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Wisdom Leap – Combination LMS, ePortfolio, and automation system

WisdomLeap – Anything to do with learning at your  fingertip, anytime, anywhere WisdomLeap is a holistic learning solution for schools. It handles all the learning needs of the school on a single platform. Learning Management System (LMS) Content creation and management. Assessment creation and management. Assignments and activities management. Collaboration tools (chats, blogs, wikis, forums and more. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) Automation System Capture anecdotal records. Add Marks for SA and FA. Online auto graded FA assessments. Rubrics for FA assessments. Grade Co-scholastic areas and activities. Automated CCE report card generation. Multiple MIS reports. ePortfolio A student portfolio of...

Versal – Create captivating learning experiences

Versal – Create captivating learning experiences – Free for teachers and educators Create Fun and interactive lessons From complete courses to quick homework assignments and student-led projects, create interactive online learning experiences. Interactive gadgets Gadgets are the building blocks of a lesson. Create, curate, and customize content to inspire students like never before. Create the best content Add the basics (text, video, and images), then get creative with customizable interactive exercises and assessments. Learning is more effective when it’s fun. Browse the gadget market Discover course-ready content in our teacher-powered Gadget Market. Search 1,000+ gadgets covering virtually any topic imaginable. It’s the...

Children’s Progress Academic Assessment – Provides a personalized assessment experience

Measure early childhood learning with CPAA Help your youngest learners leap ahead—track early childhood learning with CPAA Prekindergarten and early primary students aren’t just small versions of bigger kids—that’s why Children’s Progress Academic Assessment™ (CPAA™) provides a personalized assessment experience that supports your youngest learners’ unique developmental needs. Designed by Columbia University and MIT researchers, our adaptive skills assessment offers educators a reliable tool to guide targeted instruction for early childhood learning. In addition, CPAA offers easy-to-understand parent reports and instructional activities for the home. Set skill acquisition on the right path from day one Quickly identify fully and partially...

Visual Learning Tools – Marketing and communication tools for schools

Educate. Motivate. Communicate. Fundraise. Spinitar is one of the few audiovisual companies dedicated to providing and maintaining top-class educational systems. To that end, we offer the very highest quality personalized learning experiences and resources commercially available. The VariQuest Visual Learning Tools provide innovative instructional support, giving students with diverse learning capabilities the tools to succeed. The specialized instructional solutions combine visual and kinesthetic learning experiences, helping to facilitate information retention, student interest, and lateral thinking. VariQuest Tools allow for a superior interactive classroom experience for both students and educators. Additional VariQuest Resources   Online Training Funding Sources   The VariQuest...

BRIM – Report and track bullying incidents throughout a school

From Reporting Through to Resolution and Prevention BRIM helps you manage and track the entire process at each of your schools. Their mission is to bring about a world where everyone can go to school without fear of being bullied. BRIM truly can help schools better handle cases of bullying which can only lead to more happy kids. The hardest thing for victims of bullying to do is report it. No kid wants to be labeled a “tattle tale”, and so most victims of bullying stay silent. When they finally come forward to get help, the physical or psychological damage is already done....

Remind – The end of unread printouts, sticky notes, and emails.

At Remind, teachers are the heart and soul of what they do. That’s because they believe that by making teachers’ lives easier, they empower them to personally connect with students and bring communities together to improve education. Their vision is to connect every teacher, student, and parent in the world to improve education. Teacher obsessed Understand, empower, and delight teachers; our work starts with them. Simplicity wins Make things easy to understand and useful. Find a way Take ownership and focus on impact. Be direct, considerate, and receptive Challenge each other to be our best selves. The end of unread printouts,...

Educreations -Engage students with video – teach anything to anyone from anywhere.

Educreations is now even easier to use and more powerful than ever. We carefully reconsidered every detail to create the essential tool for teaching and learning on the go. Engage Students With Video Capture Your Ideas Record your voice and iPad® screen to create dynamic video lessons that students and colleagues can access any time, as needed. Share Instantly Post your videos to Educreations and share them with anyone. You can even share videos via email, Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo or YouTube, or download and store them in Dropbox or Google Drive. Replay Anytime All of your videos are stored safely...

TeacherMatch – Uses analytics as a hiring and professional development tool

TeacherMatch was founded by a group of dedicated, passionate educators with a wealth of experience who understand that teachers are the most critical factor in: Fostering whole student development Increasing measurable student academic growth and achievement Advancing district/school performance and reputation Their four co-founders worked together in the K-12 public education system — where they spearheaded the design and implementation of a comprehensive hiring and professional development plan involving thousands of teachers. The model was such a success that the U.S. Department of Education used it to shape their multi-billion-dollar school improvement program. In collaboration with their skilled technology group...

QwertyTown – Web-based keyboarding app, uses gamification and social learning elements

QwertyTown is a modern keyboarding web app. It provides a safe, teacher-controlled environment where students can communicate with their classmates, teachers, and friends. While becoming fluent with a keyboard, students are learning how to interact in a digital environment. This environment prepares them with a fundamental skill set essential for academic and professional success in the 21st century. Homepage The QwertyTown homepage is their public face. QwertyTown is web based and requires no installation. Updates will simply appear on the site with no inconvenience to users.  Any visitor to QwertyTown can explore some of the features in QwertyTown, read about...

SyncPad – Digital devices facilitates real-time sharing

Take your students  into the future Make your classes more engaging with the help of SyncPad Easy setup Works on iPad and computers Room moderation Import your images or PDF files Collaboration 1-to-1 Make your classes truly interactive and fun with SyncPad. Many schools are already using SyncPad as a key application in their 1-to-1 iPad programs. Imagine bringing the whiteboard or class presentation right to the students’ desks in the classroom or at home. A better interactive whiteboard Use SyncPad to interact directly with your students. Let them answer your questions on the whiteboard from their seats. With the new...

My Student Survey – Are you ready to learn how student surveys can help your teachers grow?

My Student Survey – Web-based, interactive teacher feedback reports Why Choose My Student Survey? Their surveys were developed by expert researchers at Vanderbilt University. They were created using an established validation framework so you can have full confidence acting on the results. They are all former teachers and have worked in district offices. This experience is critical to providing the best service because they have been in our clients’ shoes. They provide web-based, user friendly feedback reports and employ the highest levels of data quality and security. Your data will be actionable, accurate and protected. Valid and reliable measure of teacher...

