Our goal, not only on National Youth Science Day, but every day, is to do what we can to help teachers motivate science students to achieve the 21st skills they need for a bright and successful future.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 07, 2015
In honor of National Youth Science Day, Fourier Education is giving students and teachers free access to their most impactful pieces of the einstein™ Learning Platform; the einstein™ Activity Maker and the einstein™ Activity Store. Science enthusiasts need to simply sign up at either of the einstein™World sites.
With more and more classrooms and students having access to iPads and tablets, the einstein™ Activity Maker is a tool where teachers can now develop their very own digitally delivered interactive lessons to unlimited users through the free einstein™ World App. These einstein™ activities can be designed to include formats such as text, images, audio, video and data collection (or any combination thereof). Through these einstein™ tools, they are transformed into dynamic, true-multimedia activities that can be shared and utilized by other teachers & students globally.
“At Fourier Education we believe that integrating interaction and collection of live data is a necessity in an inquiry based environment. Kids need to be challenged by fun and relevant activities so that they have a positive experience to help form their personal development. We are determined to see that students are given the experiences they need in order to find out if a future in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is right for them,” says Brian DeSoto, Director of Sales at Fourier.
With so many conversations ongoing between educators in regards to “Next Generation Science Standards” (NGSS), it is very important to have a central library of digital activities by grade level that teachers can create and share with one another. The einstein™ Activity Store is exactly that.
Currently, districts nationwide are updating the current Science standards that have been in place since 1998. The new approach, NGSS, is not a curriculum, but a way of teaching students common standards in the United States, and developing a strong interest in science so that more of them choose STEM related careers. The NGSS standards are intended to help students deeply understand scientific concepts, to understand the scientific process of developing and testing ideas, and to have a greater ability to evaluate scientific evidence.
“We believe so strongly that science educators need a website of their very own to create and share the successful activities that they do, we give them free access to einstein™World in order to encourage them, and even incentivize them, to create and share these valuable activities,” explains DeSoto.
According to Fourier Education’s international team of pedagogic experts, the einstein™ Activity Store serves as an international online-marketplace where teachers and students alike have the benefit of selecting age appropriate science activities that they can use in class or download to their personal devices. All the activities are reviewed for content and standards alignment before posted, but once approved, they are arranged and able to be sorted according to grade level, science topic and/or language/region.
“Our goal, not only on National Youth Science Day, but every day, is to do what we can to help teachers motivate science students to achieve the 21st skills they need for a bright and successful future,” states DeSoto.
Fourier Education is a global leader in Science Education Technology. Founded in 1989, the company is committed to bridging the gap in children’s science education. Fourier’s flagship product is its einstein™ Science Learning Platform, named in recognition of the world’s biggest icon for intellectual curiosity and scientific innovation. To learn more, go to http://einsteinworld.com.
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