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Best Cross-Curricular Solution

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

CourseSites by Blackboard - Blackboard Inc.

CourseSites is a free, cloud-based online learning platform service that empowers individual K–12 teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web–based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet. CourseSites is powered by the latest and greatest technology from Blackboard, including Blackboard Learn™, Release 9.1, Blackboard Collaborate™, Blackboard Mobile™, and Blackboard Connect™. CourseSites also features seamlessly integrated content from publishers like WileyPLUS and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. CourseSites includes training and support for all users.

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    Renzulli Learning - CompassLearning

    Renzulli Learning provides teachers with online time-saving, research-driven, practical tools proven to increase teacher capacity to differentiate instruction and help students achieve by focusing on their strengths, interests, learning styles, and expression styles, which increases engagement by differentiating the Renzulli Learning System to fit the needs of each individual student and the ways they like to learn and express themselves.

    Renzulli Learning maintains a curated database containing more than 40,000 online and offline educational resources that are matched to student responses in the Renzulli Profiler (TM). The Renzulli Profiler will match thousands of engaging enrichment activities that correspond to the top three interest areas, learning styles, expression styles, and ability level of each student.

    Founded in 1969, Compass Learning personalizes learning to unlock the potential of every student for academic achievement and personal growth.

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    Insight 360 - with Mobi 360 - eInstruction

    Insight 360 is the all-in-one classroom instruction system that enhances best teaching practices, utilizes existing lesson content, and drives student learning while integrating with new and existing education technology.

    Each lesson now becomes a catalyst for assessment through instruction. Once a concept is taught, educators can launch a question and receive instant feedback with CueTag. Students then use Pulse 360 or Spark 360 student response pads (clickers) to answer the questions and educators instantly receive feedback on the Mobi 360 touch screen from anywhere in the classroom. The concept can then be re-taught and reassessed during the same lesson increasing student progress every step along the way.

    Key benefits include:
    •Complete classroom instruction system
    •Instant data and student progress tracking
    •Tag and use any content that you have currently
    •Mobility and ability to interact with students anywhere in the classroom
    •Interoperability with existing technology (open architecture)

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    Insight 360 with Teacher app for iPad - eInstruction

    Insight 360 with the Teacher app for iPad is the all-in-one classroom instruction system that enhances best teaching practices, utilizes existing lesson content, and drives student learning while integrating with new and existing education technology.

    Each lesson now becomes a catalyst for assessment through instruction. Once a concept is taught educators can launch a question and receive instant feedback with CueTag. Students then use Pulse 360 or Spark 360 student response pads (clickers) to answer the questions and educators instantly receive feedback on the Teacher app for the iPad touch screen from anywhere in the classroom. The concept can then be re-taught and reassessed during the same lesson increasing student achievement every step along the way.

    Key benefits include:
    •Complete classroom instruction system
    •Instant data and student progress tracking
    •Tag and use any content that you have currently
    •Mobility and ability on the iPad to interact with students anywhere in the classroom
    •Interoperability with existing technology (open architecture)

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    Gaggle - Gaggle

    Gaggle provides Web 2.0 instructional tools that engage students and promote collaboration, personal and group communication, organization, productivity, and networking. Gaggle's iPad App gives students and teachers access to these features while also supporting a shared-device classroom environment. Gaggle hosts these resources in a safe online learning environment with the highest degree of CIPA compliance designed specifically for K-12 education. All student activities in Gaggle are passed through multiple filtering systems that scan for inappropriate content. Gaggle now includes our Human Monitoring Service as part of our subscription to better protect students and reduce the administrative burden on teachers.

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    icurio - Knovation

    The digital curriculum content solution for personalized learning, delivers dynamic, standards-aligned content to K-12 learners so they can learn their own way and gives teachers more time and flexibility to create engaging lessons that target individual student needs… removing barriers to learning and improving achievement. icurio's comprehensive content covers all K-12 curriculum areas. Each resource is hand-selected and contextualized by expert educators to ensure safety and relevancy to grade, subject, and learner. Access customized features for ELL/ESL students and struggling readers that build vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension, and writing skills, such as Read Aloud auditory support and dictionary/translation tool.

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    SoftChalk Cloud - SoftChalk LLC

    SoftChalk Cloud is an educator-friendly content authoring platform in the cloud. This comprehensive product provides easy-to-use features for creating content to be used across multiple subjects and grade levels. New content can be created and existing content can be repurposed with built-in tools for sharing, organizing and managing content as well as the tracking of score data.
    SoftChalk Cloud also offers a Learning Object Repository (LOR) where SoftChalk users from around the globe are sharing educational content, in multiple curriculum areas, under creative commons licensing. This content can be re-used and re-purposed for use in a variety of learning contexts.
    The content that can be created in SoftChalk Cloud includes sets of quiz questions, interactive learning activity components, lessons (that may be as short as a 1-page lesson to a 40-page lesson) and entire eCourses. All of the content is granular, portable and tagged with metadata so that it can be cataloged and searched by keyword, subject category, grade level, and content type.

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    StudySync - StudySync

    StudySync provides engaging online learning through an innovative combination of broadcast-quality video, digital media, mobile platforms, social learning and access to hundreds of classic and modern texts – all aligned to the Common Core Standards and alldesigned to inspire higher levels of reading, writing, critical thinking, and academic discourse and collaboration.

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    Turnitin - Turnitin

    Turnitin is a comprehensive cloud-based solution used by instructors across the curriculum to help students become better writers. Turnitin facilitates diverse learning styles by providing personalized feedback using three core tools:

    1. OriginalityCheck identifies potential plagiarism by matching student work against a vast database of content.

    2. GradeMark increases instructor productivity with fast and easy paperless grading using drag-and-drop comments, recorded voice comments, grammar analysis, grade-appropriate grammar handbooks, and pre-loaded rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

    3. PeerMark allows instructors to automate peer review exercises to engage students and encourage collaborative learning.

    Instructors can layer the feedback from all three tools for a comprehensive view of the student's work. When used across the curriculum, students receive timely, consistent, and personalized feedback that promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills and increases student engagement by up to 46%.

    Turnitin increases productivity by allowing instructors to break free of the hassles of paper management, "Grade Anywhere," and save up to 50% of their grading time--all while providing more substantive feedback to engage students and maintain the academic integrity of their institution.

    More than 1 million instructors and 20 million students at over 10,000 educational institutions worldwide use Turnitin. Visit www.turnitin.com.

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