Blue Ribbon – Create or adapt assessments using multiple question types

What is Blue Ribbon Testing? An online assessment engine, with over 20 question types, providing baseline assessments tied to Common Core Standards for K-12. Don’t settle for multiple-choice assessments. Use Blue Ribbon to experience many interactive question types, like those on the high stakes tests.However, every district is unique, so why accept a “one size fits all” approach to assessment?Partner with Blue Ribbon Testing to create a customized approach for your district. Assess your students using your formative and summative assessments. Import items, and assessments, or access our item banks to create meaningful assessments that test your students following your district curriculum,...

PlayPosit – Deeply engage learners and accountably measure understanding

Why school leaders choose PlayPosit Among the changes in education, there are two particularly pressing forces: Blended learning and Common Core testing. The Blended model–individualized, differentiated video instruction to complement in-person learning opportunities–has never had more game-changing potential with the ubiquity of tablets and computers, but it is not standardized in implementation, efficacy, and alignment to school needs. The Common Core State Standards–computer-based summative assessment designed to standardize learning progress across states–are rolling out in most US states this year. They are rigorous and require teachers to deliver new content and students to master a new assessment environment. Existing Challenges...

Questi – Optimal educational opportunities for every child

SOFTWARE FROM THE EYES OF EDUCATORS The powerful adaptability questi ensures that our software supports your school. Questi is partner of your school. Of each teacher, remedial teacher or board member. With simple, easy to use and powerful solutions to support you in your teaching duties. INSPIRING FORMATIONS The questi formations are a starting point for anyone in education who wants to deepen, further training or inspiration. The carefully selected formations and teachers in questi invite you to look at a fresh way to education, to children, to educate. DISCOVER OUR VISION The software we create is not an end...

Akindi – Grade multiple choice assessments using regular paper and any scanner

What they do Akindi is a web based assessment system that automates the creation and grading of multiple choice examinations for K-12 teachers and college/university instructors. Unlike Scantron’s system that uses proprietary scanners and paper, Akindi allows users to use any scanner and any sheet of paper. This saves educators and educational institutions thousands to tens of thousands of dollars annually currently spent on Scantron scanners, sheets, and maintenance. Transforming the current system to a web based platform is the first step towards enabling further innovation in the field of class assessments. Their Philosophy To help build tools for educators...

Tritone Music Education Systems – Online music instruction platform

About The Tritone Music Series is an award-winning Managed Learning Environment (MLE) focused on delivering music education courseware over the Internet to schools and distant learning environments. Created by leading music educators, our integration of curriculum, assessment and course management distinguishes it as one of the top online music programs available to the educational market. Currently, the Tritone Music Series focuses on courseware designed to teach music and keyboard performance. Future developments will include a broad range of other instruments. For the teacher, the courseware offers a comprehensive, balanced and sequential program that supports National Music Standards and provides a...

Bloomz – Teacher-parent communication tool for pre-K to 8th grade classes

What is Bloomz? Bloomz is the easy to use, secure app that connects parents, teachers, and school administrators to build stronger communities around children.  Bloomz helps teachers save time in their communication with Parents.  Parents stay engaged with their school community, and on top of their child’s world.  And, schools can deeply connect and coordinate with their community, effectively increasing engagement, satisfaction and retention. A Private and Secure Network for the Classroom Bloomz is an Invitation only network: New members may gain access to Bloomz only through an invitation from an existing member, a Class Code or by requesting an...

SurveyMonkey – Get answers with the world’s leading survey platform

SurveyMonkey Create Surveys, Get Answers. The basics are always free. Upgrade for more powerful features. Create and send surveys with ease A simple poll? In-depth market research? They’ve got you covered. Create any type of survey—from simple to sophisticated—with their powerful and easy-to-use survey builder. 15+ Question Types Custom logo & branding Page & Question Skip Logic Mobile app for iOS and Android Surveys you can send out via mobile, web, social media Integrated with partners like MailChimp, Eventbrite, and much more Collaboration features to help you create, edit, and analyze surveys as a team Make smarter decisions with data Use...

SunGard K-12 – Financial and human resources software for school

About SunGard K-12 Education SunGard® K-12 offers software solutions and professional services designed to help K-12 schools and school districts support student achievement and operational efficiency. PLUS 360 is a single integrated suite of software solutions for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. K-12 Financial & Human Resources Management A Solution for Every District Finance and human resources management needs vary from district to district. A quick analysis of your needs will identify which SunGard K-12 solution best fits your requirements. Our eFinancePLUS™ and BusinessPLUS™ school software are comprehensive finance and...

Screencastify – Screen video recording for Chrome, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

Record videos directly in Chrome Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Just press record and the content of your tab, webcam or desktop is recorded. Easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc. Screencastify does not depend on any plugins (like Java, Flash or others), so runs on all platforms that run Chrome (Linux, Windows, OS X) or ChromeOS (Chromebooks and Chromeboxes). Integrates with Google Drive Screencastify can store your recordings on Google Drive, so you can access them from anywhere. This also helps to save local storage, especially on Chromebooks. Prefer to keep your...

Modular Management System – Fully featured with native apps & integrated partners

MMS ONLINE – Their full-featured MMS Student Information System made available using the Software-as-a-Service model. EASY TO AFFORD Lower up-front costs than buying the software, and their IT people take care of all the technical issues. The low, annual per-student fee allows you to pay as you grow, and includes access to the complete MMS system, annual support services, software updates, and enhancements. EASY TO ACCESS You simply run MMS OnLine using your computer’s web browser, or even your smart phone. Connect from school, from home, from virtually anywhere you have Internet access. They do the rest! EASY TO USE The...

VizZle – Web-Based Special Education Software For the Diverse Needs of All Learners

VizZle provides a Library of more than 15,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning Special Education Software is developed collaboratively with educators. VizZle’s Library is full of ready-to-use lessons More than 15,000 lessons, to be more specific. They are peer-reviewed, interactive, and include partner-created content including Unique Learning Systems and Star Autism Support. They also give you the tools to edit and customize their...

AIMSweb – Comprehensive assessment system used for universal screening & progress monitoring

AIMSweb – dentify at-risk students early, monitor and report student progress Aimsweb is the leading assessment and RTI solution in school today—a complete web-based solution for universal screening, progress monitoring, and data management for Grades K-12. aimsweb provides guidance to administrators and teachers based on accurate, continuous, and direct student assessment. It helps school administrators demonstrate tangible improvements. It helps teachers become more effective and more efficient in the classroom. Most important of all, aimsweb helps to create better outcomes for students—proven by the thousand of schools that use the system across the United States and Canada today. Aimsweb is...

