And They're Off!
ERAC's Digital Media Test Drive is underway, with over 60 teachers from 16 Elementary and Secondary schools registered to participate in an evaluation of Digital Media learning resources! In Peace River, Fort Nelson, New Aiyansh, Prince George, and Prince Rupert in northern and central BC; in Comox, Nanaimo and Sooke on Vancouver Island; and in Chilliwack, Delta, Kamloops and Vancouver in southern BC, teachers and schools will be evaluating a variety of digital media solutions.
Now Where Did I put Those GIZMOS?
ERAC is currently conducting a formal evaluation of ExploreLearning Gizmos, a large collection of interactive online simulations that develop conceptual understanding of math and science in grades 3-12. The ERAC evaluation consists of both a technical review of the product and an educational evaluation against a full range of ERAC criteria for learning resources.
This 60 day free trial is for ERAC members only. Click here to access the trial directly or go to www.explorelearning.com and enter promo code "ERAC11" for a free trial.
Become A Microsoft Pathfinder School in the Innovative Schools Program
ERAC members can now apply to become part of the Innovative Schools Pathfinder Program and we would love to see a BC school on this exclusive list of technology leaders! Every day education leaders face the challenge of engaging and inspiring their students. The rapidly changing nature of technology and the impact of our connected world require transforming teaching, learning and assessment practices.
The ERAC Resource Collection is Now Live!
ERAC delivers more value to members with the new online, searchable collection of BC-evaluated resources so if you're looking for new resources to use in your classroom, ERAC's online searchable resource collection is the place for you! Scan the public pages of the Resource Collection or click on each title and login to view the complete detailed evaluation.
ACCESS YOUR ADVANTAGES 8-9-10
In our January and February editions of EUpdate we highlighted several of the current ERAC offerings that save members money and help them serve their students better! This month we feature three more offers that help participating members maximize the value of their ERAC membership. Take a look and decide whether these great offers can help stretch your budget for the next school year.
Check Out the 8-9-10 advantages highlighted in this issue
ERAC-Evaluated Products: February 2011
|Les 10: histoire canadienne||Scholastic Canada|
|Literacy Place for the Early Years||Scholastic Canada|
|Pixton for Schools - French||Pixton Comics Inc.|
|Pre-Calculus 11||McGraw-Hill Ryerson|
Check It Out!
Take a quick video tour of some popular components of the ERAC Online Database Bundle!
EBSCO's Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and contains nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The Teacher Reference Centre provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines. This short tutorial shows you how to access these databases, create folders, receive email updates from your favorite journals and more!