How to Make Complex Concepts Clear with Technology

Original Posting October 16, 2015

By Katrina Do

The advancement of new education technology is transforming classrooms across the globe. From hand-held tablets to 3D models, teachers are implementing new tools to optimize learning experiences.

Students who struggle with understanding complex concepts — whether it’s a math problem or understanding how molecules react — can benefit from innovative learning tools. Various education technologies work to engage students, helping them understand complicated ideas through visualization and hands-on experiences.

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Introducing Gale Interactive: Science: Make Science Come “Alive”

Posted on April 14, 2016

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure ‘science.’” – Edwin Powell Hubble

Famed astronomer Hubble articulated simply what great science teachers have always known:  science is based on exploration, interaction, and engagement. When students connect with concepts in a meaningful, tactile way, they learn in a more meaningful way.

That belief is the foundation of Gale Interactive: Science, a new resource with interactive 3-D models and authoritative, curriculum-aligned digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.

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A New Spin on Science in the Classroom

Coming soon to a school near you… Gale will be offering a new science product for use in the classroom and lab with high school and academic students. The product is designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScience’s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. This new resource combines multiple science topics and can be used as a basic science learning tool for students. In addition, there’s a module that will meet the need of the higher education audience, but could also be appropriate for Advanced Placement science classes.

“These engaging products bring science to life by enabling students to manipulate and interact with content, but more than that, they demonstrate Gale’s transformation beyond a library reference publisher to a true education technology partner for libraries.” said Paul Gazzolo, Senior VP and General Manager for Gale.

“Our collaboration with Gale on these exciting new science products for academic and school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online in an interactive environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the classroom, at home, and in the library. We are delighted to be showcasing this solution at ALA Midwinter with the Gale team,” said Tom Nicknish, President, CyberScience 3D.

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