Tonara- Dynamic sheet music and practice features for piano students

Tonara – transform the teaching, learning, practice and performance of piano through a new digital experience that is interactive, immersive, shareable, engaging and irresistible. Mission They develop apps that transform music education and  performance by turning it into a 21st century experience. One that wins in a world of digital seductions and distractions. At Tonara they share a profound mission: ensure music education thrives and performances abound from ordinary living rooms to the world grandest halls. they are supported by those who play, teach, and appreciate music. Sheet music, the language in which music is created and expressed, hasn’t changed in centuries....

The Answer Pad – Formative & Summative Assessment for the 1:1 & B.Y.O.D. Classroom

The Answer Pad – Multi-platform BYOD student dialogue system that focuses on real-time assessments. QUICK RESPONSE Interactive engages your students like never before, gathering data to pivot instruction. Feedback is the number one factor in increasing student learning. It’s all about student engagement and timely feedback. Interactive gives you the spontaneity to engage with  your students at the time of instruction, giving them an opportunity to show what they know. Use any of our select response polling type questions for fast feedback or polling. Use the slider response for self evaluation. Use images from the Template Gallery to take interactivity to...

World Wide Workshop – Edtech Companies Recognized Around the World

The Workshop works with forward thinking leaders, corporations, school systems, universities, foundations and research centers worldwide as providers of vision, strategy and innovation to enrich existing formal and non-formal education with the latest technology and innovative learning opportunities. 1. Workshop Mission World Wide Workshop develops applications for learning with technology that combine game mechanics and social networking to empower youth to be inventors and leaders in the global knowledge economy. Their programs transform education by connecting youth to learning, community engagement and economic development through game production. The Workshop is proud to respond to President Obama’s call to action: Educate...

Apricot – Communicate student feedback about school to parents and teachers

How Apricot Works Teacher Posts a Question Student Writes a Response Parent Receives an Email Tada—Everyone’s Communicating! Teachers discover what students find interesting and challenging. Students feel empowered by giving feedback, and parents gain insight into what their kids are learning. Apricot is a free, safe, and easy way to help students engage with teachers and parents. Super-Simple: Three steps take 5 minutes: Teacher posts a question, reviews student feedback, and sends parents their child’s response. Totally Free: Zero. Zilch. Nada. That’s what it costs to use all of Apricot’s features as much as you need and as much as you want. Parent-Approved: Student...

WizIQ – Virtual Classroom Software for live online classes

WizIQ – THE WAY PEOPLE LEARN HAS CHANGED More and more people are learning online every day. You can reach them all with one easy-to-use platform. LEARNING ON THE GO Millennials are increasingly learning via mobile devices. WizIQ provides you with your own native mobile apps for iOS and Android to help you deliver a complete, anytime, anywhere mobile learning experience. LEARNING FROM REAL PEOPLE Online learners want more than just static content, they want to learn from live instructors. With audio-video communication and other collaboration tools, Virtual Classroom lets you interact with learners in real time. LEARNING JUST-IN-TIME Content...

HireVue – The Digital Platform to Build and Coach the Modern Team

HireVue – The Digital Platform to Build and Coach the Modern Team What Is Team Acceleration? The workforce of today is a multi-generational, global blend of permanent and contingent workers of all types. Companies are in a race to digitally transform the enterprise: embracing mobile, video and big data – to modernize the way they build and coach such diverse teams. Team acceleration is digital empowerment for the modern team. BUILD Candidates introduce themselves using video instead of resumes Data analytics from audio, video and language analytics help identify the best fit candidates instead of gut-instinct or random sequence Managers...

Reflector2 – Allows users to wirelessly display screen on a number of devices

WIRELESS MIRRORING WHERE YOU WANT IT. Reflector is a wireless mirroring and streaming receiver that works great with Google Cast™, AirPlay™ andAirParrot 2®. Mirror your content to the big screen without wires or complicated setups. Play games, watch movies, demo applications or present from the palm of your hand. Even send your screens directly to YouTubefor others to watch live. Everything you do on your device can be wirelessly sent to Reflector! STREAM MOVIES, TV SHOWS AND MORE Stream your favorite shows and movies to Reflector from your phone, tablet or computer. Reflector can be installed on most popular entertainment...

Parchment – Request, verify,share educational and professional credentials electronically

MISSION Parchment’s mission is to turn credentials into opportunities.  They help learners, educators, associations and employers securely send and receive education credentials online, in simple and insightful ways. You work hard to earn education credentials such as transcripts, diplomas and certificates. They are critical when you want to take the next step in your education or career.  But when they are filed away as paper, they are hard to access and share when you need them most. At Parchment, they build a virtual bridge to connect learners, educational institutions, associations and employers who rely on education credentials.  The Parchment platform...

AspirEDU – Uses LMS system data to track performance of individual instructors

AspirEDU’s Mission AspirEDU helps schools help more students graduate. They analyze the data that schools already have. This allows their solutions to identify students that are most at risk of dropping out of or failing courses, and to identify the best practices that instructors use to maximize the performance of their students. Retaining more students is good for schools and even better for the students themselves. Dropout Detective™ & Instructor Insight™ Your learning management system already contains a great deal of data that you could use to improve your school’s retention and graduation rates. AspirEDU’s solutions retrieve data on a...

Emma – Email notifications and outreach software with data analytics

EMMA – Email marketing’s smartest toolset . Connect your data, build your audience, and create your most successful email program ever. Advanced Automation: the right email, right on time The best email marketing is personal, relevant, and timely. With Emma’s Advanced Automation suite, you can check all three boxes — and in less time. An easier way to segment Unlock your data and power more targeted email using Emma Audience and the most intuitive segment builder in the game. Dynamic Content: one email, countless possibilities Dynamic Content lets you deliver unique content to each subscriber, all from one email. It’s ultimate...

Studyo – Students prioritize their work, submit assignments, keep track of schedule

Studyo – Let’s prepare students for the world. They all want students to succeed and Studyo was created with that vision in mind. In addition to being an easy to use student planner, it provides tools to help students learn to prioritize, self-manage and simply get things done. No more dogs eating homework. Studyo is the central hub for tasks, assignments and exams across all subjects, based on your school’s specific schedule, days and courses. It uses colors and icons to make it easy for students to know exactly what to focus on each day, week or month. And with Studyo’s unique...

