Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Their team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. They publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century.
OohLaLa provides a Platform for Students to Interact. The campus wall allows students to post questions about housing, purchasing books or finding the best places to eat and get answers quickly from the campus community. Admin can post important information and create custom channels that are specific to life at their campus.
SchoolTube.com is the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators – exclusively endorsed by over twenty national education associations. Empowering students and teachers through the use of video, with a safe, informative, and fun video sharing experience.
Lifeliqe is the world’s first learning platform that enables users to drag & drop any of its 1,000 interactive 3D and augmented reality models into lesson plans, e-books and other learning resources. Students, teachers and homeschoolers can access premium, ready-to-use 3D models and lesson plans for learning, creating and sharing their own content. Lifeliqe’s mission is to spark in students memorable light bulb moments and create a passion for lifelong learning. Lifeliqe is now also available in virtual reality as HTC Vive’s strategic partner for educational VR content.
As nominated by Ben Collins, Instructor at General Assembly.
Despite the recent advancements in edtech, math teachers and students have still predominantly been using pencil and paper to create math and respond to math questions. Thanks to the g(Math) Add-On, it’s quick and easy to create equations, graphs, stats displays and math quizzes to insert into Google Docs, Sheets, or Forms. Now students at all levels – and their teachers – can write virtually any mathematical expression directly on their PC or Chromebook’s keyboard or touchscreen.
Simple K12 help motivate, inspire, and enrich more than 600,000 teachers per year. In turn, these teachers are also there for each other. They are all in the same boat. They stay up late and get up early. They grade papers in the car. Make lesson plans while making dinner. Email parents while folding laundry. Run the school newspaper while watching ballet practice… and SimpleK12 gives them the ideas and support they need to never give up.
Write. Touch. Swipe. Pinch. SMART interactive displays, whiteboards and collaboration software are so easy to use, they’re second nature. Out in the schoolyard students tackle all sorts of imaginative projects together. SMART encourages that same back-and-forth interaction inside the classroom and beyond.