Odysseyware has a slew of new curriculum for a variety of students and teaching techniques, from going beyond meeting the Common Core standards to new Tech Ed courses. The new materials include full math coverage of Common Core standards, 20 virtual labs, six new Career and Technical Education courses and test preparation classes for the most important standardized exams.
The intriguing idea behind After the Storm is that the educational game deals with the days after a huge hurricane has devastated the town. The town’s sixth grade class takes over writing, editing and distributing the local online magazine. Along the way, they describe the damage and how the people are coping. The game emphasizes reading, writing and role playing and it is aligned with Common Core standards for everything from finding key ideas and details to writing informative and explanatory texts. It should go on sale later this summer.
Why not start teaching kids about science and technology during their first days at school? Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes NGSS does just that with a comprehensive program that takes kids from pre-K through high school. It is aligned with Common Core standards as well as those of various states and is used by 1.5-million students in Texas.