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Standards Update - April 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

What is Your Company’s Grade for Helping Students Achieve Success?

Research indicates that the adoption of new textbooks, specifically math textbooks, are not showing there is a direct impact on improvement in student learning. The research suggests that one factor may be a lack of proper training sessions for the teachers in how to best utilize the textbooks.

Is Gaming the New Facelift to Global Education?

The gamification in the education market was $450 million in 2018, and is expected to grow to $1.8 billion by 2023.  During this time frame, the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is forecasted at 32%. The increasing adoption of digital learning, growing need to enhance the learning experience for better outcomes, and adoption of AR/VR technologies are the major factors driving the growth of gamification in the education market. The lack of availability of skilled people to train instructors is one roadblock in the market growth, however.

Need Standards-Aligned Lessons Written?

Many publishers in the EdTech industry are being inundated with requests for standards-aligned lessons from educators who use their products and content daily in their classrooms. Educators want a “one-stop shop” where they can find easy-to-use lessons and materials. According to Matthew Lynch of The Tech Edvocate, “Every company must offer a variety of lesson plans for teachers to choose from on each standard.

Announcing New Resources Added to the Curriculum Matrix March 2019

Curriculum Matrix LogoIn the last few weeks, 347 new resources have been added to the Curriculum Matrix from the sources listed below

  • Bozeman Science
  • TeachEngineering

 

 

Standards Update - March 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • North Dakota Health Education (2018 - Grades K-2, 3-5, 6, 7-8, 9-12)
  • Kansas Social and Emotional Learning (2012 – Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • College Board AP Psychology Course Description (2014 - Grades 9-12)
  • Arizona Early Childhood (2018 - 36-60 months)
  • Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) Finance Pathway (2014 - Grades 9-12)

 

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The Explosion of Video in the Classroom

 

How Publishers are Making Videos “Teacher-Ready”

 

Check out Gina Faulk’s guest column, “The Explosion of Video in the Classroom” in MDR School of Thought. Learn how EdGate helps publishers extract keywords, concepts, descriptions and standards to ease video discoverability.

 

EdGate offers Section 508 Compliance

For those of our clients who use EdGate’s Correlation User Interface (CUI) capabilities, the CUI’s can now be created so that they are fully 508-compliant. 

EdGate’s CUI empowers users to dynamically search and retrieve the correlation data in real time. Hosted by EdGate, this iFrame is designed to be branded and embedded onto publisher websites for real time searching of correlations.

Podcasting in Kindergarten: It’s Happening

Are you smarter than a 5-year-old? Take this into consideration: Kindergarteners across the country are now creating podcasts. Podcasts are just one of the ways technology has been integrated into classroom…even classrooms at the Kindergarten level. We came across an article in the latest Education Week issue that discusses how teachers are turning to podcasts to practice reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Texas Requires Publishers use CASE by 2020

Have you heard the news? Texas has announced that as part of Proclamation 2020 they will require that publishers use the machine-readable TEKS standards that have been provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). These standards are provided in the IMS Global CASE-Certified machine-readable format.