ClassTag – Coordinate class activities & events with parents

How ClassTag Empowers It’s Beautifully Simple ClassTag is easy-to-use and streamlines all of your parent communications and scheduling. Gets Parents Motivated Connect with parents personally and create rewarding opportunities they can’t refuse. Provides Guidance Effortlessly share homework, assignment dates and learning best practices with parents. Teachers: You’re Awesome You’re passionate, dedicated, committed.You can’t possibly give every child one-on-one support.But with parents as partners it becomes possible. ClassTag Changes The Game Family Support Is The Key To Success Decades of research say it. Teachers say it. Users say it. ClassTag Survey Shows Parent/Teacher Disconnect Recently, the ClassTag team conducted research on...

CoreSpring – Problem banks & formative assessment tools for K-12 math, English and science

The CoreSpring Learning Suite – The ultimate toolkit. The CoreSpring Learning Suite is a comprehensive, scalable, and perfectly priced formative assessment solution that addresses the present and future needs of any application. It brings together an unparalleled collection of open education resources, our WYSISYG authoring tools, and their powerful technology platform. Content Collections: Designed for and aligned to standards. With CoreSpring’s advanced question bank, educators have access to handpicked assessment items that are designed for — and organized by — College and Career Readiness Standards. Items are immediately scored and evaluated so data can be used to inform the next lesson, discussion...

Cognii – The first virtual assistant designed exclusively for education & training market.

Cognii Virtual Learning Assistant Cognii’s Virtual Learning Assistant uses powerful natural language processing technology to provide instant assessment of students’ open-response answers, along with qualitative feedback. It acts as “Siri for Education” by engaging students in adaptive tutoring conversations and helping them master concepts and solve problems. Cognii supports inquiry-based learning and facilitates implementation of Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. Students can learn any topic, anytime, anywhere with the help of Cognii’s interactive formative assessment. Key features and benefits of Cognii: Instant assessment of open-response answers Evaluates conceptual understanding Highly scalable and easy to integrate Significant cost savings...

SlideBean – Make your slide presentations in minutes

SlideBean – Make your slide presentations in minutes Presentation design with one click Making a professional slide presentation requires time and design skills that many users lack. Their presentation software separates content from design, allowing you to focus on what matters most. Then, it takes care of the formatting automatically. In other words, all you do is add your content, they convert it into beautiful slides. Slide design, no effort Our technology ensures that every single slide looks as stunning as the next. The Slidebean interface provides the user with key guidelines to ensure their presentations look their best. A combination...

Epicor HCM – Human capital management solution for school

Epicor HCM – HR Management Software Today’s economy demands a more proactive, strategic role for the HR department. As competition for critical resources intensifies, managers, employees and candidates are demanding more from HR and human resource information systems (HRIS), moving beyond self-service to secure  direct access to relevant information and processes whether in the office or on the road. Epicor® Human Capital Management (HCM) provides these capabilities and more, helping you to manage your globally dispersed workforce, improve human resource processes, and enhance employee satisfaction for greater efficiency and cost savings across the enterprise. Comprehensive HR Management Software Epicor HCM automates your HR processes, enabling...

Alma – Transforming K-12 Data into Insight.

How Alma works: United data infrastructure delivers insight. Intuitive user experience and designsaves time Progressive tools support educational best practices A Unified SIS, LMS, and Modern Core Data Infrastructure for K-12 Replace your disjointed, legacy K-12 system with a single, unified, modern data infrastructure platform They replace expensive, fragmented school management software with a single, integrated cloud-based platform with no unwieldy software to install or expensive hardware to buy and maintain. In addition, their fast and flexible data migration options get schools up and running in no time. Enjoy increased visibility to meaningful and understandable student and school-wide information. Alma...

CASE Benchmark Assessments – Pre-made or customized benchmark assessments for ELA & Math

CASE Benchmark Assessments DA Top Product WinnerIn order to meet the needs of every student and ensure mastery of standards, teachers want and need timely feedback on skills mastered by every student. TE21’s CASE Benchmark Assessments are designed to gauge the academic progress of students and to provide timely feedback that can be used by teachers to guide instruction. These benchmark assessments can be administered as nine-week assessments, mid-year assessments, or final comprehensive tests prior to administration of the state test, and valuable data is available within a 48-hour time frame. The benchmark assessments, which are aligned to College- and...

PocketLab – Small scientific measurement device that allows students to record data

Mission They believe anyone can be a scientist. PocketLab enables students, educators, and makers to explore the world around them. PocketLab brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life like never before possible. The PocketLab Maker Kit Design and build more than a dozen hands-on experiments to explore motion, speed, magnetism, temperature, altitude, and more. Make a car that runs on air pressure and measures velocity and acceleration. Recreate Galileo’s classic pendulum experiments. Detect Earthquakes by making your own seismometer. Design a magnetic field minesweeper game. With the PocketLab Maker Kit and your creativity, the possibilities are endless. Oh,...

Sophia – Free crowdsourced tutorial instruction in a range of subjects

Sophia – Welcome to a New World of Learning Their mission is to help students achieve college success with Sophia PathwaysTM, their affordable, flexible, competency-based online courses. These self-paced courses cost a fraction of traditional college courses, and are accessible anytime, from any device. As part of their ongoing commitment to learning, they also provide free college readiness resources for students, including test prep and refresher courses, as well as professional development resources for teachers. Providing an Affordable College Degree Not only do their online college level courses cost much less than traditional courses, there are also no textbooks to...

Class Compete – Cool Learning Games K-8 Math & English

About Class Compete – Their team has spent over 15 years providing educational support services to K-12 schools nationwide. In this time, they engaged in after school tutoring and provided services to over 100,000 children in 20 different states. Through this process they know what a school looks like, how they operate and what they even smell like. It is their competitive advantage and asset to understand this effectively to help their educators, students and their parents. In their experience, standardized testing has become more prevalent over the years, regardless of the educational system your school or state follows. It is a necessary...

LessonCast – Web-based software to connect professional learning and classroom practice

The LessonCast Story In January of 2010 Nicole Tucker Smith designed the LessonCast process to support an innovative professional development practice she invented while serving as an assistant principal in a zero-based school. She and her engineer/marketer husband Khalid Smith built the first version of a service where teachers could create and collaborate using this new digital communication tool, a lessoncast. What sets LessonCast apart from other lesson plan or teacher sharing sites is that lessoncasts are designed to be easily absorbed, evaluated for quality, reapplied, and modified. Lessoncasts are modeled after the compact teacher-to-teacher conversations long employed by highly...

