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ExamView Learning Series Aligns with Common Core State Standards


eInstruction's Global Classroom Makeover Video Contest will award $75,000 in equipment, software and cash to three grand prize winners.

Ed tech developer eInstruction has announced that its ExamView Learning Series is now aligned with Common Core State Standards.

ELS provides a library of 14,000 assessment questions in core subjects, including math, English, science, and social studies. The collection, which integrates with the company's ExamView Assessment Suite and CPS student response systems, is now aligned with CCSS in math and English language arts. eInstruction said ELS will also be aligned with 40 individual state standards by the end of the year.

Further information about ELS is available here.

In other eInstruction news, the company's Global Classroom Makeover Video Contest will close Nov. 2. The contest calls on teams of students and teachers to produce music videos (no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds) that illustrate how the contestants envision the future of education technology or how their class is currently using technology.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories based on grade level: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. One grand prize winner from each category will be awarded a classroom makeover valued at $63,000 to $78,000 consisting of student response devices, an interactive whiteboard, a classroom audio system, a computer and camera, cash, software, and other prizes. (A complete list of prizes can be found here.)

Entries should be submitted by a team consisting of a teacher and at least one student. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 2. A panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on creativity, collaboration, and effective demonstration of the use of technology. Finalists will be announced Nov. 9, and category winners will be announced in early December.

Further information about the Global Classroom Makeover Video Contest is available here. Examples of current entries can be found here.

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