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Best Cross-Curricular Solution

Recognizes the best non-content-specific software tool for students, educators or administrators that can be used in multiple curriculum areas in the K-12 or postsecondary markets. Includes productivity and creativity solutions that support instruction or management across different courses or subject areas, such as document creation, graphic design, workflow, problem solving or web development.

CourseSites by Blackboard - Blackboard Inc.

CourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual teachers and community educators to add a web-based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet. Teachers can even choose their own URL so students can find Instructor Home Pages easily.

This simple, easy to use system gives educators greater choice and flexibility for online courses with cutting edge features that encourage experimentation. Supporting and training is also provided. There is no license fee, no hosting fee and no additional setup required for instructors to get started.

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    McGraw-Hill Blackboard Building Block - Blackboard Inc.

    Blackboard and McGraw-Hill have joined forces to help institutions keep pace with-and get in front of-the demands of the next generation of learners. Educators can pull content, assignments, and assessments easily from McGraw-Hill's proven learning object repositories directly into their Blackboard Learn courses. This is the deepest, state-of-the-art integration of publisher content within a learning management system: a combined solution that offers students and instructors a single point of access for courses, content, and learning tools.

    It is easier than ever to discover and deploy McGraw-Hill content and tools within your course environment through this combined solution:

    -Single sign-on provides seamless access to course resources.

    -Automatic grade synchronization ensures all Connect assignment grades are automatically recorded in the Blackboard gradebook.

    -McGraw-Hill Content link located within the course Content area allows instructors to discover and embed McGraw-Hill content within their normal Blackboard Learn course workflows.

    -Consolidated McGraw-Hill Higher Education page within the Blackboard Learn Tools section enables users to access all integrated content and tools in one place and efficiently deploy links in content areas.

    -Compliance with student privacy standards such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ensures student data is protected and secure.

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    Gaggle - Gaggle

    We realize that today's students are social learners. Rather than pushing against the tide, schools can embrace the benefits in a safe and controlled environment designed specifically for the needs of K-12 education. Our tools help engage students, support diversity and develop communities that encourage dialogue and the sharing of ideas and events. Gaggle's tools enable anytime, anywhere access so that teachers and students can work together on assignments, projects, and events.

    In 2002, Gaggle began releasing web tools to complement our email solution. These tools included Chat Rooms, Message Boards, Blogs, Digital Lockers, and Homework Drop Boxes. In 2010, Gaggle released several new online tools collectively referred to as Gaggle Apps. Gaggle Apps includes Gaggle Office, Social Learning Wall, Safe SMS Texting, GaggleTube, Gaggle Mobile, MyGaggle Interface, and Integrated Calendars. In the summer of 2011, Gaggle again released new tools including Mark It Up! (a collaborative correcting tool), class pages, filtered Instant Messaging using open protocols, and updated several older tools.

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    McGraw-Hill LearnSmart - McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group

    LearnSmart is an intelligent learning system that uses a series of adaptive questions to pinpoint each student’s knowledge gaps. LearnSmart then provides an optimal learning path for each student, so that they spend less time in areas they already know and more time in areas they don’t. The result is that, by the end of the course, LearnSmart’s adaptive learning path helps students retain more knowledge, learn faster, and study more efficiently.

    Instructors benefit as students are more prepared, resulting in more productive and interactive class time. Detailed reporting allows instructors to see at-a-glance class and individual student performance in real-time.

    To access LearnSmart as a student, see additional customer feedback, and learn about LearnSmart effectiveness, log into the CODiE Judge Evaluation Zone (the last link provided above) using the following log in information:

    Username: learnsmart@student.edu
    Password: Student1

    LearnSmart is currently available in 34 higher education course areas from Biology, Chemistry, Accounting, Psychology, Spanish, Economics and more. Since it was launched in 2009, there have been over 450,000,000 probes drilled by students.

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    Schoolwires Centricity2 - SchoolWires, Inc.

    Centricity2 is a website and content management system that brings together all essential technologies, tools and information in one place. Using Centricity2, K-12 school districts can communicate securely with staff, engage students and parents more effectively, promote their brand, and build confidence in the value of the district.

    Centricity2 supports districts’ 21st century learning goals by providing all the tools teachers need to successfully manage a flipped classroom and helps educators improve results and lower expenses district-wide through blended learning models. And Centricity2 is flexible. So as the district advances and adds new technologies, Centricity2 and its integration capabilities will grow along with the district.

    Centricity2 makes it easier to stay connected and engage all the members in the district, with group management capabilities, mobile device support, and a suite of Web 2.0 tools. A school district can measure its community’s level of engagement through integrated Web analytics that proactively monitor online activity.

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    VariQuest Visual Learning Tools - Varitronics

    VariQuest Visual Learning Tools are designed to help educators differentiate instruction through creation of visual and hands-on instructional supports such as posters, graphic organizers, progress charts, bulletin board displays and manipulatives. The VariQuest suite includes the Design Center, Poster Maker, Cutout Maker, and Awards Maker, powered by VariQuest Software featuring thousands of curriculum-aligned templates and graphics designed specifically for schools.
    VariQuest Learning Modules are standards-aligned learning activities that help pre-K through 6th grade teachers incorporate visual and hands-on learning strategies to reinforce basic skills, and provide motivational activities that supplement their school's curriculum.

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