Showbie – Most effective app for assignments and feedback in your iPad classroom.

Showbie is the fastest, easiest, and most effective app for assignments and feedback in your iPad classroom. Assign a task to your students Bring materials from another app, add a PDF worksheet from iCloud or Google Drive, or digitize a paper document using your iPad’s camera. Documents and instructions you’ve added to your Shared Folder are instantly distributed to all your students. Complete and collect assignments Students can complete assignments using Showbie’s rich annotation tools, or get creative with one of thousands of amazing iPad apps that are compatible with Showbie. Their work is automatically saved and organized in one...

Novare – Assessment tool to help schools measure student proficiency

Novare’s assessment platform provides teachers, administrators, parents and students a holistic view of learning. They offer a variety of perspectives to view student performance – projects, narratives, portfolios, and learning goals – so that assessments are truly authentic to each student. Who they are They help teachers and students organize information so the focus is on the students and deeper learning. Teachers can organize, share and reuse content. Resources are at students fingertips to help them think deeper about topics. They focus on mastery learning. Novare tracks student progress, analyzes and communicates a student’s learning to families in a holistic...

MOBILE ART ACADEMY – Digital art courses focused in STEAM education

 MOBILE ART ACADEMY – Taking digital art to the streets! They are passionate about bringing mobile art to the streets of the digital world. Located in Silicon Valley, the heart of the digital universe, their goal is to empower users from toddlers to seniors, artists to scientists, and everyone in between, to explore the world of digital art using their mobile devices. Art is fun. It opens the door to new universes. Using your mobile device to create art not only gives you a portable canvas and sketch book, it’s free of mess and the apps cost less than a...

BetterLesson – Empowering teachers to drive their own professional learning

BetterLesson Launches PersonalizedPD Platform to Transform Teacher Learning Their current economic and social challenges require nothing less than exceptional thinkers and creators. They need their students to be truly lit-up, ready to tackle evolving sets of novel challenges. Nothing less will do. At BetterLesson, they believe that teachers can (and must) be this transformational force, enabling greatness for their students by modeling how to quickly and bravely Learn by Doing. Unsurprisingly, the key to their model is personalization. Without true personalization, there’s no way to bring genuine, active learning within reach for every teacher. With this in mind, PersonalizedPD delivers...

Verold – Web-based tool for creating 3D, interactive simulations

Interactive 3D for Everyone Verold Studio is a powerful online visual editor that lets you turn 3D content into interactive presentations on the web. Upload a model: Verold supports 3D content in all major transfer formats and provides plugins for many 3D creation packages. Setup materials, environment, and lighting: Setup lighting and environments. Tweak materials using our material system with physically based rendering. Add animation and interactivity: Bring your scene to life with cinematics, annotations and more using Verold’s component entity model and built-in components. Share!Share anywhere on the web using our embeddable player just like a Youtube video. Create interactive 3D presentations...

WeVideo – Bring video editing into your digital classroom

WeVideo is a powerful, yet easy-to-use,cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. Student-Centered Learning for Video Editing and Technology As a cloud-based collaborative video creation platform, WeVideo encourages student creativity, storytelling, engagement and multimodal learning. Video projects construct deep knowledge about a topic by forming skills like collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Small-Group Collaboration Through Project-Based Learning Students can work together in teams to develop and finalize a video project that will help them build skills for the workforce. Help encourage students achieve shared goals and grow the professional and technical skills in demand in today’s multimedia organizations. Keeping student data private....

eCoach Author – Author, collaborate, publish and train, all-in-one place.

eCoach Author + LMS gives you everything you need to author, collaborate, publish and train, all-in-one place. Powerful and easy. Craft engaging course content in minutes using eCoach, a cloud-based authoring tool. Intuitive. You don’t need training to use eCoach. Ready-made templates, an intuitive interface and a strong support base make it easy to create training content, eLearning modules, online Quizzes, or even presentations. Drag and Drop: Intuitive drag-and-drop templates let you build Lessons and Quizzes straight out of the box Works on Mobile Devices: Author once and content will rearrange itself for tablets and mobile devices Cloud-Based Authoring: Means you don’t have...

Videolicious – Empower your team to make GREAT VIDEOS automatically

Videolicious – Empower your team to make GREAT VIDEOS automatically MAKE THOUSANDS MORE VIDEOS – GET MILLIONS MORE STREAMS – GENERATE POWERFUL ROI Hundreds of leading media brands use Videolicious to quickly makepremium-quality video productions – using only a mobile device.It’s the easy-to-use video solution for media. BREAKING NEWS Be first with breaking news and you get a huge competitive advantage. Videolicious gives journalists the automatic editing tools they need to create high-quality video in seconds and automatically upload it to your newsroom, CMS, or video publishing platform. Produce, edit, and publish a complex news package before a TV truck can even...

start.me – Turn your start page into a personal dashboard

What is start.me? start.me offers a web-based personal start page with an integrated bookmarks manager, support for news feeds and a library with thousands of widgets that help you connect to popular services and custom data sources. A free start portal for your school or class Organize websites, videos, pictures, RSS feeds, notes, to-do’s and course materials in one place. Stored in the cloud. Access your page anywhere. Share with teachers, parents, students or the entire web. Why Teacher love start.me? Organize all your online educational resources in one place. Create pages about specific subjects, courses and classes. Encourage online...

Transforia – Helps students access technology and software

Transforia helps your business. Transforia delivers the most efficent computer for business. IMPROVE YOUR DATA SECURITY STRATEGY They use end-point security, data protection, encryption software and ITIL best practices to secure your data. Their PCs minimize exposure to malware and viruses commonly used to attack proprietary software. REDUCE IT SUPPORT, MANAGEMENT AND LABOR COSTS Buying, imaging, securing, managing and supporting PCs is complicated and often leaves IT burdened with keeping employees productive. Transforia solves this problem for you by bringing data-center automation and DevOps strategies to PCs with minimal IT setup required. ACK UP YOUR DATA TO THE CLOUD Backing up...

Allclasses – Search engine for both local and online courses

Allclasses makes the pursuit of learning easier, morepersonalized, and more accessible than ever before. Allclasses is the world’s most comprehesive search engine designed to connect people everywhere to millions of online and local offline classes and experiences. From the workplace to the life-place, it helps people discover and design the best version of themselves. It is the only site that allows users to search, sort, compare, book and share millions of classes covering academics, professional and personal skills. With a focus on life-long learning, Allclasses was built on the premise that in the knowledge economy, opportunities should be open to...

