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Mar 16, 2020 2020-03-16

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

SPOTLIGHT! On Equitable Access to Science Materials

Building Science Literacy with Technology
Nationally, English learners (ELs) make up nearly 10 percent of preK–12 classrooms and almost 15 percent of urban classrooms, and these numbers are on the rise, according to research by the National Center for Education Statistics. Many supports are available for ELs, but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. How can educators make access to science more equitable?

Setting ELs on a Path to Success
Crack the Books is the first standards-based, core curriculum–aligned digital book series that includes both interactive enhancements and universal design accessibility features. Developed in collaboration with top universities, scientists, educators, and specialists, this interactive science series for iPad provides helpful literacy supports for English learners, including leveled readings for grade-appropriate science content. The app also includes clickable in-text links to images, videos, and definitions, as well as text magnification and highlighting options. All visual media can be accessed outside the text passages to allow for an inquiry-based approach. Costs: Free to try one book; $29.99 per year for full access; $9.99 each, for individual books

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