With the first round of computer-based Common Core assessments complete, here are a handful of tech tools that will help teachers and students prepare for the next round.
- By Anna Martin, Shannon Smith, Jesse Wray
Accelerate Learning is integrating more than 1,000 videos from Twig World with its STEMscopes curriculum.
Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.
- By John K. Waters
A new content marketplace for educators that is currently being tested in beta will be fully available later this fall.
Gale has become a Google for Education Partner and integrated the companies tools into its own products in an effort to better connect research technology with its users' workflows.
Autodesk will make the Autodesk Design Academy, a collection of curriculum resources, available through iTunes U.
Knovation is partnering with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) in an effort to close the "assessment-instruction loop."
The open educational resource provider Curriki will unveil a new, updated Web site featuring responsive design, social tools and other upgrades this summer.
Every Launchpad is custom-curated with apps chosen to address the learning needs of students from pre-K through fifth grade.
- By Christopher Piehler