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.
Panorama Education Boston, MA
Panorama helps schools improve through feedback from students, parents, and teachers by running effective survey programs. The analytics platform helps educators understand their schools – and take action. Panorama helps school districts, charter networks, and state governments conduct surveys of students, parents, teachers, and staff. Panorama supports school systems through the entire survey process, from survey design to administration to reporting and analysis to follow-through. Flagship product is the Panorama Platform, a flexible, reliable, highly-secure, easy-to-use, and low-cost technology platform built for conducting surveys in the school environment. With Panorama, schools can administer surveys online and on paper. Panorama analyzes this data and presents teachers and administrators with clear and constructive feedback that they can use to improve their teaching and their schools. Clients can select questions from Panorama’s item bank or state-provided item banks, or clients can use their own questions.
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.
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.