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Net Texts Updates Free Content Management System
Net Texts has unveiled a new version of its free content management system designed for schools that have deployed 1:1 computing programs.
Net Texts allows teachers to create and publish their own lessons as well as add content from more than 50,000 open educational resource materials from publishers such as CK-12 Foundation, Khan Academy, and Project Gutenberg.
Types of downloadable course content, which are organized by subject, grade level, objective, and standard, include links, audiobooks, e-books, PDFs, videos, and slideshows. Teachers can also give interactive tests through the platform. It can be accessed using iPad, Android, or Web apps, and teachers can publish directly to students’ tablets.
Each course includes units, similar to textbook chapters, that can include lesson plans, projects, assignments, handouts, and lecture notes. The course collections feature lets teachers browse and select from courses available. After courses are downloaded, they appear on the My Courses page.
New features added to Net Texts include:
- Drag-and-drop functionality, which lets teachers add or reorder content to courses;
- Enhanced navigation and search to easier find vetted materials and lessons from other teachers; and
- An improved test creation module, which allows teachers to develop a test and include it in a unit. Net Texts provides upwards of 400 pre-made tests, and teachers can add their own tests, too.
For more information, visit net-texts.com.
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