BiblioNasium-Social platform to share and recommend favorite books

BiblioNasium – As a result of direct input from a stellar group of educators, librarians and classroom teachers, the site has now grown tremendously since its original conception. Part kids social network, part parent’s guide, part educator’s tool, BiblioNasium blends technology with personal connection to create a supportive, engaging space for reading success. They use the metaphor of a gymnasium because they believe in and foster through our website, the importance of Discipline, Practice, Goal Setting, and Rewards in achieving success. Experts agree that community and consistency can be powerful in helping children become better, more passionate readers. Their mission is to...

Biteslide – The engaging presentation tool for school

Teachers and students use Biteslide to research, create, and present school projects. They create slidebooks – an innovative blend of images, video, and text. The easiest way to get the idea is to try the demo. They have designed Biteslide especially for teachers, students, and the teaching environment. Biteslide works really well with younger students (because it’s so easy to use), but they’ve got students of all ages using Biteslide. Biteslide is versatile and works well across the curriculum. Biteslide has powerful yet easy-to-use tools to research, create, and present school projects. They strive for simple, elegant design in everything they do. There’s...

eduBuncee – Multi-media presentation tool suitable for all ages

  eduBuncee is your creation and presentation tool, simplified. It’s a fun and easy to use web-based tool that’s been helping students & educators across the world create and learn – both within and outside of the classroom. Buncee enables you to easily bring together all kinds of content (buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation. Student’s can use buncee to turn their experiences and lessons into multimedia digital stories, travel scrapbooks, research projects, and more. Meanwhile, teachers can create interactive lessons and multimedia presentations, flip their classrooms, and send...

Night Zookeeper – Creativity & visual arts activities designed around a magical zoo

Night Zookeeper is a digital learning tool that inspires writing through competition. Their students were able to make a year’s worth of progress with their writing in one term, as a result of their involvement and enthusiasm for Night Zookeeper. NightZookeeper.com is based around a series of magical story books. These books introduce students to a world of endless possibilities and provide the inspiration for much of the creativity that is produced by students on the website. Write, assess and compete in a world of endless possibilities Night Zookeeper is a digital learning tool that inspires children to create their...

Top Hat – Classroom response system for students

Top Hat – Classroom response system for students to use any mobile device for realtime assessment Top Hat is a comprehensive teaching platform that helps professors like you easily create an interactive lecture experience. Create an exciting one-to-one interaction in a lecture hall of many. Connect with your students by creating your vision of the ultimate lecture experience with interactive slides, questions, customized content, videos, discussions, and polls. Six Question Types Top Hat offers six types of questions including multiple choice, rank answer, click on target, word cloud and more. Ask your questions in class and get instant feedback or assign them...

TurningPoint – Classroom polling solution on multiple platforms.

Whether you’re teaching, training or presenting, TurningPoint improves the success of your learners. The easy-to-use polling software provides enhanced tools to engage with your audience and identify their understanding. TurningPoint gathers detailed reports for meaningful, decision-making data important to you and your organization. Fulfill Your Every Need TurningPoint is a desktop application that provides a rich product experience. Access your files online or set an offline password to have full functionality in any environment. POLLING One dashboard allows you to seamlessly poll in PowerPoint®, over top of any application or deliver self-paced assessments. CONTENT Easily adapt existing content or create...

Write The Word – Online writing community for high school students

Welcome to Write the World! They offer a range of tools and resources to help you create a vibrant writing community within your classroom. As educators theirselves, they understand the exciting (and challenging) task of engaging young people in the writing process. They also understand how little time teachers have when it comes to finding fresh material, developing resources, and implementing creative writing into an already packed curriculum. We’re here to help. Create your own model… They realize that young writers write best when they’re connected with a community and feel supported by a smaller, familiar group. At Write the...

Voki – Create your own speaking characters for education

Voki is a free collection of customizable speaking avatars for teachers and students that enhances classroom instruction, class engagement, and lesson comprehension. Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character. Voki is created by Oddcast and is located in New York City. Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! Give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using our dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites! Voki Classroom is a...

PacDV – A small database of free audio clips organised by mood or emotion

pacdv-a-small-database-of-free-audio-clips-organised-by-mood-or-emotion PacDV has been producing royalty free sounds for filmmakers, sound designers, music producers, film students, and multimedia developers since 2001, and our sounds have been featured in a variety of independent films and videos, television programs, documentaries, commercials, games, radio shows, and new media projects. On this web site you find sound clips that we have decided to make available free for you to download. PacDV This is a small database of free audio clips organised by mood or emotion such as: Warm, Loving, Serious or Lonely. You may use the sound effects and audio clips on this web site...

CamStudio – Record all screen and audio activity on your computer

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) Here are just a few ways you can use this software: You can use it to create demonstration videos for any software program Or how about creating a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions? You can create video tutorials for school or college class You can use it to record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show...

PicLits.com – creative writing with beautiful images and carefully selected keywords

PicLits.com is an educational e-learning web site that uses words and photographs to inspire users to write, express themselves, and share their work with others. The site provides a forum for creative writing, social interaction, and is an engaging teaching tool for all levels. It is FREE, fun, safe, sticky, proprietary, interactive, global…online edutainment for all.Edutainment is the act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains. In this definition, learning is the key. They are a small team of educators who are passionate about making teachers’ lives easier while providing tools to help them do their jobs better....

PediaPhon – E-learning and m-learning with MP3 players and mobile phones!

  Pediaphon is a free service by Andreas Bischoff, which generates MP3 audio files from Wikipedia articles by speech synthesis. The service was developed at the University of Hagen, Germany. These files can be played immediately in the web browser or be downloaded for later use in a MP3-Player. A podcast will be generated for each inquiry. The Pediaphon can be attained under the address www.pediaphon.de. The service was realized by use of FreeSpeech, espeak, MBROLA and the MP3-Encoder LAME. It is a contribution to the WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia. Pediaphon can be used for E- and M-learning. Pediaphon txt2pho freephone...

Jing – Enhance Online Conversations – Share ideas instantly

jing-enhance-online-conversations-share-ideas-instantly Jing® is a computer service that lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web. Capture what you see Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen with Jing. Simply select any window or region that you want to capture, mark up your screenshot with a text box, arrow, highlight or picture caption, and decide how you want to share it. Record what you’re doing Select any window or region that you would like to record, and Jing will capture everything that happens in that area. From simple mouse movements...

