ScrollMotion selected to develop Algebra 1 app for iPad

From the press release: ScrollMotion, creators of the Iceberg Reader and a leading developer of electronic book applications, today announced a partnership with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) to develop its Holt McDougal Algebra 1 application for the iPad. Launched in September as part of HMH Fuse™, a new mode of curriculum delivery, the Algebra 1 iPad application is currently being used in a pilot program for eighth grade classrooms throughout California. The pilot will compare the performance of students using traditional text books with those using the application.

Promising an entirely new educational experience that brings learning to life for students by moving beyond the one-way experience of a print or digital textbook, the new HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 app offers touch-screen access to a complete curriculum in students' preferred medium. Linked, point-of-use graphing tools, tips and hints; animated step-by-step examples and solutions; and a dual-format note-taking feature immerse and engage students in every stage of instruction. Tutorial videos, vocabulary support with links to written and audio definitions, and automatic individualized quiz and assessment grading provide innovative, on-demand assistance to supplement classroom instruction.

“This project is about completely reimagining what’s possible in a math curriculum,” said Josh Koppel, ScrollMotion founder. “We were able to start from scratch and deconstruct the learning process to build educational tools that intuitively connect with students in a way that was never before possible.”

“Through HMH Fuse and this app, we are introducing a new kind of curriculum development, where content is delivered in a variety of ways so students and teachers can individualize the learning experience,” said Bethlam Forsa, Executive Vice President of Content Development and Publishing Operations. “Partnering with ScrollMotion on this app enabled us to create an interactive format that will resonate with teachers, students and parents because it mirrors the multi-dimensional digital environment they interact with on a daily basis.”

ScrollMotion is the largest book provider in the iTunes App Store. In addition to their groundbreaking education platform, they have partnered with the world’s leading trade, children’s book and magazine publishers to redefine print for the digital age.

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2 Comments on ScrollMotion selected to develop Algebra 1 app for iPad

  1. This article says “from the press release”. To which press release does this refer? Link?

    It also refers to the announcement being made ‘today’ – but this app has been used since September.

    Have I missed something?

    Thanks

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