CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ExploreLearning®, a member of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABCD), announced that work is under way to make Gizmos® math and science simulations Chromebook-compatible, with 20 percent of the collection already accessible.
ExploreLearning Gizmos is the world's largest library of interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3–12. It helps students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration. Educators across North America use Gizmos to bring research-proven, standards-aligned instructional strategies to the classroom.
The project will convert the entire library of over 400 Gizmos to the latest web markup standard, HTML5. This will make them more accessible on popular platforms like Chromebooks, iPads and Android devices. Updates will be released throughout the year, with the goal of completing a majority of Gizmos by the start of school this fall, and making all Gizmos available for Chromebook by the end of 2015.
This work joins other significant enhancements completed in the past year: a new Gizmos iPad app, now with more than 591,000 downloads; updates to all math Lesson Materials to help students delve deeper into the content; new science Gizmos like Coral Reefs and Trebuchet; and new graphics to improve the look and usability of Gizmos.
"Our goal is to make our programs available to as many teachers and students as possible," said David Shuster, Ph.D., founder and president of ExploreLearning. "With new computer-based assessments and a renewed focus on STEM in school districts across the country, Gizmos are more important than ever."
To see the full list of currently available Gizmos that work on Chromebooks, visit www.explorelearning.com/chromebook/.
ExploreLearning® develops online solutions to improve student learning in math and science. ExploreLearning currently has two products: Gizmos®, the world's largest library of interactive, online simulations for math and science in grades 3–12; and Reflex®, the most powerful solution available for math fact fluency development. Gizmos and Reflex bring research-proven instructional strategies to classrooms around the world. ExploreLearning is a Charlottesville, VA-based business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information about Gizmos, please visit www.explorelearning.com. For more information about Reflex, please visit www.reflexmath.com.
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