Learning Resources

Free Resources: Saylor Foundation Opens Thousands of Learning Tools to Schools

The Saylor Foundation has opened its Media Library to the public, providing thousands of open educational resources, videos, articles, and full-length textbooks.

Knovation Updates netTrekker User Interface, Adds Content and Images

In preparation for the new school year, Knovation, which provides standards-based content and search tools for the classroom, has updated its search tool designed to help K-12 teachers find the digital resources they need.

Free Platform Provides Educator-Developed, Common Core-Aligned Curriculum

A group of educators, an education foundation, and two ed tech companies have come together to launch a free online platform that provides curriculum materials to schools and connects with student achievement systems.

Cengage Learning and MathJax Partner To Improve Online Equations

Educational content and software developer Cengage Learning has entered into a partnership with MathJax, an open source JavaScript display engine, to improve the way mathematical and scientific equations display in Cengage's digital math and chemistry learning platforms.

Financial Literacy Lessons Get Common Core Alignment

Educators preparing for Common Core State Standards will now have access to tools aligning financial literacy curriculum to the new standards, according to a release from the Council for Economic Education.

Snap Learning, Emantras Partnership Takes Literacy Mobile

Educational publisher Snap Learning and technology firm Emantras have partnered to make literacy curriculum aligned with Common Core standards available on any computer or mobile device.

Think Through Math Adds New Features to Online Learning System

Think Through Math, a supplemental online math intervention system designed to prepare students in math for grades 3 to Algebra 1 for Common Core standards, has added new features and enhanced existing capabilities.

Open Educational Resources: iNACOL Outlines Policy Recommendations

"Today’s textbooks are obsolete and the acquisition process is broken," according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), but as schools work toward implementing Common Core State Standards, open educational resources (OER) can help them provide students with customized content much faster and more cost effectively than the traditional textbook acquisition model.

Federal Site for Free Education Resources Grows and Gets Mobile Facelift

A site for accessing freely available education materials from public agencies has just been revamped for the third time in its lengthy history to include a cleaner interface and many more listings. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) helps educators, students, and others find digital teaching and learning resources maintained by the federal government.

New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learning Objects

Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.