IXL Learning are passionate about creating and supporting the best educational technology possible. They develop groundbreaking products used by millions of learners, from children to adults to make learning as effective as it can be. IXL are committed to solving the real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the planet.
From a 2-year-old starting to count, to a university student tackling a foreign language, from teachers creating educational games for their class, to parents reviewing concepts with their kids. IXL’s Maths product alone is used by over 10% of US schoolchildren, who have answered a whopping 26 billion questions to date!
It’s a sad reality that only 1 in 5 children get a bedtime story on a regular basis and, although children are traditionally taught in the daytime, knowledge and fact-based learning is most effective in the 90 minutes before sleep. The home has three times more impact on a child’s learning outcomes than school but supplementary learning can be expensive. Getting the learning right at home, is key to a child’s future but often parents don’t have the tools or knowledge to be able to be effective teachers themselves.
This is why Dream Learners’ stories are so beneficial for everyone in the family. After extensive research they are developing a multi-platform library of magical, animated story experiences that broadly cover the curriculum and are optimised for safe use in the 90 minutes before bedtime – the best time to learn. The magical learning stories and accompanying resources are aimed at children aged 3 – 9 to use on their own, or for maximum learning impact, with a parent. Dream Learners are constantly expanding their library of stories and resources.
The Writing Project provides a free platform for teachers, students, schools and anyone involved in education to share their thoughts, advice and expertise in writing. With over 10,000 pieces contributed to the site in the past half a year, The Writing Project is a brilliant opportunity to have your voice heard in a wider, worldwide educational community.
The lack of a financial education can have a crippling effect on students’ wellbeing. Through empowering students to take control of their financial future, BlackBullion positively impact on the student experience as well as retention, lifelong attainment and employability.
The platform educates users through easy to understand native content and interactive modules that engage but never patronise. Users can then access intelligent insights through smart analytics and reporting for minimum hassle and maximum efficiency, empowering learners to achieve lifelong learning and personal development. As Blackbullion put it, it’s more like a chat with a knowledgeable friend than a lecture from a bank manager!
27. CommonLit – Free literacy resources and progress tracking tools
As nominated by Jon Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation at CUE.
Founded by former teachers, CommonLit is a nonprofit EdTech organisation that operates an award-winning reading and writing platform. With CommonLit, teachers can create a free account to gain access to a host of standards-aligned, levelled, digital library of short texts including news articles, poems, historical documents and more. Their formative assessment tools help teachers target instruction and support struggling readers.