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Cadenza Boston, MA

An orchestra in an app! Play your favorite concertos, sonatas, and chamber music while Cadenza actually listens to you and accompanies you with recordings of real musicians. With you as the soloist the Cadenza orchestra fits your playing in real time. Why use Cadenza? You get the full sound of the music you’re playing, including all the parts played by other musicians. You improve faster and gain deeper understanding of the music and your collaborative role in it. Record your part mixed with great orchestras and chamber musicians, effortlessly synchronized to your way of playing. Listen to your recordings to gain insights that help you refine and improve your musicianship and artistic vision. Share your recordings with your teacher and your friends. Play with Cadenza every day and help yourself grow and enjoy music-making more than ever.

Website: http://www.sonation.net
Category: Entertainment
Tags: accompaniment, learning, music, musician, orchestra, sharing
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Padlet San Francisco, CA

Padlet is an online noticeboard maker, ideal for making announcements, keeping notes and things you can do with Post-its. With drag and drop as well as auto save, you can instantly collaborate and see everyone's activity on the wall, with no page reloads. Paste link to a youtube video? Check! Drag a word document from your computer? Check! Take a picture from your iPad camera? Check! Your phone, your tablet, your TV - Padlet works on everything. Put the wall on your blog or website. Make it more wonderful. Plugin for wordpress available. Fun backgrounds. Happy colors. Gorgeous interface. Padlet is Internet's version of bubble wrap.

Website: http://padlet.com
Category: Education
Tags: classroom, collaboration, education, learning, notes, noticeboard, teacher
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Instagrok San Francisco, CA

Research a topic with an interactive map, customize it with facts, links, and videos and share it to show what you’ve learned. instaGrok presents each topic as an interactive visual interface, allowing the user to quickly grasp important concepts, key facts and relationships. Key Facts show important facts about the topic (with links to the original content page), Difficulty Slider adjusts the difficulty of the material, Quizzes offer fun challenges that reinforce learning and encourage exploration while the Glossary defines important terms. Integrated journals allow easy note-taking or writing of research reports, while in the school setting, an integrated teacher dashboard allows teachers to monitor the progess of each student, view their research activity, and view/comment on students' journals.

Website: http://www.instagrok.com
Category: Education
Tags: edtech, education, learning, research, schools, students, teachers
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Khan Academy Mountain View, CA

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. Students can make use of our extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web while coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy. The vast library of content covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Track your learning with powerful statistics.

Website: https://khanacademy.org/
Category: Education
Tags: edtech, education, online, online classroom, self-teaching, students
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Imagine Learning Provo, UT

Imagine Learning uses differentiated instruction and innovative instructional practices to educate all types of students and help them develop the reading and speaking abilities they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond, creating a stronger, growing, and thriving community. With an award-winning language and literacy software program that features interactive activities, videos, and games, it’s research-based, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use. Teachers are able to quickly identify students who need help, and pinpoint the skills that are giving them trouble. Imagine Learning personalizes the experience by providing systematic instruction that adapts to each student’s needs. Imagine Learning provides strategic first-language support in 15 languages to facilitate and enhance ELL learning. Through interactive multimedia presentations, videos, and games, Imagine Learning immerses students into a new world of education.

Website: http://www.imaginelearning.com
Category: Education
Tags: classroom, edtech, education technology, learning, school, students, teachers
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Curriculet San Francisco, CA

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading. With Curriculet, students encounter checkpoints at a relevant moment for learning, and are given immediate feedback on their performance. Simply connect your questions to any Common Core State Literacy Standard and immediately get data each night that measures student growth and mastery over time. Curriculet isn’t tied to just one type of device. The browser-based product allows students to start their assignment in class on a laptop, pick up right where they left off and read more on their mobile device as they ride the bus home; and, finally, finish up on the family computer. Curriculet automatically calculates data on student reading time and content comprehension.

Website: http://www.curriculet.com
Category: Education
Tags: education, embedded text, feedback, mobile, reading, teacher
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All In Learning Dallas, TX

The ALL In Cloud gives teachers simple and efficient ways to access data from their own learning activities and assessments as well as coordinated PLC/data team common assessments. Teachers can capture data across a variety of environments and strategies that will inform both instruction and intervention. Once the data is collected into the Cloud, instant analysis can be made on student performance: (student score, analyze student performance over time via value added analysis and performance by standard, value added analysis, student standard report multiple tests) This equips teachers with real-time data that is collected in an efficient manner. Teachers can determine if students are getting it and, if they aren't, quickly respond.

Website: http://www.allinlearning.com
Category: Education
Tags: analysis, cloud, education, feedback, learning, student performance, teachers
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Clever San Francisco, CA

Educational publishing has a lot of diverse actors, including textbook publishers and makers of record keeping and curriculum software, and now makers of tablets and apps. Clever has developed a way all of those players to agree to deliver data from a single cloud-based source. The different vendors pay Clever, and Clever offers the service to schools for free. Clever improves class management by enabling teachers to enroll and track students, normally a time-consuming process. Using a so-called “single sign on” process, students can access online resources from different vendors, and teachers can easily log performance among different classes and locations.

Website: https://getclever.com
Category: Education
Tags: cloud, education, publishing, school management, schools, student performance, students, teacher
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Haiku Learning Tucson, AZ

Haiku Learning is a full suite of beautiful, cloud-based tools designed to get you up and running with digital learning in minutes. Create classroom pages, add and organize content blocks, change layouts, and publish whenever you’re ready. Embed content from YouTube, Google Docs, Maps, Skype and dozens of other third-party services or create your own from scratch. Resource sharing in Haiku lets you share your classes, pages, and content blocks with any other Haiku user--and use content in your own class created by other teachers. Quickly create assignments, have students hand in digital files, provide online comments and feedback, annotate digitally, and leave a grade--it’s all there on the record and in your gradebook, no extra steps required.

Website: http://www.haikulearning.com
Category: Education
Tags: classroom, classroom cloud, cloud, education, learning, schools, teacher
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Duolingo Pittsburgh, PA

Free language education for the world. Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever – with no ads or hidden fees. Wondering how that can be? It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning. Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner who, depending on the type of document they uploaded, pays for the translation.

Website: http://www.duolingo.com
Category: Education
Tags: education, free, languages, learn languages, translation
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