The core curriculum for the Switched-On Schoolhouse builds upon
the solid foundation of the LIFEPAC Curriculum that has been repeatedly proven in homes and schools
for decades. Surpassing its predecessor, SOS provides an interactive, multimedia learning environment.
5th Grade History & Geography covers History of the Western Hemisphere.
Updated for 2001! Switched-On Schoolhouse now includes these new
and improved features:
- WELCOME VIDEOS
Instructors welcome students to the course, giving an overview and
study tips. These teachers, partnered with our "Tiny Tutors," provide students with
additional guidance and help them get the shcool year off to a good start.
Put history into perspective with this new feature. Click on any linked
date in the curriculum (all subjects) to find out where in history you are. Students can
see the context of their studies and how the events of the past fit together.
- DYNAMIC LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Dynamic Learning Activities help students apply what they have learned
in an exciting new way. In this interactive game environment, students can choose to
practice timed math computations on "chalkboards," mix beakers of chemicals to balance
equations in chemistry lab, and, in the state quiz section, test their knowledge about each
state while racing against the clock to place the state piece on the map.
- PRINTING OPTIONS
Want your student to work away from the computer for a while? You can print:
Lessons, quizzes and tests, Answer keys, Grade reports, Spelling lists, Supply lists for
science experiments, Solution keys for upper-grade math, Complete scope and sequence
- SOLUTION KEYS IN MATH 9-12
Solution Keys offer additional teacher support for solving problems in these
difficult upper grades of math. The solution keys come in a printable file that parents can
use when going over work with their students.
- VOCABULOCITY II
One of the most popular features with students has just gotten better.
Vocabulocity is a 3-D game that helps students learn their vocabulary words. New graphics,
sound effects and storyline will keep students playing and learning.
- AUTOMATIC LESSON PLANS
Organizing your lesson plans and setting due dates is easier than
ever. Automatic lesson plans are based on your school calendar. Generate a year's
worth of lesson plans with the click of a button.
- ALTERNATE TEST
Keep your curriculum current! When we find changes that need to be
made in the curriculum or the program, we post downloadable files on our Web site for you
to use. The instructions are easy to follow, and our technical support team is ready to
help you. You need not wait for a new edition.
- COMPLETE TEACHER CONTORL
Switched-On Schoolhouse is designed to give you the flexibility to make
important educational decisions as you see fit. Default settings are in place to give you a
starting point. From there, you can make adjustments according to the needs of your students:
Assign extra projects or skip over lessons, Clear student work and send a section back to be
redone, Enable or disable Web links and games, Allow for "open book" or "open page" quizzes
and tests, Reorganize subjects and add your own projects, Adjust grading scale, Override the
- STUDENT-TEACHER MESSAGING
It's the electronic way to tutor! Designed for efficient communication,
Switched-On Schoolhouse messaging allows you to exchange messages with your students using
electronic "sticky notes" attached to each question. You can also add instructions or
comments for each student via their electronic mailboxes.
- AUTOMATIC GRADING AND RECORD KEEPING
Instant grading saves you time and gives immediate feedback to the student.
Grades are automatically computed and recorded as lessons are completed.
Copyright 2000 William E. O'Sullivan V. Developed exclusively for The
Home Computer Market.