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Your Online sciPAD Experience

Books Work

We know workbook based learning works. Research shows that students have better learning outcomes when using ‘pen on paper’ as opposed to ‘keyboard and screen’.
However, online learning has some advantages. There are learning activities you simply cannot achieve in a 2-D printed environment.
Until now, schools have usually had to choose between workbook based learning or online learning.
But what would happen if you combined the proven educational outcomes of write-on workbooks with the advantages of online learning? sciPAD FUSION is the best of BOTH of worlds - printed sciPADs accompanied by sciPAD Online.
In 2021, sciPAD Online will be available for the Year 9 and Year 10 sciPADs and the Level 1 Science external sciPADs.
Best of all, access to sciPAD online is INCLUDED in the price of your sciPADs - thats right, it’s FREE for your students to access!


What is sciPAD Online?


Engage

sciPAD Online interactive lessons work alongside the topics in each sciPAD Workbook and are aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum. They are full of New Zealand contexts, images and videos, specially tailored to the curricular needs of the classroom.
Each lesson features several engagement and assessment activities including summative questions (text, multi-choice and drag and drop) as well as key word flip cards and sorting. Student work in these activities is saved and completion rates can be viewed online by their teachers.
Each video has been developed in-house to meet both the level and content requirements of the New Zealand Science Curriculum. Videos are precise, concise and viewable within lessons or as interactives with question prompts when played.
Videos stream at up to 4K UHD and are produced and filmed by experienced science teachers. Lab equipment and props are carefully chosen to match New Zealand classrooms while locations used are all New Zealand based.
Learn how to light a Bunsen burner, test for pH, undertake a full experiment with water bottle rockets all from your device before you undertake the practical within your sciPAD workbook!
Each simulation helps the student understand concepts within their sciPAD Workbook and can also be used by the student to complete work pages.
Students are passionate about gaming, and teachers are passionate about teaching. sciPAD Online has a wealth of interactive game experiences that allow students to learn by playing.
Game-based learning (GBL) involves using games as a part of the learning process. GBL is aimed at teaching a discrete skill or specific learning outcome, rather than being a complete pedagogical system. It is an effective way to teach new concepts.
sciPAD online is designed to complement the sciPAD Workbooks, not replace it, and works on any device. Students will find that their sciPAD Online subscription will allow them to complete key parts of their sciPAD Workbook.
Videos, animations, games, literacy tasks, simulations, key skill activities and summative testing tasks extend the sciPAD Workbook by providing interactives and visualisations that are otherwise not possible on 2D print.

Features

Lessons

Interactive lessons work alongside the topics in each sciPAD Workbook. Students and teachers will find content which contains New Zealand related contexts, images and videos which have tailored to match the needs of a New Zealand classroom.


Games

Engage, challenge and extend your learners with science-based games.


Literacy and Skill Activities

Activities let your students undertake virtual experiments, build scientific skills, and reinforce the literacy requirements of each topic.


Formative Testing

Student-driven testing throughout lessons is short and sharp. They instantly provide question-specific feedback and hints that prompt students towards understanding the concepts they are studying.


Videos

Filmed by New Zealand science teachers and streamable at up to 4K UHD, videos focus on precise and concise explanations that match practical activities in the sciPAD Workbooks.


Student Progress tracking

Set an activity to be completed in-class or as homework. Completion is tracked live, in real-time, and complimented by recording the number of attempts made by a student as well as their score progression. Teachers can also add classes or groups to quickly check all data for each class and export or download this data.


How do we access sciPAD Online as a school?

For 2021, access to sciPAD online is INCLUDED in the price of your sciPADs - thats right, it’s FREE for your students to access! We have designed sciPAD online to complement and extend the activities within the sciPAD workbooks - giving your learners the best possible learning experience available in New Zealand.

If you would like to trial sciPAD online with your students this year please fill out this form and one of our team will contact you.