Courseware provides online courses for academic content. Courseware currently consists of two science titles, Explore Earth Science Software and Explore Chemistry Software, with plans to add courses in ELA, math, science, social studies, and transition. Courseware covers standards-based concepts in both Earth science and chemistry 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 Antarctica, the Sahara, and the Amazon. 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 to promote hands-on learning and extended activities.