Learning Social Studies? Pearson’s Got An App for That

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 01, 2011

This week at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Pearson is showcasing its award-winning collection of apps designed to aid students make the connection in between learning and entertaining, even though reinforcing their knowledge of history, geography, economics and civics.

“Apps have genuinely changed today’s understanding landscape. They not only supply a entire new way to make study and evaluation interactive and engaging for students, but they take anytime, anyplace studying to the subsequent level,” stated Pearson senior vice president Lynda Cloud . “With our growing collection of social studies apps, students can energy on their iPads or iPhones anytime, anyplace to learn and evaluation – regardless of whether they are on the school bus, at a break throughout soccer practice or on the sofa in the evening with their parents.”

Featuring fast-action arcade games, intriguing puzzles and interactive word games, Pearson’s Games Apps for American and World History make understanding history fun, speedy and easy. The American History Games App includes a lot more than 100 diverse games on dozens of topics, such as Roots of the American Men and women, The American Revolution, The Civil War, Business and Urban Growth, World War II, The Civil Rights Era, and Challenges for a New Century. The Globe History Games App also gives students far more than 100 distinct games covering a wide range of global history topics, such as Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity, The Muslim World, Spread of Civilizations in East Asia, Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa, The Industrial Revolution, and World War II and Its Aftermath.

Amongst the games featured on these apps for middle and high school students is “Whacky History,” derived from the well-liked carnival game, “Whack-A-Mole.” In this rapidly-paced arcade game, a selection of historical figures race about the screen and students must speedily read a primary source, decide who stated it and whack away. Other games include “Clues to the Past,” “History Hunter” and “Say What?”

With Pearson’s Test Prep Apps for each American and World History, students have access to hundreds of critiques, flashcards and quizzes developed to assist them evaluation and recognize essential concerns and understanding of a lesson or chapter. Personalized feedback and remediation prepare students to succeed on their chapter, unit or end-of course tests.

Pearson’s myFlashcard Maker App, for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, lets students develop their own flashcards or access hundreds of ready-created cards. With text and audio in both English and Spanish, students learn in their own way at their own pace. Activity modes consist of Study, Review and Quiz with instant, personalized feedback. myFlashcard Maker Apps are accessible for:

    High School: U.S. History, World History, American Government, Economics
    Middle School: American History, Civics, World Geography, World History
    Elementary School: American History, Regions of America, Florida Social Studies

This collection of education apps for social studies was recently honored with a 2011 Award of Excellence from Tech &amp Understanding magazine, recognizing them as K-12 technology merchandise that break new ground.

For a limited time, Pearson is providing educators promotional gift codes to preview up to four of the social studies apps. For details, go to http://www.pearsonschool.com/ssapps and click on “Free Apps!”

About Pearson

Pearson, http://www.pearsoned.com, has as its mission to function side by side with states, districts, teachers, students and parents to guarantee that each and every child is prepared for college and career (NYSE: PSO).

For more info:

Kate Miller, kate.miller(at)pearson(dot)com – 800.745.8489

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