At FETC in Orlando, Pearson has showcased the first wave of high school multimedia texts re-imagined for the iPad: Miller & Levine Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Environmental Science, with Chemistry and Algebra 2 following in a few weeks. Thanks to a partnership between Apple and Pearson, students everywhere will now be able to control their own learning experience with the swipe of a finger. Four-color interactive pages add depth and wonder and inspire students as they pinch, stretch, tap and drag beautiful illustrations, animations, content, video and photos to master their subject matter on iPad, the announcement states.
Now available in Apple's iBookstore, the iBooks represent a new learning model with self tests and opportunities for personal exploration that will transform the education experience, according to the announcement.
The iBooks are the newest addition to Pearson's wide range of mobile learning solutions, including Dash, the company's app that gives teachers mobile access to multimedia learning materials and personalized lessons; the recently released PowerSchool for Parents and PowerSchool for Students apps; and others that range from full curricula to interactive games and study cards. For more information, go to www.mypearsonmobile.com; to purchase, go to www.apple.com/itunes/education/.
Source: Pearson, www.pearsonschool.com