Fall 2022 Updates
HMH Rolls Out Offline Syncing, Integrations, New Student Content, Teacher Pathways
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Learning technology company HMH this week introduced a host of enhancements to Ed, its teaching and learning platform, including integrations with Google Classroom and Clever and improvements to its core, supplemental, and intervention solutions and professional learning services, according to a company blog post.
Thanks to the integration capability for Google Classroom users, teachers can assign HMH instructional content through Google Classroom and use Ed’s automated scoring and reporting features, HMH said. The new integration with Clever adds automated rostering and single sign-on capabilities for no extra cost.
HMH also rolled out “enhanced interactivity” and online/offline syncing to its Go learning app so learning materials are still available to students even if internet connection isn’t, the company said.
The embedded assessment system, HMH Growth Measure, has enhanced data to better inform educators’ placement decisions and district planning.
New Features on the Student Side
New student-facing features announced by HMH include:
- “Explore Zone Simulations,” now available through HMH’s intervention solution Math 180, shows students how math is used in real-life careers and lets them “explore the impact of mathematical decisions,” HMH said.
- The new Learn Zone Progress and Performance Tracker lets students even track their own achievements.
- Guided writing practice program Writable has a slate of new mini lessons for grades 6–12, each focused on a specific ELA skill.
- HMH’s math and ELA supplemental practice software Waggle now has a suite of Spanish-language lessons, as well as a new teacher dashboard, enhanced data reporting, and updated auto-assign features.
- Math 180 and English 3D have expanded supports and more content for English language learners.
More Closely Connected Curriculum
HMH said its connected approach means its solutions are uniquely integrated in ways that empower teaching and learning.
“For example, HMH's new paired digital and print solution, AI-based tutor Amira Learning and Saxon Phonics & Spelling, will combine Amira's ESSA-strong 1:1 reading tutoring with Saxon's research-based explicit phonics instruction to provide systematic foundational reading support for K-2 learners,” the company said. “Amira will also now provide teacher and district skills reporting and continues to build upon its skills lessons that support readers in both English and Spanish.”
New Professional Learning & Educator Features
HMH also introduced what it called “more personalized professional learning” called Teacher Success Pathways on its Ed platform; the courses’ topics match each teacher’s programs and grade-level, HMH said. Content includes interactive media, model lessons from practicing teachers, editable lesson plans, and how-to tutorials for HMH’s solutions.
Both live and recorded sessions are offered on the platform, HMH said. Other enhancements for teachers enable “greater teacher control of assignment workflow, making it easier for teachers to manage the volume of student assignments,” the company said.
Learn more about the Fall 2022 updates on HMH's blog.
Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can
be reached at [email protected].