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Friday, October 26, 2012

CLiC—Capturing Learning in the Classroom—is a web tool

New interactive Textbooks for iPad and Classroom Assessment Software premiere at Ontario Learning Technologies Conference

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Pearson Canada is helping students power up to learn with new iBooks textbooks. Three of Pearson's bestselling textbooks, re-imagined for the iPad and brought to life with engaging video, audio, assessment, interactive images and 3D animations, are now available in Canada. Education Technology Leaders will have an opportunity to preview the new Pearson Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science interactive textbooks at the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) annual conference.

Pearson Canada's complete mobile strategy for students and teachers also includes a new assessment tool designed for Ontario's full-day Kindergarten program. CLiC—Capturing Learning in the Classroom—is a web tool that records and tracks teacher observations of student learning. CLiC is also mobile, allowing teachers a fast, accessible, and convenient way to capture and organize their observations of children at play. Teachers can connect their observations to learning stories and provincial curriculum expectations, and generate reports that support planning and communication with parents. Pearson will officially launch CLiC at the ECOO conference in Richmond Hill on Friday, October 26.

Dr. Tania Sterling, Pearson's Digital Learning Research and Communications Manager, said, "Today's learners interact with a wide range of rich media outside of school. We are delighted to meet students' needs and stimulate their curiosity with Pearson's next generation of interactive resources. Pearson is engaging students with the tools of their time, making learning more relevant and connected to their wider world."