Educators from around the world can differentiate instruction using the new Office 365 feature
Gig Harbor, WA (PRWEB) - Microsoft Education has rolled out Education Resources, a source of standards-aligned K-12 Open Educational Resources (OER) within Office 365. Through an agreement with Microsoft, EdGate supplies links and metadata for carefully curated and vetted OER that have been aligned to national and international educational standards. Additionally, EdGate provides Microsoft with ongoing and constantly updated K-12 education standards.
Microsoft’s Education Resources allows educators to differentiate instruction by offering thousands of standards-aligned open educational resources. Subjects consist of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health and PE, World Languages, Arts Education, Media/Technology, and Career Technical Education. Standards are included for the U.S., Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand, and India.
“All resources are aligned to US National and State standards, including the District of Columbia. So, if you are a teacher in Tennessee, we have our customers covered with the recently released Tennessee Academic Standards. If you are a teacher in Washington, you will find resources aligned to all the standards relevant in Washington. Because education standards change frequently, we depend on EdGate to update our standards and alignments to resources several times a month,” said Jim Federico, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft Education.
As Microsoft expands their Education Resources offering into new countries and territories, EdGate is poised and ready to correlate a growing body of OER to each country’s unique set of educational standards using EdGate’s patented correlation technology. The technology allows for dynamic re-correlation as new standards are implemented by state and other agencies. The methodology that EdGate utilizes sets its database apart from other educational repositories, alleviating the need to align content state by state or country by country, saving publishers valuable time. This makes EdGate’s repository unmatched in its robust capability and reinforces EdGate’s reputation as a leader of educational solutions for practical classroom use.
“EdGate is thrilled to hear about educators from as far away as Western Australia using the OER resources that we have collected and aligned to their local standards. It’s a huge pay-off to see how these high-quality resources are saving teachers time and allowing them to connect with students,” commented Gina Faulk, EdGate’s General Manager.
About EdGate Correlation Services
Founded in 1997, EdGate Correlation Services is committed to delivering the highest level of service and data products to educational publishers. EdGate's Standards Repository team tracks standards for all 50 states, Common Core State Standards plus international and custom sets of standards. EdGate’s subject area experts align material from more than 250 publishers and content providers. Curriculum Matrix and CMX, powered by EdGate, provide personalized learning for every K-12 student using expertly curated and vetted Open Educational Resources. For more information, please visit http://correlation.edgate.com.
EdGate Correlation Services is a division of San-Diego based EDmin, Inc. EDmin’s flagship product, INFORM Journeys, is dedicated to helping every student have access to an interactive learning map with detailed directions to life’s possibilities. Journeys will provide learners of all ages a “voice and a choice” on their path to reach their academic and career goals. For more information, please visit http://www.informjourneys.com or follow @informjourneys on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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