Amplify Science offers Interactive Classroom licenses that make elementary instruction more flexible for students and teachers, as well as providing additional means to engage in remote, hybrid, or in-person learning!
Student-facing digital lessons
With Interactive Classroom, students can engage with digital lesson content in one cohesive experience. It’s the same content from Amplify science in a new, integrated format where students can interact with slides, sims, modeling tools, videos, books, and more.
Digital student notebook pages
Students can draw, write, record audio, and insert images into their Investigation Notebook pages. Their work is automatically saved and delivered to you in real time. When students edit their work, those edits are immediately reflected on your teacher work review page. You can access student responses by clicking "View Work," where you can see students’ Investigation Notebook pages from the lesson, updating live.
Assign in Amplify
Interactive Classroom allows flexibility with optional features like scheduling assignments in advance and setting due dates.
You can use Scheduling to determine the date and time that the assignment appears in Student Home. You have the flexibility to schedule when assignments appear and use dates to remove assignments from Student Home.
Learn more about assigning in Amplify here.
Assign in an LMS
You can also assign lessons via our integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams, or by copying a lesson link and sharing it with students through the platform of your choice. The assignment link you send will provide students with direct access to the full lesson—slides, videos, digital tools, and worksheet activities—no student platform navigation required! Learn more about assigning to an LMS here.
Teacher platform and presentation
Explore teacher-facing lesson content—including sample teacher talk, student responses, pedagogical support, and possible student responses—on your private Teacher Guide tab. Students will only see the lesson slides that you are presenting.
You can choose to “pause” student screens during the presentation when they do not need their devices or when you’d like their attention. Clicking the Pause button on the Teacher Guide tab will freeze student screens with a takeover “Eyes on Teacher” message.
You have a variety of options to control how students navigate within Interactive Classroom. You can use the default teacher-led mode to tie students to your presentation location as you advance through the lesson, or choose to turn on student-navigated mode, allowing students to navigate through the lessons themselves.
You can also set specific student pacing, where you pick which slides students can access and move between. See more about student pacing here.
Work review and presentation
Watch your students’ thinking unfold in real time as they navigate digital tools and complete interactive notebook pages. Identify gaps in understanding when you scan View Work, or use Present Student Work to foster discussion and sensemaking by anonymously sharing students’ pages.
Interactive Classroom units for Amplify Science are rolling out according to our recommended scope and sequence during the 21–22 school year. The first two units of each grade level are available now, and the remaining units will be released in December and February, respectively.
December: Unit 3 of each grade
Grade K: Sunlight and Weather
Grade 1: Spinning Earth
Grade 2: Changing Landforms
Grade 3: Environments and Survival
Grade 4: Earth's Features
Grade 5: The Earth System
February: Unit 4 of grades 3, 4, and 5
Grade 3: Weather and Climate
Grade 4: Waves, Energy, and Information
Grade 5: Ecosystems Restoration