It is our goal to save teachers time and energy by giving them ways to share standards-based lessons and student digital resources.
Gig Harbor, WA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
EdGate Correlation Services, LLC, continues to incorporate powerful enhancements to the Curriculum Matrix®, an online curriculum management tool for teachers, to give districts and teachers greater ability to manage content they have added to the Matrix.
Through the enhancements, teachers can edit their submissions, and a district "Content Moderator" may be assigned to view and edit submissions.
Submissions are made to the Curriculum Matrix using the online Correlation Tool. District-created materials and supplemental resources are then correlated by the EdGate team of subject matter experts, who have correlated thousands of textbooks, reference books, films and online resources to Common Core and state standards. Submissions can be shared within a district or made available to anyone online through the Curriculum Matrix.
Originally developed as a filtered educational search engine, the Curriculum Matrix has evolved into a precise and powerful curriculum management and digital learning tool, giving teachers the resources they need to transform curriculum. The Curriculum Matrix helps them reach the goal of differentiating instruction by providing targeted, aligned content for every student in the classroom.
Teachers have access to more than 250,000 of the best resources online, all aligned to grade-specific Common Core and state standards. Every bit of content in the Curriculum Matrix is ready to use with state standards, Common Core, currently adopted textbooks or any set of objectives used by a district. With one click, teachers can see the relationship between Common Core standards and their own textbooks, current state standards or district curriculum. For teachers using standards-based curriculum, the Curriculum Matrix not only allows teachers to share lessons, it also facilitates their efforts to designate specific standards related to existing lessons.
"It is our goal to save teachers time and energy by giving them ways to share their efforts so that others can more easily assemble standards-based lessons and student digital resources," said Sandra Schugren, general manager for EdGate Correlation Services. "The Curriculum Matrix is the only online platform that provides what teachers, students and administrators need, all in one place."
The Curriculum Matrix saves teachers time by providing them with practical ways to work together online. Built-in planning templates let teachers drag and drop content to set up documents that are easily exported and emailed to others. It is the perfect tool to coordinate curriculum initiatives.
The core advantage of the Curriculum Matrix is an expanded ability to work with different types of content. Unlike simple search engines, the Curriculum Matrix provides access to a wider range of content, such as lesson plans, resources for intervention and supplemental resources for students.
The Curriculum Matrix user interface gives teachers more control over searches than any other tool on the market. In a couple of fast clicks, teachers can search for content, curricular concepts and targeted standards.
In addition to accessing open source resources, the Curriculum Matrix can also be used to search for content from publishers such as digital media subscriptions, adding thousands more resources. Teachers can also search textbooks adopted by the district, right down to page level.
For more about the capabilities of the Curriculum Matrix, please visit Why The Matrix.
About EdGate Correlation Services
Founded in 1997, EdGate Correlation Services is committed to delivering the highest level of service and data product to educational publishers. EdGate's Standards Repository tracks standards for all 50 states, Common Core standards, Common Core standards adopted by individual states and ongoing revisions to Common Core standards, plus international standards. EdGate’s subject area experts align material from more than 150 publishers and content providers, including Apex Learning, Films Media Group, Encyclopedia Britannica, National Geographic, Texas Instruments, NBC News, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Curriculum Matrix, powered by EdGate, is a teacher-friendly curriculum management tool. For more information, please visit http://www.edgate.com.
EdGate Correlation Services is a division of San-Diego based EDmin, which provides comprehensive K-12 learning management systems. Based in San Diego, EDmin's focus is Connecting Educators to What Works. The company has been working with schools and districts for 20 years and serves nearly 4 million users in all 50 states and the international market. EDmin is best known for the INFORM® Learning System, an enterprise-level platform that integrates assessment, reporting, resource and community capabilities with an academic data warehouse. For more information, please visit http://www.edmin.com.