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Eleven new ed-tech services to know about
• Capture Education’s ScheduleSmart software is an intelligent scheduling program that analyzes elements such as grades, attendance, learning style, and interests to place students in classes where they’re most likely to succeed.
• EDUonGo is a cloud-based platform that makes it easy for educators and subject-matter experts to create virtual courses. The basic service is free and includes 2 gigabytes of storage; if instructors want to charge for their course, EDUonGo takes 20 percent of the revenue.
• Million Dollar Scholar is an open online platform that teaches high school and college students how to find and win scholarships for school.
• Mondokio International News compiles and translates news articles on major topics from around the world. Mondokio, which means “world eye” in Italian, is not only a platform for global literacy; it also helps students understand biases in news coverage by allowing them to consider multiple perspectives on the same topic.
In addition, SchoolToolsTv.com was chosen as an alternate for the Innovation Incubator program. A state-of-the-art video website, SchoolToolsTv.com provides teachers with daily, one-minute videos that help teach important social skills, create a healthier school climate and reduce bullying.
“Innovative technology in the classroom is key to revitalizing the educational experience,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA’s Education Division, in a press release. “This year’s Innovation Incubator participants have provided products that are central to keeping our students engaged while promoting creativity and entrepreneurship.”
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