Category Archives: cool tools

Cool Tool | IO Insights from IO Education

IO Insights equips educators to turn data into insights and action. The student data solution from IO Education breaks down data silos across the organization, and allows school districts to use all of their data to increase student achievement and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Voters Ed from Second Avenue Learning

This cool tool from Second Avenue Learning empowers students of all ages to understand the presidential election process. For use in a web browser on interactive whiteboards, computers and tablets, Voters Ed provides a platform for students to engage with historical … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Big Word Club

You’ve heard of the Digital Divide, well, here’s a very different chasm in education: the Word Gap. What’s this? “A gap in vocabulary between rich and poor,” says Shane DeRolf, founder and CEO of Big Word Club. Research has documented that students from lower … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Woot Math

In the Spring of 2014, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers conducted a multi-site randomized controlled trial that studied several forms of software-based adaptivity and demonstrated that Woot Math’s adaptivity contributed significant effects in learning and retention. In … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Accelerated Reader 360 from Renaissance

With the proven concept that consistent practice is powerful, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360 oversees and assesses the reading abilities of K-12 students. Through the program, students read nonfiction and fiction texts personalized to their reading level, and then go on … Continue reading

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