Capstone's PebbleGo Earth and Space Database Now PebbleGo Science; Publisher Correlates Content to STEM and NextGen Standards
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 5, 2015 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is transforming its PebbleGo™ Earth and Space database to PebbleGo Science. In addition to covering earth and space content, the database now also supports the core concepts of physical science, life science, and engineering, technology, and applied sciences. The update adds more than 80 new articles specifically selected for their correlation to STEM and Next Generation Science standards.
Current subscribers automatically receive the additional content at no extra charge and new subscribers will not experience a price increase.
“Our award-winning research solution for PreK-3 students just got better with the expansion of PebbleGo Earth and Space to PebbleGo Science. Libraries will have the most cost effective and up-to-date way to support science curriculum at this level,” said David Samuelson, Capstone EVP and General Manager.
Specifically designed to meet the needs of PreK-3 researchers, PebbleGo supports literacy and builds a foundation for a lifetime of learning. PebbleGo employs reading strategies to strengthen emergent readers’ literacy and research skills through a streamlined interface, audio supports, and easy-to-read articles. PebbleGo features expertly leveled and fully narrated text, animated highlighting, glossary words, visual searching, educational videos and games, and encompassing activities which teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they’ve learned. PebbleGo is available over the Internet 24/7 as an annual subscription for enrolled students through mobile devices (iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD) and desktop computers.
Launched in 2009, PebbleGo Animals was the first database of its kind featuring text specifically leveled for a K-3 student. Reviewers gave the database 5-stars (MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools), an A+ (School Library Journal), a Star review (Library Media Connection), and named it one of the year’s “Top 20 Best Bets for Student Researchers” (Booklist) and a “Top Five Resources for Fall” (School Library Journal). Most recently, PebbleGo was chosen in a School Library Journal readers’ poll as a Stellar Database, “SLJ readers were vocal—and almost unanimous—in their appreciation of this fun, informative resource.”
PebbleGo is a multi-award winner, receiving accolades from the Software and Information Industry Association, Tech & Learning magazine, Learning magazine, the Association of Educational Publishers, and ComputEd Gazette.
Customers can sign up for a free trial demonstration of PebbleGo at www.PebbleGo.com.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. Capstone’s business units include Capstone Library, Capstone Classroom, Capstone Young Readers, myON, and Capstone International. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com.