Learning Explorer Named the 2020 Winner of The Tech Edvocate’s “Best Lesson Planning App or Tool” Award

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On August 31st, 2020, The Tech Edvocate named Learning Explorer their 2020 Award Winner in the category for “Best Lesson Planning App or Tool.” This award recognizes Education Technology innovators, “The Tech Edvocate Awards honors the best that edtech has to offer by recognizing outstanding companies, people and products.”

The Learning Explorer team is dedicated to helping preK-12 teachers everywhere to easily find, plan and deliver great learning experiences for their students

Jim Hurley, CEO and Founder of Learning Explorer, says, “We are honored to win The Tech Edvocate’s 2020 Award for Best Lesson Planning App or Tool! The Learning Explorer team is dedicated to helping preK-12 teachers everywhere to easily find, plan and deliver great learning experiences for their students. During these challenging times of remote and hybrid learning, the Learning Explorer platform is ideal for helping educators discover compelling learning resources and then use those resources to plan and deliver engaging, standards based lessons.”

Designed as a robust learning resource discovery and curriculum management platform for districts and schools, Learning Explorer allows teachers to search a huge library of over 500,000 educator-reviewed free and open educational resources (OER) as well as over 2 million curated educational videos from over 200 educational video publishers. Educators use the platform’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface to build, edit, and manage customized collections of resources (i.e. lessons) and then present or assign them to students. The Learning Explorer platform has been designed to seamlessly integrate with single-sign-on (SSO) rostering solutions such as Clever and Classlink as well as LMS solutions such as Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology.

The Tech Edvocate also named Learning Explorer as a recipient of the, “Best Blended Flipped Learning App or Tool” 2020 Finalist Award.

About The Tech Edvocate Awards: The Tech Edvocate was created in 2014 to argue for shifts in education policy and organization in order to enhance the quality of education and the opportunities for learning afforded to P-20 students in America. Tech Edvocate Award finalists and winners were selected by a panel of two edtech thought leaders, two PreK-12 teachers, one college professor, two K-12 administrators, one college administrator and two PreK-12 parents. In addition to each nominee's performance in a popular vote process, companies and individuals were judged on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development and/or advocacy of edtech.

About Learning Explorer: Founded by teachers for teachers, Learning Explorer’s passion is helping to make teachers’ lives easier by saving them time discovering, planning, and delivering quality online learning resources. Ideal for in class or remote learning, Learning Explorer’s award-winning learning object repository (LOR) and curriculum management platform (developed in collaboration with sister company Lesson Planet), provides preK-12 educators seamless access to a huge, all-in-one searchable ecosystem of over 2.5 million curated learning resources from a wide variety of educator-reviewed open educational resources (OER) and licensed educational content partners. The Learning Explorer team is committed to providing truly innovative digital tools and resources designed to help teachers and instructional leaders to... better close the curriculum equity gap; to save educators time planning and delivering engaging standards based lessons; and, to inspire more meaningful, personalized student learning.

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