By collaborating with professionals in the areas of education and technology, Luis has crafted uniquely effective bilingual educational systems for elementary school classrooms.
Science PIX Educational System
The Science PIX Educational System was designed as an easy-to-use toolset that provides educators with an array of visual aid resources for educators who teach science. This product is ideal for teaching science to bilingual students in grades 3 through 5. The Science PIX Educational System utilizes an engaging educational approach, as it enables teachers to promote playful learning techniques and visual literacy, while also teaching children about science! The Science PIX Educational System includes the following components, all of which are designed for students in grades 3 through 5.
SciencePIX – Printables DVD-ROM: In compliance with National Science Education Standards, this interactive DVD-ROM provides teachers with access to more than 2,700 printable pages, available in PDF format. This toolset features more than 650 full-color visual graphics, more than 450 vocabulary cards, memory games, word search puzzles, and graphic organizers. All materials are available in full color in both English and Spanish.
SciencePIX – Sketches CD-ROM: The SciencePIX Sketches CD-ROM includes an array of PowerPoint presentations and PDF files that feature a wide variety of step-by-step sketches and graphics depicting a range of different science concepts. The visual aids also include appropriate labeling, definitions, and basic descriptions. Educators are also provided with easy-to-apply instructions on how to create a science notebook, a project which will promote high-level thinking, improved comprehension, all while improving the students’ understanding of scientific concepts.
SciencePIX – Posters: The SciencePIX Posters features eight full-color posters that promote visual literacy and facilitate understanding of key science concepts and processes. This is in compliance with the guidelines outlined in the United States’ national standards for science education. The poster dimensions are 12-by-18 inches, printed on 100-pound weight glossy paper with UV coating. These full-color posters are two-sided; one side is in English; the back of the poster is in Spanish, making them ideal for the bilingual classroom.
Leonardo da Vinci – The Art of Science
Leonardo da Vinci gathered his observations and ideas in his now famous “Notebooks”. They include over 100,000 drawings and more than 6,000 pages of notations. Without a doubt, observation skills were at the core of his scientific exploration. Leonardo’s approach to scientific knowledge was visual. For him, art and science were one, the “science of painting” as he referred to it. For Leonardo, drawing was the ideal way to explore the whole range of the natural phenomena.
In this new book, we learn about Leonardo’s constant exploration since the days of his childhood in the town of Vinci, and how students of any age can find inspiration in his work to create and maintain a science notebook. Science notebooks in the style of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks are a powerful tool that can be used to help students make connections to expand their understanding of the world around them. You are invited to use this book as a tool to introduce your students to the power of visual literacy.
Enabling Learning’s enhanced books make the most of the resources offered by technology to facilitate learning. Readers of this storybook have access to the following additional material online:
– Printable word search puzzles
– Printable activity pages and graphic organizers
– Printable comprehension questions
– Printable coloring pages
– Book presentation on video by its author
Using the free app “Aurasma”, you can bring printable pages to life! With the magic of augmented reality technology, readers can display educational videos (English and Spanish) on some of the additional ?online material. Printable material is not available in the iBook Versions. Aurasma app is available for iOS and Android.
SciencePIX iBook – Scientific Tools
Using illustrations, interactive pictures, and videos this SciencePIX eBook is ideal to build vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension skills while learning about basic scientific instruments and safety in the science lab. Includes visual glossary and comprehension questions.
Available for iBooks (iOS devices and Mac Computers)
Los Científicos Educational System
Los Científicos learning system was designed to help bilingual students excel in the subject of science. This engaging learning system has five books and DVDs based on the National Science Education Standards.