Toolset for Connecting with Students During Remote Learning
FreshGrade has launched FreshGrade Next, a learning network for the age of instant access, combining elements of lesson planners, portfolios, communication systems, and gradebooks into a seamless experience. Using the same technology as consumer social media, the platform gives administrators, teachers, students, and families access to a communication system that simplifies interaction and emphasizes engagement. Teachers can build lessons and add dynamic resources, curriculum standards and assessments—no matter where they or their students are. They can make learning visible with diverse media, personalization, and tagging and filtering. And they can guide student growth with standard or score-based evaluations connected to curriculum standards. Signup is free.
A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools(P-TECH)in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.
Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.