The rapid increase in online learning has given Pivot Interactives the opportunity to expand our platform's utility. We're building Pivot Interactives into the most innovative, powerful, and effective interactive science learning tool. Pivot Interactives is a one-stop solution for learning with interactive video, simulations, and hands-on learning.
New Interactive Video Content
In the past year, we've created dozens of new activities in all content areas. We've doubled the amount of content for teaching biology during the past six months, with exciting real activities about animal physiology, genetics and biotechnology, and evolution. For the 2021-22 school year, we'll introduce:
- middle school life science
- middle school physical science
- high school and introduction to college earth science
- more content in all existing content areas
These new collections mean that more of your students can benefit from Pivot Interactives engaging and effective resources.
Content for younger students
We've created over 100 highly-scaffolded activities that are perfect for younger students and students with less science experience. These activities have guided, step-by-step instructions with instant, automatic feedback. These activities even modify the instruction based on student needs. These activities help students learn scientific thinking using real events and data.
We used teacher input to develop 100 feature improvements since Sept 2021.
- Improved grading tools and user interface (ongoing, monthly updates)
- Lab groups (June 2021)
- Automatically graded, randomized, numerical questions (June 2021)
These features make Pivot Interactives more flexible, easier, and more powerful for both students and teachers.
Hands-on Data Collection
Pivot Interactives will soon gain the ability to collect data from sensors including but not limited to Vernier Go Direct sensors. This means that Pivot Interactives can be used as an electronic lab notebook for hands-on labs. (read more)
Customized Simulations with Individualized Feedback and Grading
You'll see some activities in the collection now, based on PhET-iO simulations and other simulations and visualizations. Coming soon, our simulations will individualize the scenario for each student. Questions based on this individualization can be graded automatically. Because every student will have different answers, it is more difficult for students to find answers online.