Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas

Recognizes the best application focusing on non-core curriculum areas for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. These areas include art, music, health, technology, engineering, computer science, vocational/career planning, or multi-disciplinary topics.

Basic Robotics (MindTap) - Cengage Learning

Basic Robotics (©2016) equips students with a solid foundation in the industrial robot system and establishes a framework of understanding that is essential for entering the robotics industry. The curriculum begins with an exploration of the fascinating technological history that led to the modern robot, starting with events from Before the Common Era and ending with a glimpse of what the robots of tomorrow might become. From there the curriculum explores safety, various parts of the robot, tooling, power transmission systems, basics of programming, troubleshooting, maintenance, and much more.

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    Ogment - EvoText

    Ogment is a one of a kind tool for lesson creation and resource management. It streamlines the processes of lesson planning, curriculum development, collaboration and student delivery. It helps teachers create and deliver interactive lessons, assessments and courses using rich multi-media sources to ensure student engagement and content relevance. Ogment simplifies a teacher’s lesson workflow—eliminating cumbersome manual tasks such as bookmarking, gathering and organizing resources, saving videos, alignment to the standards, mapping to district curriculum guides, determining readabilities, sharing, collaborating and overall content organization. A cloud-based web application that was built using the latest Responsive Web Design to enable it to run on all devices, Ogment helps teachers: • Grab topical, engaging videos, articles, and images from the web using the Clipper—eliminating the ads • Automatically Lexile® web content and edited text • Organize and search all their resources—in one place • Drag and drop resources into their own customized lesson template • Align lessons to the CCSS or other state standards—quickly and easily • Create quizzes and assessments with Tech-Enhanced Item Types—to prepare students for the PARCC, Smarter Balanced or other assessments • Share and collaborate with colleagues • Deliver lessons in multiple ways—present for whole-class instruction; print; or assign lessons to classes, groups or individual students.

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    Lightbox - Follett School Solutions

    Lightbox is an interactive supplemental solution for PreK-8 teachers looking to improve student engagement & literacy development. Fully interactive & multi-dimensional, it will support teachers with varied approaches to teaching core content topics & accommodate needs of all learners. The tools found within Lightbox promote increased comprehension & vocabulary development & create a compelling student-centered learning experience for even the most disengaged students. Lightbox was developed to help teachers lead students through learning but also to empower students to learn on their own & explore areas of each topic that interests them. Structured activities check content knowledge, extend learning, build reading & writing skills, & challenge student thinking. With embedded audio, video, weblinks, activities, slideshows, integrated Google Maps, vocabulary support, and quizzes, Lightbox addresses all learners. Each title was built to align directly with CCSS, NGSS or NCSS & has been aligned to state standards. Students also have the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the title by directly integrating into a school’s LMS, leveraging what the school may already own & connecting students to relevant educational resources. Students can build their Tier 1 and 2 vocabulary through Vocabulary.com & access in-depth video content from CCC! Streaming Media. Each title operates as an unlimited access, site-based ownership model & students can access the content on any device.

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    Keyboarding Without Tears - Keyboarding Without Tears

    Keyboarding Without Tears® (KWT) is a web-based, multisensory curriculum that teaches the keyboarding and pre-keyboarding skills students need to succeed in today’s classroom, in grades K-5. Our program is developmentally appropriate by grade, with game-based lessons and activities. We introduce children to keyboard and mouse functions, and focus on fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and correct typing habits. We help to prepare students for the digital world with general computer readiness and digital citizenship skills, too!

    Digital citizenship lessons for all grades include four areas: digital information, digital protection, digital consideration, and digital communication. This ensures children are safe and responsible as they navigate online.

    We also get children comfortable and familiar with technology terms and concepts. Children who are confident using technology tools in a digital setting are prepared for computer-based testing and perform better.
    Keyboarding Without Tears offers cross-circular connections, combined with continuous, meaningful review.

    Easy to use Teacher’s Guides show the sequence of activities in our lessons. Teachers and parents can see how students are progressing through +Live Insights, the teaching dashboard for KWT. Reports can be seamlessly downloaded, printed and shared with other educators or families.

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    uCertify COURSE - uCertify

    uCertify course is a library of courses for technology, engineering or vocational training. These courses are delivered via highly engaging, flexible, cloud-based and device-enabled platform and can be used for self-paced or instructor-led training.

    In self-paced mode, these courses are adaptive and use competency-based progression. Each student is provided with individualized learning path. Educators can use these courses to deliver credit courses or augment their existing credit courses. Educators can customize these courses to add additional content with ease to accommodate diverse audiences and education missions.

    uCertify courses engage students through interactivity and instantaneous feedback. The course navigation is driven by a dashboard that is adapted to the specific course. Students can toggle between the various learning tools and resources and then return back to the topic at hand with one click.

    Each uCertify course comes complete with a study planner that allows students to track their progress. In addition, a progress meter for each major activity allows the students to take corrective actions.

    uCertify works closely with a number of major publishers to source content for these courses. Administrators appreciate uCertify because of comprehensive reports on student performance, course efficacy and also for ease of integration and administration.

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