Explore Earth Science Software and Explore Chemistry Software, and Explore Biology Software, and one social studies title, Explore World History Software. Plans for Courseware titles across all four content areas and transition are under way! Courseware covers standards-based concepts in Earth science, chemistry, biology, and world history through a multimedia approach: anticipatory sets, vocabulary ID and comprehension, text-to-speech reading passages, videos, quizzes, and term tests. To help differentiate instruction, the software includes an alternate level, Level A, for students who need symbol supports and minimal text. To reinforce student learning and enhance student engagement, we've integrated a reward structure. Students celebrate vocabulary victories, content conquests, and video adventures with colorful badges and souvenirs, like stamps, trophies, and artifacts, as they progress through the courses. A base station serves as a gateway to exploratory adventures in the Kalahari, Greece, and Indonesia. Students can also earn coins for rewards in the avatar store or play arcade games to acknowledge their individual successes! Sound effects, music, and the gamification (e.g., reward system) can all be turned off or customized for each student.
Progress is tracked instantly, noting correct and incorrect responses, as well as needed prompts. Term tests can be used as both pre- and post-assessments to determine present levels of performance and mastery. Reinforce the online content with our Explore Earth Science Curriculum and Explore Chemistry Curriculum, Explore Biology 2nd Editiion Curriculum, and Explore World History 2nd Edition to promote hands-on learning and extended activities.
|Subject||History, Science, Social Studies|
|Compatibility||Web version runs on Windows, Mac with minimum browser versions: Chrome v75, Safari v12.1, Microsoft Edge v18, Firefox v67, and Chromebooks.|