With sites like BetterLesson and ShareMyLesson offering databases of lesson plans (with the help of partnerships with large teacher organizations), the arrival of Activate Instruction this summer may beg the question: what’s so special this time? One answer may be: putting students in the driver’s seat. Born out of a partnership between Summit Public Schools, the Girard Education Foundation, the student data platform Illuminate Education, and The.. read more →

By Tim Sohn, The Journal Copia has improved its social e-reading platform focusing on tools for K-12 students and teachers. The updates, available now, are being piloted at the Los Angeles Unified School District to help improve students’ reading skills. Copia is a social reading community. It includes an online bookstore that provides book and e-book details and.. read more →

Copia, the socially-driven digital content platform that provides customized, interactive solutions for students, educators and publishers, today announced an enhanced version of its learning solution specifically designed to meet the needs of K-12 students and educators. The platform, available across iOS and Android devices and desktop computers, is currently being piloted in the Los Angeles.. read more →

E-BOOK OF A DIFFERENT COVER: Expect to see many trials of digital curriculum popping up. Here’s an intriguing one that’s been going on in a corner of LAUSD: 230 students and four teachers in New Open World (NOW) Academy in Los Angeles have been trying out Copia, an e-reader that emphasizes creating collaborative learning environments where students can share questions,.. read more →

Learn about one the amazing gains in student proficiency where third graders went from 100% “below grade level” to 76% “at or above grade level” in math within four months.  Using the blended learning tool DreamBox Learning and relying on Alvo to design and implement their complex model, Rocky Mount Prep charter school in NC.. read more →