Learning List has reviewed Glynlyon’s Odysseyware products for mathematics and English language arts (ELA) for grades 3-5. Although neither product was created to address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) specifically, Learning List has conducted TEKS alignment verifications for each product at each grade level. Mathematics 300, 400, and 500 and Language Arts 300, 400, and 500 are year-long courses for students in grades 3, 4, and 5, respectively. [Read more…]
Across grades, mathematics instruction focuses on developing number skills, numerical literacy, and concepts in geometry. ELA courses develop close reading skills in conjunction with writing, speaking, and listening skills. Each course begins with a “Course Overview” that provides an introduction to content and a list of additional materials (e.g., protractor, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”).
Both the math and ELA materials are fully customizable; teachers may reorder, add, and delete content. Some units include projects that require students to apply what they have learned (e.g., use patterns to determine the next term in a sequence, write a fable). Projects are completed online using Odysseyware’s “Writer” word processing tool.
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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