Synaxis recently completed a website for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that allows browsers to find and review information about the NGSS as well as review the draft standards themselves (until the end of May). The final standards will be published in 2013.
The launch of the Next Generation site was a much anticipated event by concerned parents as well as by educators themselves. It was featured on www.usatoday.com and was on the front page of USA Today on May 11, 2012. In preparation for this publicity, Next Generation turned to the experts at Synaxis to design, develop, and host the new site. They also offered advanced servers, reverse proxies, and a content delivery system to handle the large amount of anticipated traffic.
The site itself is designed to be user friendly, with well laid out navigation and clearly labeled sections. This is thanks to a Drupal 7 design, which also makes searching the site for exact information quick and easy. This allows even not so Internet savvy people to easily get to where they need to go. A clean layout also adds to the convenience, since it’s not cluttered with unnecessary graphics and videos.
Aside from the easy to follow layout, there is a wealth of information found on the Next Generation Science Standard website. An expansive frequently asked questions section combined with sections explaining what the standards are, how they will be used, and why they were developed are also available. These are intended to give readers a strong grasp of the entire development and implementation of the new standards so that they are easy to understand and informative.
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