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New Teacher-to-Teacher Marketplace Seeks Learning Materials from 500,000 Educators

InfoSource Learning is creating a new division that will act as a Teacher-to-Teacher Marketplace, where teachers can create, buy, and sell learning materials on any level, from pre-K through adult professional development, and in any geographic region or language. Michael Werner, co-founder and CEO of the company, will head up the project to find 500,000 teachers worldwide who want to share their learning materials with other teachers and trainers. InfoSource will give 75 percent to 85 percent of the royalties to the teachers who contribute their materials to the marketplace. Additionally, all teachers or trainers who contribute to the marketplace will have access to the newly revamped InfoSource online course development tool known as CATpro…

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netTrekker Taps Into Multimedia Science Content from Teachers’ Domain

Thinkronize, developer of the netTrekker suite of educational search products, and WGBH Educational Foundation’s Teachers’ Domain have partnered to provide netTrekker subscribers with instant access to high-quality multimedia content for teachers and students. Teachers’ Domain is a digital library of nearly 1,000 multimedia resources for classroom use and independent study, and offers teachers media-rich tools to present science concepts to students in high-impact, engaging, and interactive ways. The addition of Teachers’ Domain’s high-quality resources into netTrekker’s database of more than 180,000 safe, educator-approved, standards-aligned resources gives teachers and students convenient access to even more valuable content in one location. Harnessing the award-winning public television programming produced by WGBH, Teachers’ Domain provides access to classroom-ready video clips and interactive activities from programs such as NOVA, ZOOM, and A Science Odyssey. Teachers will also find correlations to state and national education standards, lesson plans, discussion questions, background essays, and customization features to help educators introduce Teachers’ Domain multimedia into lessons…

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Miami-Dade Implements Cognos Business Intelligence Solution to Improve Performance

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has standardized on Cognos 8 Business Intelligence as a key foundation in its commitment to improve student and school performance. M-DCPS is the fourth-largest school district in the US with approximately 350,000 students, 50,000 employees, and an annual budget of $6.1 billion. To better monitor school and student performance, M-DCPS began searching for a BI solution that could deliver critical information from its data warehouse to a wider audience. A solution that could fulfill the detailed reporting requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act was also needed. After a thorough assessment cycle, the evaluation committee selected Cognos 8 BI. Today, everyone across the M-DCPS district, from principals to administrators, uses Cognos 8 BI to manage, analyze, and report on student performance in areas such as attendance, grades, and suspension rates. Problem areas are now spotted quickly and easily, allowing for intervention times to be drastically reduced...

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