Imagine K12

Last week I had a chance to witness the Imagine K12 Educator Demo Day where sixteen start-up companies give a three minute pitch of their product.  Educators are able to meet with each start-up before or after to offer feedback and test out their product.  Here are three of the sixteen we want you to check out:

ReadWorks.org 

Read Works is a non-profit organization that is providing teachers with researched-based units, lessons and leveled non-fiction and literary passages.

Select “Reading Passages” (Kinder to Twelfth Grade) or “Lesson Plans” (Kinder to Sixth Grade) from the top of the homepage.  Then you can begin to categorize what you are looking for.

Reading Passages:

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Meant for Teachers

Mission100%

Mission 100% is a collection of videos that highlight best teaching practice.  The videos are taken in classrooms ranging from Kinder to Twelfth Grade.  The collection consists of real video footage of classrooms and schools; with over 800 short and high quality videos.  The average video length is ninety seconds, and videos range from thirty second to ten minutes.  Every new customer gets their first two weeks free, and after that there is a monthly fee.  I will be interested to see how these videos will differ from what is available, for free on the teacher channel.

Meant for Teachers

Educents

Think “Groupon” for teachers!

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Meant for Teachers

 

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