New 1.6M+ Resources and Tools Include Science Simulations and 3D Content
Atlanta (March 30, 2017) ClassFlow, the free, next-generation lesson delivery software, today announced new partnerships with leading digital content developers to provide teachers with expanded access to the latest innovative, immersive, and interactive educational content. By partnering with Gooru®,SketchFab™, PhETâ Interactive Simulations, and Desmos®, ClassFlow will offer teachers the latest technologies for lessons, including 3D models, virtual reality, and science and math simulations.
Designed for K12 classrooms with interactive displays, ClassFlow simplifies the way teachers and students collaborate and use today’s modern technologies such as mobile, PCs, and interactive touchboards. According to Vin Riera, CEO of Promethean, “ClassFlow’s mission is to improve education by working with teachers, schools, and students to create modern classrooms. By giving teachers access to the latest tools and resources, students will be able to interact with lessons in new ways that will motivate them to learn.”
Through its newly expanded roster of next-generation digital content partnerships, ClassFlow now provides teachers an even broader array of highly immersive interactive resources and tools for integrating STEM-based learning practices across a variety of subjects:
- Gooru: Gooru is a non-profit organization building technology to help every student navigate learning. ClassFlow’s partnership with Gooru will give teachers an avenue to discover open content designed for future-ready learning. Through a seamless integration, teachers will have access to quality resources that guide student-centric learning experiences.
- SketchFab: SketchFab is an online community that publishes and shares 3D content online and in virtual reality (VR). With a community of more than half of a million content contributors, SketchFab is the world’s largest platform for 3D content online, including subjects such as science, nature, cultural heritage, and more.
- PhET Interactive Simulations: PhET Interactive Simulations is a project from the University of Colorado – Boulder. By engaging students in exploration and discovery, the simulations provide an interactive experience that taps into students’ curiosity and helps all students understand key ideas. PhET Interactive Simulations has delivered more than 360 million simulations since its inception that has been translated in more than 80 different languages.
- Desmos: Aiming to help every student love math, Desmos’ free tools allow students to easily connect, visualize, and grasp concepts more easily. Demos’ digital calculators can be used during math lessons and include basic, scientific, and graphing calculators. Additionally, more than 100 graphs are available on the ClassFlow Marketplace. Desmos’ software is compliant with the WCAG 2.0 accessibility standard, allowing students with visual disabilities to participate fully.
“In 2014, I began implementing ClassFlow to optimize activities, such as delivering lessons and exercises, taking notes, and asking questions,” said Dr. Valerie Camille Jones, mathematics specialist and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching at Atlanta’s
The Ron Clark Academy. “Since then, ClassFlow has increased student participation in my class, and I have been able to get a better sense of how students were making sense of what was being taught.”
Trusted by educators around the world, ClassFlow has more than three million registered accounts and is used in over one-hundred and 125,000 schools and institution in 150 countries.
For more information, visit www.ClassFlow.com.
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK, and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the NetDragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies. For more information, please visit http://www.prometheanworld.com.
About NetDragon Websoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. (HKSE: 0777) is a leading innovator and creative force in China’s mobile Internet industry. Established in 1999, NetDragon is a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a highly successful track record which includes the development of flagship MMORPGs such as Eudemons Online and Conquer Online, China’s number one online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China’s most influential smartphone app store platform, 91 Wireless, which was sold to Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) in 2013 as the largest Internet M&A transaction in China at the time. Being China’s pioneer in overseas expansion, NetDragon also directly operates a number of game titles in over 10 languages internationally since 2003. In recent years, NetDragon has become a major player in global online and mobile learning space as it works to leverage its mobile Internet technologies and operational know-how to develop a game-changing learning ecosystem. For more information, please visit http://www.netdragon.com.
Vernier Provides STEM Educators with Resources for Collecting Data During the Great American Eclipse
Educators are encouraged to share scientific data collected during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017
BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 30, 2017 – On August 21, 2017, individuals across the United States will have the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. To help science and STEM educators use the Great American Eclipse as a learning experience, Vernier Software & Technology is providing resources and tips for viewing the eclipse, and they are encouraging educators to share data collected during the event.
“A total solar eclipse is a truly amazing—and very rare—event,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “To help make the most of this phenomenon, we are providing a variety of resources about the eclipse and how to incorporate data collection into the viewing experience.”
To safely view the total solar eclipse, Vernier is offering certified eclipse viewing glasses. Educators can purchase class packs of 40 glasses on the Vernier website for $16. Vernier is also giving away eclipse glasses to teachers (one per teacher) this week at the NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles, CA at its booth (#1625).
To help educators collect data during the eclipse, Vernier is offering information on collecting light, temperature, and wind speed data with applicable sensors, such as the Vernier Light Sensor, UVA and UVB Sensors, Surface Temperature Sensor, and Anemometer, among others. Educators can also access reference materials about the eclipse, safety tips, and more.
Educators are encouraged to share data and pictures from their solar eclipse experience by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or posting on social media using the hashtag #VernierEclipse. After the eclipse, Vernier will compile and provide a summary of the data collected from educators across the country.
To learn more about the resources and tips provided by Vernier for the Great American Eclipse, and to register to receive updates about the data-sharing project, visit www.vernier.com/eclipse.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.