Learning Resources

Smithsonian Launches Quests Program To Encourage Discovery and Collaboration

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies has launched Smithsonian Quests, a digital badge program designed to foster project-based learning and inspire students to explore their own ideas and interests.

McGraw-Hill Releases LearnSmart for High School Students

In an effort to help prepare students for college and future careers, McGraw-Hill Education will make its adaptive study tool, LearnSmart, available to high school students.

SoftChalk Cloud Goes Mobile, Expands LMS Integration

SoftChalk has added iPad and Android compatibility and greater learning management system integration to the newest version of SoftChalk Cloud, its cross-platform learning object repository and content authoring platform.

Thornburg Center Unveils Free Standards-Aligned Videos

The Thornburg Center has released a variety of free short videos that are aligned with next-generation national science and engineering standards coming in the spring, as well as Common Core standards being implemented by the states. The Knights of Knowledge inquiry starters launch announcement was made today at Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013, and some of the videos are available now.

StrataLogica Geography Reference Released as Free iPad App

Herff Jones/Nystrom has released a new geography reference tool for the Apple iPad. The new app, which debuted at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week, is a free application that offers users a sampling of StrataLogica's interactive layers of geography, history, and earth science content for the K-12 classroom.

Credo Launches Information Skills Tool for K-12 Students

Online reference resource and informational skills company Credo Reference has released a new version of its Literati software specifically for K-12 students.

Turnitin Launches Teaching Tool to Evaluate Online Sources

Turnitin has released Source Educational Evaluation Rubric, an evaluation tool designed to help writing students determine the academic quality of the Internet sources cited in their research papers.

Sophia Offers New Math Resource for Middle School Students

New tutorial series aims to help middle school students bolster math skills.

3 Organizations Band Together To Assist Michigan's Lowest Performing Schools

Compass Learning, Agilix Labs, and School Improvement Network are working together to provide the five percent of lowest performing schools in Michigan with a centralized portal that includes a student-centered learning system and resources for teacher effectiveness.

NewPath Creates Interactive Online Learning Program for K-12

NewPath Learning, a developer of supplemental education products for K-12 classrooms, has launched a new, free standards-based online learning program with interactive multimedia lessons in science, math, language arts, and social studies.