Press Release: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches HMH Player, Simplifies Digital Instruction for the Classroom
Incorporating the adaptive technology of HMH partner Knewton, HMH Player will provide teachers with predictive functionality that that gives automatic feedback on how students are progressing against their own expected performance, and in later versions, that of others in their class, school and district. The app incorporates social collaboration functionality as well. For example, students can chat directly with teachers during online classroom sessions and "raise their hands" using instant message functionality. For parents, the app gives the opportunity to opt-in to receive updates or text message notifications on student progress against goals.
"We're excited to have an HMH Player core curriculum experience that is native and optimized for the Chromebook - the fastest growing device in education today," added Bram Bout, Director, Google for Education. "By combining engaging content, adaptive technology, and advanced collaboration tools in a seamless Chromebook user experience, HMH and Google together are providing a sophisticated, interactive solution that signals a new phase in the learning paradigm for both students and teachers."
HMH Player for iPad takes advantage of the iPad's unique versatility and intuitive Multi-Touch interface, allowing teachers flexibility to the classroom, and the ability to easily display lessons, illustrate key concepts, and guide students in real-time.
HMH's market-leading math curriculum, GO Math ©2015 and its Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II High School Math series (HMH AGA) will be the first programs to integrate with the HMH Player for back to school 2014, with new ELA products to follow in 2015 and beyond.
The HMH Player will be introduced at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in Atlanta (June 28 - July 1) at Booth # 1226. To find out more about HMH's presence at ISTE, visit www.hmhco.com/ISTE2014.
To learn more about HMH Player, visit YouTube or visit hmhco.com/iste-player.