Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK - 8

Recognizes the best instructional solution for science, technology, engineering and math curricula and content for students in the PK-8. The winning solution provides deep and personalized learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment and allows students to apply concepts and make connections between the classroom and the world around them. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for individuals.

ExploreLearning Gizmos - ExploreLearning

Gizmos are online simulations that excite curiosity and invite interaction. We’ve got more than 400 Gizmos in our library covering topics and concepts in math and science for U.S. grades -12. Gizmos help students dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging concepts. Gizmos give everyone something to visualize, manipulate, and compare. That’s hundreds of opportunities where students don’t just act like scientists and mathematicians. They are. Gizmos help students to make connections and draw conclusions with an interactive design that supports manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation. Every Gizmo comes with extensive teaching resources that help make planning and teaching easy. Whole group, small group, or 1:1 lessons, Gizmos has you covered. Play, explore, and experience the “ah-ha” moment with Gizmos. • Discover concepts. Interactive design allows for extensive manipulation of variables and “what-if” experimentation. • Analyze data. Visualizations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments. • Go deeper. In-depth activities create more moments to explore, discover and apply new concepts. Transform learning for ELL students—and students of all abilities ExploreLearning Gizmos are award-winning, interactive simulations that use research-based instructional strategies to bring key math and science concepts to life. With detailed graphics, vocabulary sheets, and customizable student lessons and activities, Gizmos can help address the challenges that English Language Learners and Special Education students face, and help all students reach their highest potential. Gizmos utilize research-proven best practices to support differentiated instruction: • Rich visuals and virtual models support student understanding • Allows for multiple modes of representation (discussion, pictures, graphs, writing, etc.) • Varied activity levels scaffold and differentiate learning • Provides opportunities for individual and guided practice • Connects concepts and vocabulary to real-world experiences We continue to add new Gizmos and Interactive STEM Cases to our library, update older Gizmos, and develop ways and resources to make it easier to teach and learn with Gizmos on a regular basis. In 2021, Gizmos were accessed 72 million times, while STEM Cases were accessed 2.4 million. We also added a Virtual Learning Community to our resources, allowing educators to collaborate with colleagues and ExploreLearning’s professional development team for best practices, tips, and fun activities in math and science.

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  • ExploreLearning Science4Us - ExploreLearning

    Science4Us covers Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Science with lessons specifically designed for early learners. Within the subjects, there are 8 units and 28 modules. Each module has 8 sessions that teach science using the 5E Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate). The sessions contain 1000s of online and offline activities that can be completed in as little as 10 minutes, and teach students using videos, interaction, poems, songs, and digital notebooks. The exercises incorporate literacy skills, giving students exposure to science vocabulary, sight words, and much more. The program provides comprehensive lesson plans, and embedded professional development. Science4Us has hundreds of short lessons for use with whole group, small group, or 1:1. With Science4Us, kids get hands-on with science. They explore science topics—and have fun—as they dig deeper with the 5E model. Science4Us is a research-based program specially designed for Kindergarten-Grade 2 (ages 4-7) students and includes 1000s of online and offline activities that incorporate literacy skills. Research shows that 62% of the students who enter kindergarten with limited exposure to science struggle with science in elementary school and many continue to struggle throughout their educational careers. Science4Us gives students a strong science foundation and helps get them excited about STEM careers. Without literacy, there is no communication. Without communication, there is no science. Not only is literacy an integral part of any form of learning, it’s the main focus in most classrooms today. Often, subjects like science get pushed to the back-burner, because there is so little time and so much to do in a classroom. By making literacy an integrated focus of the Science4Us curriculum, we hope to not only broaden the students’ vocabulary and understanding of scientific terminology, but we aim to make it literacy-rich enough to show teachers how they can teach literacy and science at the same time. From systematic syllable practice to opportunistic vocabulary lessons, the Science4Us curriculum integrates literacy wherever possible. Science4Us can help students with specific learning disabilities such as autism and cognitive disabilities explore and understand science. Fully adaptive, individualized, and varied instruction gives students the early and ongoing progress —and confidence — they need to succeed. As a part of their learning experience with Science4Us, students are given access to their own “digital lab.” With their own portal into learning and their own set of tools to assist them, students feel empowered to learn at their own pace and in their own way. Science4Us’s sessions and modules feature a wide variety of characters—human and nonhuman, real and imaginary. A diverse array of cartoon children sing songs about heat energy, motion, changes and more; every child will see someone who looks a lot like them.

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  • MobyMax - MobyMax

    MobyMax offers the only complete and comprehensive K-8 curriculum for 27 subjects, including math, reading, phonics, language, vocabulary, spelling, writing, science, social studies, and state test prep. MobyMax�s digital courseware solution can be used at any time, on any device with an internet connection, whether it�s a desktop at school or a tablet at home. MobyMax�s full suite of integrated and automated classroom tools saves teachers precious hours with comprehensive assessments, grading and markup tools for writing, accurate diagnostics, IEP reporting, messaging, and real-time progress monitoring. The company�s newly released Moby Assessments allow teachers to drill down to discrete skills to get an instant snapshot of where students are. Interactive curriculum personalizes learning, allowing educators to combine face-to-face education with online learning and resulting in remarkable gains. MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28 million students registered by teachers. The MobyMax differentiated learning model enables students to learn twice as fast. Since its inception eleven years ago, MobyMax has enabled students to consistently gain more than one full grade level after just 20 hours of work. MobyMax was the most awarded EdTech company in 2021, racking up 57 industry awards including the SIIA CODiE awards for Best Cross-Curricular Tool, Best Foundational Science Instructional Solution, and Best Enterprise Learning Solution. MobyMax was named a SIIA Education Technology 2021 CODiE award finalist in a record-breaking 18 categories including Best Foundational Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution. MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28.7 million students and 1.5 million teachers registered.

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