New Product Review: Glynlyon Odysseyware Middle School and High School Science

Odysseyware (Glynlyon)Glynlyon’s Odysseyware provides comprehensive online products that support instruction across a range of content areas for students in grades 3-12. Odysseyware resources support instruction in self-paced and credit-recovery programs and blended learning environments. Content incorporates instructional videos, grade-appropriate texts, games, and interactive learning activities. Learning List recently reviewed Odysseyware middle school science and high school science courses for Texas. [Read more…]

Reviews include high school Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, and middle school courses for grades 6-8. For each course, direct instruction is provided in short video lectures and an accompanying online text. In video lectures, teachers clarify new terminology and introduce new concepts and skills. The narrative is broken into manageable sections and contains graphics, illustrations, and images to support understanding. Embedded examples with solutions are provided. Margin notes provide hints and tips and connect content to students’ real-world experiences.

Most units include experiments that may be completed either as online or as a hands-on activity with teacher supervision. Online experiments generally are presented using a video that asks students to record their observations and respond to written prompts. Guidance in conducting hands-on experiments is provided for teachers. Some units include projects that require students research and topics in biology (e.g., research the reasons muscles become sore after exercise).

About Odysseyware*

Odysseyware takes the question of where students can learn out of the equation. With its fully HTML5 course library, students can learn anywhere, anytime, on any device, via a powerful Learning Management System delivering hundreds of multimedia-based courses. Students have access to CTE, Advanced Placement®, core and elective options, all aligned to national and state standards. They also have access to powerful supports including translations in 23 languages, vocabulary and reference libraries, text-to-speech, and immediate coaching for writing skills via the Writer Tool.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Odysseyware.

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