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New Acellus Social Studies Course for Grade 6

 Acellus has released its Grade 6 Social Studies course as part of a new Middle School series. Acellus Grade 6 Social StudiesThis course focuses on world history and geography from pre-civilization through the rise of the Roman Empire. Taught by Acellus Instructors including Susanne Mitko, this course addresses various national and state standards, including those of California. Grade 6 Social Studies begins with Hominids and Homo Sapiens and their migration to the six continents, and continues with the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages. Students go on to learn about the Middle...

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Acellus Releases Grade 7 Social Studies Course

As part of a new Middle School series, Acellus has released the new Acellus Grade 7 Social Studies course. Acellus Grade 7 Social StudiesFocused on world history and geography across Medieval and Early Modern times, this course addresses various national and state standards, among those California, and is taught by Acellus Instructors including Rhonda Ireland. Beginning with the social, cultural, and technological changes that occ­urred in Europe, Asia, and Africa, the course goes on to cover the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing throughout the...

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Acellus Now Sends Monthly Report to Parents

Acellus has added a feature to keep parents updated on how their kids are doing in Acellus. The Monthly Email Report includes Course Progress, Scores, and Time Spent, with a detailed breakout of each that allows parents to clearly see where their students are having success and where they need to make more effort. In order for schools to utilize this feature, teachers must first be sure it is turned on in ‘Class Setup’ (the Acellus default is ‘On’). Next, the email addresses of the parents of...

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Teachers Can Now Update to Newest Version of Acellus Courses

Acellus studies learning as a science, and therefore it constantly modifies and enhances the educational content and the delivery of its courses to reflect better ways of teaching students. As part of this process, course developers at times create a whole new version of a course to eventually replace an older version. When a new, improved version of a course is ready to be deployed, it is important that all students be able to take advantage of it without losing the work they have already completed in the older course. To accommodate students...

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Students Can Now “Retake” Previous Lessons to Boost Scores

When students struggle with a concept in an Acellus video lesson, it is usually apparent by their low score after they complete the problems. While some students are not affected by these occasional lower scores, diligent and conscientious students are, and they would even be willing to do extra work just to improve their grade. At the same time, if a teacher — or even Acellus — were to assign these difficult lessons to the student to take over again, most students would be less than motivated to complete the work. To solve this...

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Acellus Releases New Course – AP European History

Acellus has added a new course to its Advance Placement offerings – AP European History.  AP European History Course - Acellus The course leads students through the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that shaped Europe from 1450 to the present, with special focus on analyzing the influence those developments had at the time and continue to have on the world today. AP European History is organized by historical periods that are marked by the notable ideas and events that altered the course of history during each. Students begin by...

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Acellus Enhances Notifications to Teachers

While Acellus allows teachers to stay on top of student work realtime via the Live Class Monitor, it also sends them Notifications of important student events, such as when a student has passed an exam, when a student is struggling in a lesson, or when a student has failed an exam. Failed Exam Notification These Notifications appear in the teacher’s Messages. Now, Acellus has added some important enhancements to these Notifications. In addition to basic student and course /lesson/exam name information, teachers will see more detail,...

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Acellus Releases New Foreign Language Course – Spanish II

Acellus Spanish II Course Acellus has just released Spanish II — the next in its series of Spanish language courses. Spanish II continues to build on the foundation of vocabulary and grammar laid in Spanish I and is organized around different settings that include daily routines, travel, health, emergency situations, and personal interests in fields like sports, music, and art. The course gives extra attention to the present, preterit, and imperfect verb tenses, which allows students to converse about topics in different time frames, such as...

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New Message Flag Aids Teacher/Student Communication

New Message AlertWhile teachers have had the option of sending messages to Acellus students whenever they felt a need to do so, students were only aware of these messages if they went back to the student login screen and checked their message icon. This meant that if students were watching videos or working on problems and then logged out of Acellus without going back to the login screen, they were not aware of their new messages until the next time they logged back into Acellus. To...

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Acellus Grade 6 Math Course Targets Spanish-Speakers

Acellus has just released a new math course for middle school - Grade 6 Math-Spanish. Acellus Grade 6 Math Spanish The new course is especially designed to help Spanish-speaking students progress in their understanding of mathematics while at the same time reinforce their understanding of English. Grade 6 Math-Spanish continues to build a strong foundation in mathematics, covering important concepts such as ratios and rates, solving problems with negative integers, using expressions and equations to solve problems, and developing an understanding of statistical thinking. One of the features of...

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Acellus Releases German II Course

Acellus German II CourseAcellus has just released German II — the second in a series of German language courses targeted for high school students. The course builds on the foundation laid in German I, expanding grammar and vocabulary skills to increase students’ ability to understand and speak the language. The focus for the course includes learning correct verb tense and sentence structure, which students then apply to common settings such as home, shopping, travel, sports, recreation, and in expressing personal emotions. German II adds extra enrichment...

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Acellus Releases New AP Computer Science A Course

Acellus Blog Post - AP Computer ScienceAcellus has added a new course to it current Advanced Placement course offerings with AP Computer Science A. This high school course instructs students on the core aspects of computer science, including how to create and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant in today’s society. Students will also learn how to deploy programming tools and how to effectively respond to complex problems through hands-on applications and examples. The Acellus AP Computer Science A course has been audited and...

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