Hott Notes – A simple, easy-to-use sticky notes software for Windows

Hott Notes – A simple, easy-to-use sticky notes software for Windows Using the Hott Notes sticky notes program for desktop, it doesn’t take more than just a few clicks to get your ideas and priorities out onto the screen and in your face. Start using sticky notes now and you’ll wonder how your life functioned without them. Upon downloading hott notes, you’ll be quick to see how straightforward and simple it is to use the program. Hott Notes has a lot of configuration and customization options. They’re really easy to use and very efficient. After creating a note (which can...

AppliTrack – Recruiting, Hiring & Onboarding

AppliTrack – Find and hire great people faster. AppliTrack Recruiting gives you control over the entire recruiting, hiring and onboarding process. From online tools that help you attract more qualified candidates to custom automated workflows that streamline communication, AppliTrack Recruiting helps you quickly and efficiently bring the very best talent into your school district Recruiting Automate each step of the recruiting process to widen your applicant pool. Assessment Design your own screening questionnaires or integrate assessment tools like Applitrack Fit to identify the best candidates. Interviewing Manage interview scheduling, build custom questionnaires and access our library of 1,400 pre-built questions....

Tableau Server – Share dashboards & data. Collaborate with governance.

Tableau Server – Data to the people. Access interactive insight from anywhere with Tableau Server Share insight in seconds Author dashboards in Tableau Desktop, then share them securely using Tableau Server. Let people communicate with data in a whole new way. Enable your business to find answers in minutes, not months. Enable strong governance Publish shared data models to the Data Server so your whole team can use them. Define data sources, add metadata, and author new calculations and data fields for everyone to use. Curate a trusted source for data—securely. Ask new questions from anywhere When you publish a dashboard to Tableau...

Doculicious – Easily create embeddable web forms that generate PDF documents

Doculicious – Easily create embeddable web forms that generate PDF documents Digital Carpenter Pty Ltd was founded by Chris Carpenter and Yun Song, a husband and wife team who reside and work in Sydney, Australia. Previously run as a small business mainly doing consulting and development work, they incorporated in November 2008 to coincide with the launch of Doculicious.com. Doculicious is the culmination of over 12 months design and development of an application whose goal was to allow people to create formatted, graphical documents in their browser – and make them as easy to use as filling in a web...

AnswerGarden – A minimal tool for maximum feedback

AnswerGarden by Richard and Sander from Creative Heroes, an Amsterdam-based creation studio. They create games such as Gluddle and toys such as DiceForChange. They designed and developed AnswerGarden theirselves and use it for creative brainstorms, in their lectures to young designers and to decide upon the name of their next game . Feel free to explore at some of the things they’ve created and say hi and follow them on Twitter for updates on AnswerGarden. AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Plant a question and invite participants to your AnswerGarden. Their answers will instantly form a growing word cloud!Feel free to...

KingKong Capture – Capture onscreen image fast and easy!

KingKong Capture – Capture onscreen image fast and easy! You’ve been there before. At work, you’ve found yourself stumped at how to explain to your colleagues or boss a big idea. How about that client who is several miles and mindsets away from you? Words don’t seem to work, not even if you match them with web addresses and pictures to get your point across. If you don’t have the luxury of having a graphics designer whipping up something in a flash or you simply don’t have the time, then King Kong Capture is your next best ally. King Kong...

Tableau Desktop – Answer questions at the speed of thought

Tableau Desktop – Analytics anyone can use. Answer questions at the speed of thought with Tableau Desktop. Get insight fast Tableau is 10-100x faster than existing solutions. It’s designed to support how people think. Drag and drop on the canvas. Leverage your natural ability to spot visual patterns quickly. Experience an analytics solution built for speed and ease of use. Connect to all your data Whether it’s in a spreadsheet, a SQL database, Hadoop, or the cloud, you can connect to any data, anywhere. Access big data with a click. Combine disparate data sources without writing code. Discover what all your...

ClassDojo – The simple way to build an amazing classroom community

  ClassDojo helps teachers, parents, and students safely share wonderful classroom moments. ClassDojo – The simple way to build an amazing classroom community. ClassDojo’s mission is to reinvent classrooms by bringing teachers, students and parents closer together. Teachers use ClassDojo as a communication platform to encourage students, and get parents engaged too. Classrooms become positive places – which means there’s no more ‘classroom management’. Just happier classrooms. Happier students, happier classrooms! Skill- and culture-building: Create a positive classroom culture by helping students build important skills, like teamwork and persistence Photo and video sharing: Share a timeline of wonderful moments to let parents be...

ABE Systems – Track & implement student intervention

ABE Systems – Change your paradigm on behavior education  The McKenzie Taylor Company, a leading developer of web-based intervention software, targets the need for behavioral education in school systems across the nation with ABE, the Alternative Behavior Educator. Ranging from kindergarten to high school modules, ABE provides students of all ages interactive software that emphasizes the importance of responsible behavior. Their commitment is to empower teachers and administrators with the ability to combat dropout rates, disproportionality, number of referrals, and ISS/ OSS assignments. Control your District… ABE collects district-wide data necessary for vertical reporting and grant applications. Automated graphs provide...

Aesop – Manage teacher absences & place substitutes

Aesop – Don’t let employee absences interrupt student learning. Studies have consistently shown that when the regular classroom teacher is absent, student learning suffers. Yet most districts continue to struggle with managing employee absences and ensuring a qualified substitute is present when necessary. Add to that the administrative burden of managing leave requests for all employees, tracking balances, routing approvals and more — and it’s a nightmare. With Aesop, you can easily manage employee leave and automatically schedule qualified substitutes when needed. Absence Creation Teachers can enter their absences over the phone or online at any time. As soon as...

Cartoonist – Create comic strips consisting of professional tool

With Cartoonist you can create comic strips consisting of professional backgrounds, characters, props, images and text. You can also combine all this with your own images. Your comic strips will be organised into a strip with several panels, which can be viewed both on the web and printed out on paper. Cartoonist contains a wide variety of themes, each with its own content. Below you will find a brief description some of them. When you have chosen a theme or an exercise, you get access to characters, backgrounds, props, as well as your own uploaded images and audio files in...

Tableau Online – Cloud analytics for anyone, anywhere

  Tableau Online is a hosted version of Tableau Server Now it’s easy for a business of any size to share insights in the cloud. Tableau Online makes business intelligence faster and easier than ever before. Publish dashboards with Tableau Desktop and share them with colleagues, partners or customers. Skip the hardware cost and setup time Deploy world-class business intelligence with a few clicks. No hardware required. Start with a few users, and add more when you’re ready. Discover opportunity from anywhere View dashboards from the office, at home or on the road. Filter and drill down using native mobile apps....

