New AP Curriculum Review: McGraw Hill’s (Silberberg) Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Edition

Learning List has reviewed McGraw Hill’s (Silberberg) Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Edition.  This comprehensive resource supports instruction in high school Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry courses. Content is available in print and digital formats with additional online resources. Instruction emphasizes problem solving and the process and contemporary applications of chemistry, including advances in computing. The text …

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Learning List Reviews Advanced Placement (AP) Materials to Fuel Student Success

With a shared goal of helping publishers produce materials that will prepare students for success in AP courses, Learning List worked with College Board to develop alignment templates based on the recently released course frameworks. Learning List now reviews AP materials for alignment to the Learning Objectives (LO) (i.e., what students must be able to do) and separately to the Skills and Practices (i.e., larger transferable skills) contained in the newly revised AP course frameworks.

Mobile Apps Gain Momentum: DynaStudy’s DynaNotes Science

DynaStudy’s DynaNotes Science Course Notes are app-based supplemental learning aids that support instruction in high school biology and chemistry courses and science courses at grades 5 and 8. Students can create easy, password-protected journals on individual or shared iPads or Android tablets. The apps are grounded in TEKS, personal to each student and connected to the outside world.

Research Update: The Value of Literary Fiction in Developing Social Skills

A study published this month in the journal Science points to the benefits of reading literary fiction in developing students’ ability to empathize as well as to read and understand social cues. Social psychologists at the New School for Social Research in New York City relied on Amazon.com to recruit participants ranging in age from 18 to 73 from diverse …

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