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iBoss Enterprise Web Filter

Company : Phantom Technologies

iBoss allows administrators to control web content throughout a school community. The web filter’s interface is password protected and administered through a standard web browser. For example, iBoss can give a class that is studying social media access to websites like Twitter, but still block the rest of the school from accessing it.

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Company : Maximus

With TIENET’s case management system, administrators can manage all aspects of special education and stay in compliance with state and federal regulations. The program can monitor student pre-referral and eligibility, and also send reports to parents, manage 504 plans, and support Medicaid billing.

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Company : Edgenuity Inc.

This online blended learning solution delivers a range of core curriculum, AP, elective, and credit recovery courses aligned to state, Common Core, and iNACOL standards. Courses include a variety of math, English, and foreign language concepts. Students can view videos of teachers who explain concepts, model strategies, and provide examples.

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Think Through Math

Company : Think Through Math

This web-based math curriculum is designed to establish strong thinking skills for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1. It was developed by teachers and technology specialists to help students prepare for Common Core standards and rigorous new assessments. Think Through Math can be customized to meet the needs of individual students.

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Company : Rice University

As a comprehensive online STEM curriculum program, STEMscopes provides classrooms with hands-on inquiry and problem-based learning activities, such as interactive games and virtual science labs. It also gives teachers lesson plans and intervention tools. STEMscopes has a variety of student assessments, including multiple choice exams and open-ended response tests.

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Big Universe Learning

Company : Big Universe, Inc.

Made for K8 students, this literacy platform includes a library of eBooks and quizzes. Designed to improve performance in all subjects, Big Universe also includes a platform on which students can publish online books. For teachers, it offers lesson plans, learning management tools, and data reporting functions.

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Company : World Wide Workshop

A K12 social-learning platform, Globaloria teaches young people how to design and code educational games. Each Globaloria course provides a 40- to 100-hour game-design curriculum using industry-standard tools, a customized learning platform, and programming and design tutorials. Online coaching by industry experts and educator professional development is also available.

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Classroom Organizer

Company : Booksource

This free, web-based program allows teachers to manage books and eBooks in their classroom library. Students can use the program to check out and return books. Educators can import titles and run reports on student activity.

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READY! for Kindergarten

Company : National Reading Foundation

This free, research-based program is designed to develop language, math, and social skills in children up to age 5, who are preparing for kindergarten. The READY! for Kindergarten tool kit includes age-appropriate learning materials, floor puzzles, colorful wooden shapes, blocks, magnetic letters and numbers, and audio CDs.

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The Essential Guides to Writing

Company : Empowering Writers

The Essential Guides to Writing is for grades 2 through 5. It’s designed to teach students to write with confidence and read with purpose. The program includes writing activities, detailed lesson plans with clear objectives, and foundational language arts lessons in all genres (narrative, expository, opinion, persuasive). Teacher guides and student writing samples are also included.

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