Piktochart – The most popular online photo editor in the world!

Piktochart is a web application that helps non designers create infographics. They want to enable people to create infographics without the need of learning softwares such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Piktochart provides the flexibility of customizing the content and look/feel of the infographic. An editor created for your convenience Infographics have been riding the waves of the Internet trend for the past years, and it’s not slowing down. Holding its hand is Piktochart, and holding your hand is our easy-to-use editor, created just for you. From background colors and images to inserting texts and banners, the Piktochart editor will empower...

SymbalooEDU – Manage all your resources in the cloud

  SymbalooEDU is the visual resource management tool that helps educators and students organize and share the best of the web. Users save their resources in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device. But it doesn’t stop there! With features like embedded content, group tiles and sequenced tiles, educators around the world are creating lesson plans, research assignments and personalize learning in many different ways. SymbalooEDU is used in schools to support: 1:1 Classroom Blended Learning Flipped Classroom BYOD Create. Share. Discover. Now Symbaloo has over 8 million users worldwide and offers extensive support in 5 different languages....

Clip2Net – Ultimate sharing tool – the easiest way.

  Clip2Net This free service allows you to upload desktop area image or files on the web really fast such as Desktop area capture and upload, Video capture and upload, Upload image from Clipboard, Upload text documents and much more. Instant screenshot Upload screenshots instantly or use built-in editor to highlight important details. Fully customizable tool Use multiple modification tools, set up hot-keys, customize everything! Image editor Highlight your image with marker, arrows, notes or hide personal information with blur tool. Cloud storagePRO Upload files to the clip2net cloud storage or use your FTP-server. Store files for unlimited time or...

STATSILK – Automaking interactive data visualization

  StatSilk develops software (desktop, web-based and mobile apps) for creating user-friendly interactive maps and visualizations using your own data and meta data. Its first product, StatPlanet, won the World Bank’s Apps for Development Competition. It automatically visualizes the entire World Bank public database of over 8000 indicators – and helped to “bring World Bank education data into the modern age”. This kick-started the development of a range of visualization products catering to different needs. StatPlanet automatically transforms spatial data into interactive graphs and maps. You can zoom into map areas, explore different data sets, and visualize trends through both maps and...

CourseKicker – A learning and collaboration network for teachers

CourseKicker is a lesson discovery and sharing site for teachers. Teachers are constantly seeking fresh ideas and materials to engage students. Yet they know that it can be maddeningly time consuming to find just the right lesson or project or video to fit the need. They know, because they’re teachers too. They decided to create a place where teachers can gather and share great lessons and ideas. A place where you can share your teaching experiences and “best practices.” A place that will help you take your interactions with your students to another level, and give you more time to enjoy...

21Teach – STEM Mobile Resource Library

21Teach makes it easy for teachers, parents, and students to find FREE educational Apps in iTunes! Apps vetted and curated with love by educators! In a swipe of the finger–find, rate, save, share, K-12 educational apps for your classroom, home, and car. iTunes apps, games, videos, e-books, and assessments that makes it easy to find what you need for the classroom and home. 21Teach’s makes search easy to find and rate FREE apps that include world languages, social studies, arts, maker toolbox, and more, by grade, state standards, tools that help learning in the 21st Century. Learning should not be...

Three Ring – The first Student Work Platform purpose-built for education

Three Ring – The first Student Work Platform purpose-built for education A mobile workflow designed in collaboration with teachers – Students, teachers, and administrators can all capture evidence live from any mobile device – Unlimited storage of video, pictures, documents and more saves space on your phone or tablet while respecting student privacy – Organize as you go so there is never a backlog. Three Ring puts student work at your fingertips – Work is organized, accessible from any device, and easy to search. – View by student, class, date, standard/content or combine fields for powerful insights. – Zoom in...

ClassWallet – Easier for teachers to manage money for the classroom

ClassWallet is a virtual e-wallets platform and an e-commerce marketplace that enables teachers to receive and spend funds in one place, online. ClassWallet (developed by Kleo) was started by Jamie Rosenberg, founder of Adopt-A-Classroom, with the goal to empower teachers to bring more resources into their classrooms without having to pay for them out of their own pocket. After creating AdoptAClassroom.org, Jamie Rosenberg discovered a unique insight – getting funding to teachers and schools, and tracking it is much harder than it should be. Teachers don’t have the time to manage cash, checks, receipts and forms. School district and school administrators,...

ChartsBin – Create your own interactive map

What is ChartsBin? ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. You can then share your interactive visualizations with others by embedding them in websites, blogs or sharing via Facebook or Twitter. They’re focused on building the most exciting and engaging destination for statisticians, and computer scientists in the world. Who is ChartsBin for? This site would find love among those who like stats and graphs; for anyone who wishes to see the boring research data in a refreshing way. With ChartsBin.com, you can create...

NaturalReader – The Most Powerful Text To Speech Reader

NaturalReader is a text to speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpages, PDF files, and eBook into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV. NaturalReader has many other functions, such as OCR. OCR function can convert printed characters into digital text and it is up to 99% accurate. This allows you to listen to your printed files or edit it in a word-processing program. 2-6 naturally sounding voices included Paid Versions have a great selection of...

BrightLoop – Tool for tracking interactions, progress, and lesson ideas for individual learners

Brightloop is a free tool that helps teachers track student comprehension according to the CCSS, add notes and lesson ideas for individual students based on their needs, and organize their planners to actually incorporate those personalized lessons into their classroom. Teachers can access Brightloop in a browser on their computer or tablet for free and immediately start adding notes on their students. As of July 9, 2014, Brightloop has beta tested their product with around five schools in New Orleans. Simplify Parent Conferences & Report Cards Simplify this hectic time of year with BrightLoop’s tips and tricks for having a...

Teamie – positive representation of the type of learning environment

Teamie brings the power of social networking to education to make learning collaborative and fun. Teamie was founded with the idea of enhancing collaboration & sharing between students themselves, and with other stakeholders in the Education system (Teachers, Parents and Management). Teamie aims to improve the learning process by enabling teams of learners collaborate and learn from each other. Teamie believes that multiple technologies and systems can be a drain on anyone, and especially teachers who should spend most of their precious time, guiding and coaching students. Teamie brings together the key capabilities required for learning management, social collaboration, analytics...