The ultimate teaching tool just got better!
Welcome to our newly redesigned and improved interface!
Brighter colors. Whiter backgrounds. More graphics. Easy-to-read text. Simple navigation. The entire site has been redesigned to create an engaging, user-friendly experience and provide a comfortable learning environment for students and teachers. Content navigation has been redesigned to make the entire site tablet and smart-device friendly. Scroll down to explore our new features!
Explore Our New Features
Text to Speech
Using technology first provided within AIHE’s CICERO Kids™ K-5 online curriculum, CICERO now includes a Text To Speech feature based on technology from ReadSpeaker™. ReadSpeaker helps struggling readers and English Language Learners process written content by speech-enabling and highlighting it at the same time. This dual-mode content delivery has been proven to increase student retention, comprehension, and memory.
CICERO’s new Timelines are now cleaner, faster loading, and rich with historical dates, facts, figures and vibrant images. Timelines are a great way to engage your students and provide an overview of important dates and events within a given CICERO Unit of history.
All closed-captioned videos found on CICERO: History Beyond the Textbook® now include transcripts. Video transcripts assist the hearing impaired and allow students to follow along with the speaker, resulting in better comprehension. Vocabulary ToolTips are included on the transcripts as well.
CICERO’s Vocabulary ToolTips provide a dynamic teaching tool that displays the definition of a highlighted word in a small pop-up on the same page. CICERO’s Vocabulary ToolTips allow instant feedback to readers, resulting in better comprehension and reducing frustration. Simply mouse-over highlighted words and the definition pops-up!
No more PDF files or Word® documents to download. All content found on the CICERO classroom tool is HTML formatted, allowing new features such as Vocabulary ToolsTips and resizable fonts for projection in your classroom. In addition, HTML formatting assists with faster page loading, allowing for better search capabilities, and functionality across any browser-enabled device from PCs and MACs, to tablets and smart phones.
Galleries and Heroes
CICERO’s new GALLERIES and HEROES sections include vibrant images of notable people, places and events, plus political cartoons and propaganda specific to the unit time period. Large thumbnail images expand with a single mouse-click to open larger images or hero biographies. Gallery items also include titles, dates and source information for most images.
Support and Feedback
The CICERO design team values your opinions and comments. Our new Support page allows the viewer to send comments, ask questions, seek technical support or suggest future additions to the website. Your comments will be reviewed and responded to within 24 hours.
CICERO’s newest architecture leverages the latest in cloud-based computing technologies and benefits users by providing improved performance, load-balancing and scaling resources as need increases, to maintain fast page load times.