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Teacher Tools

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    May 5, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    Perhaps the biggest takeaway from “Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Learning Tools” is the reality that a discourse gap persists between teachers and product developers. Teachers understand the value of technology in the classroom—but developers need to be more proactive in seeking feedback, suggestions, and insights from both teachers and students. Developers also need to do a better job of effectively [...]

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    May 1, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    On April 22, 2014—at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released “Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools.” The report is an incredibly insightful summary of survey data gathered from more than 3,100 teachers and 1,250 students, featuring 70 one-on-one interviews with teachers and students across 16 Districts. This penetrating research project was inspired by an everyday desire [...]

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    April 29, 2014
    by Aditya Agarkar

    In How to Launch Online Courses by Importing EPUB3 Assets (Part I) we covered four essential topics: EPUB3; EPUB to online courses; the benefits of launching an online course using Snapwiz’s platform; and the Snapwiz EPUB extension specs.  Now it’s time to see how the importation process of EPUB3 assets works—and take a final look at the overall benefits of utilizing this processes [...]

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    April 28, 2014
    by Aditya Agarkar

    EPUB (short for electronic publication) is a free and open eBook standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). EPUB3, the third installment of the content revolutionizing standard, is the most advanced eBook format available. Based on the latest web standards—like HTML5, CSS3, and the Open Web Platform—it can be used to render any modern website or online content. After discovering EPUB3 [...]

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    April 25, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    More good news on a Friday: Snapwiz has been named a SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Post-secondary Personalized Learning Solution. We’re honored to be a finalist—ranking alongside some of the best ed-tech solutions available to students and education professionals. We’re excited to play a role in changing the face of education one student at a time from K-12 all the way through Higher Education! Read more about our [...]

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    April 24, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    When we first set out to design never-before-seen personalized learning spaces for students we knew—right from the start—it wouldn’t be easy. Building innovative learning spaces requires a mixture of learning models, leaving us to utilize multiple features on the “personalization spectrum.”   The reason for this is simple: “Personalized Learning” is a broad umbrella term. It’s used to describe multiple pedagogical and curriculum-based approaches [...]

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    April 18, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    The field of education technology is buzzing with two entangled terms: “adaptive learning” and “personalized learning.” Both terms represent the promise of a preeminent Renaissance for K-12 and Higher Ed education—yet both terms are little understood. The reality is adaptive learning will become a standard feature of all tech-based education solutions in the (not-so-distant) future. Rather than being a passive part of this [...]

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    April 11, 2014
    by Jordan Taylor

    Snapwiz is back in the saddle again, providing teachers with the best teaching tools at the right time. Who we are For those of you who don’t know us, we’re a venture-backed company dedicated to solving assessment and pedagogical challenges in both K-12 and Higher Education learning environments. Our mission doesn’t leave anyone out of the equation: We want everyone involved in education—students, [...]