Visual Learning Systems (VLS) launches a game changing (and
first of its kind) textbook for the iPad that will revolutionize
the way middle school students learn science. Tackling the
challenge of engaging students in science, this new textbook taps
into their natural curiosities by utilizing hands-on applications
and leveraging all the features of the iPad. Packed with hundreds
of captivating video clips, fun interactive and vibrant images,
student curiosity is peaked, making the curriculum come alive while
opening their eyes and minds to the possibility of science as a
career. Embedded self-assessment quizzes create the opportunity for
students to learn at their own speed and comfort level. "The book
embodies the type of interactive learning we want the students to
be using," said Del Ruff, director of STEM for North Carolina
Virtual Public Schools.
Spanning 31 chapters and over 1,000 pages "Core Ideas in Life
Science" fully supports the Next Generation Science Standards. With
confidence, teachers will know that critical content is covered in
an accurate, easy-to-teach, and easy-to-learn process. "The blend
of well- crafted text, exciting educational videos, animations, and
stunning visuals engages a wide range of students to learn in ways
never before possible," said author Brian Jerome, Ph.D.
VLS used their experience in education to reignite a passion for
teaching and learning science with this textbook.
Vermont-based animators, designers, videographers, and producers
led by Brian Jerome, Ph.D. masterfully used their archive of
videos, images, and animations to create this powerful learning
tool. This talented team has created a textbook that inspires the
drive to learn by using tools with which today's students are
familiar and comfortable. "We've been waiting for something like
this," said a District Curriculum Coordinator in Tennessee.