INDIANAPOLIS, May 19 – With a new approach to digital curriculum management and mobile learning, CurriculumLoft is now being distributed nationwide. CurriculumLoft’s three components offer schools a solution to deliver customized curricula while also managing their one-to-one initiatives.
With CurriculumLoft Cloud, teachers collaborate on a web-based platform to share resources and build customized curricula aligned to standards. The second component, CurriculumLoft Explore1to1, pushes that customized content down to the Android device level where it’s stored locally and managed by teachers and administrators. CurriculumLoft Analyze is the final component, where assessment data is compiled for district reporting.
Initial adoptions in Indiana have stimulated positive feedback. Some schools have even decided to forgo textbook adoptions for what they believe to be a more economical and individualized curriculum solution in CurriculumLoft. “This is the way [kids] learn. The ability to access these digital resources, and how creative you can be with them, is amazing!” says Bill Jenson, Director of Education at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. According to Susan Hines, a teacher in the same school corporation, “I’ve borrowed things for my Geography class that World History has already created, so instead of re-inventing everything, I can borrow from my coworkers.”
According to a study by Project Tomorrow, over 70% of school administrators agree that incorporating mobile learning devices may increase student engagement in school in learning. However, a top concern for teachers is the potential that students will be distracted by Internet surfing and games. According to CurriculumLoft President, JR Gayman, “CurriculumLoft Explore1to1 wraps a ‘shell’ around the Android operating system so that students may only access the CurriculumLoft interface and other teacher-approved apps on their devices. This level of control is essential in a one-to-one environment.”
Based in Indianapolis IN, CurriculumLoft is a wholly owned subsidiary of CIM Technology Solutions, www.cimtechsolutions.com, a woman-owned, full-service technology design and integration provider with more than 25 years of experience in educational technology. For more information about CurriculumLoft, visit www.curriculumloft.com.
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