Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution

Recognizes a new and innovative preK-20 technology solution that is used to solve an instructional challenge. It can change how students learn, increase their interest in learning or could open new delivery channels for instruction. All nominated products in this category must be less than three years old.

Lexia English Language Development - Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

As the number of Emergent Bilingual students continues to increase nationwide, educators and district administrators need smarter ways to ensure better academic outcomes for every learner. Lexia® English for grades K–6, was developed with this in mind. Founded on the leading-edge expertise of Lexia Learning, the program boasts advanced technology in speech recognition, meeting students' needs for interactive academic English speaking and listening practice in a variety of subject areas. This state-of-the-art English language learning solution was created to help Emergent Bilingual students reach their academic potential and is designed from an asset-based orientation. Its culturally and ethnically diverse characters in the program engage and encourage students throughout their learning journeys, while interactive academic conversations empower them to build the linguistic competence and confidence needed for academic success. To address individual needs, the program offers both standard and scaffolded instruction. With Lexia English, educators are equipped with the tools necessary to address individual student needs, reduce the impact of time constraints, enhance their preparedness, and access actionable data to better support student achievement. Teacher-led resources and lessons complement the online component of independent, student-driven learning, helping to streamline instruction and ensure teacher effectiveness. Aligned with multiple language proficiency standards, the program's rigorous academic content supports language acquisition for students at all proficiency bands. Providing educational opportunity and closing long-standing accessibility and equity gaps, Lexia English helps schools and districts improve performance, meet district and state standards goals, and increase graduation rates.

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  • Logitech Pen - Logitech

    When it comes to students retaining what they learn, research shows that the act of physically handwriting notes makes a significant difference. Designed to increase retention and collaboration in a digital environment, Logitech Pen supports hands-on active learning in the technology-rich classroom of tomorrow for students. This rechargeable USI stylus is Works With Chromebook Certified, meeting Google’s compatibility standard to work seamlessly with any USI-enabled Chromebook. With no pairing needed, students and teachers can collaborate in real time across multiple devices with incredibly high accuracy. The Pen allows students to write, draw, take notes, sketch, annotate, mark up, shade and navigate hundreds of Chromebook apps. A durable, kid-friendly design provides increased comfort for extended use. Logitech Pen’s smart charging capability keeps students learning - a 30-second charge provides 30 minutes of use. Additionally, the Pen is spill and drop resistant, and is certified as safe for ages 5+.

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    MobyMax - Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution - MobyMax

    MobyMax offers the only complete and comprehensive K-8 curriculum for 27 subjects, including math, reading, phonics, language, vocabulary, spelling, writing, science, social studies, and state test prep. MobyMax saves teachers precious hours by finding and fixing students� missing skills from prior grades. MobyMax�s full suite of integrated and automated classroom tools include comprehensive assessments, grading and markup tools for writing, accurate diagnostics, IEP reporting, messaging, and real-time progress monitoring. Teachers are seeing unprecedented student growth, thanks to MobyMax�s built-in incentives, such as badges and contests, which encourage students to use the program at home. The interactive curriculum personalizes learning, allowing educators to combine face-to-face education with online learning and resulting in remarkable gains. In 2018, MobyMax expanded it�s product offering to encompasses over 60 subjects, assessments, and practice modules, along with the most motivating rewards program on the market. This unique offering makes MobyMax the most comprehensive, motivating, and efficient education solution available. It also makes administrators� lives a breeze, enabling them to view diagnostic results, data from ongoing practice, and continuous assessments for all subjects, all in one place. MobyMax continues to evolve, releasing new components and features that administrators need but can�t get anywhere else. MobyMax solves the following problems: The Equity Gap. Our product is the most affordable on the market and offers the same quality experience, whether the student is in a Title 1 school or in the most affluent area of the US. Moby can be used as a stand-alone curriculum, as a supplement, for remediation, or to get an instant snapshot of where students are. This can all be done from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Missing Skills. Students begin with a placement test to find missing skills. Then, MobyMax automatically assigns lessons based on skill levels. As soon as they master a topic, students move on. This approach makes MobyMax highly effective in the classroom and at home. Differentiating. �Students build on skills they need to practice that may be below the grade level material we are covering in class. They may also accelerate into above-level content.� ~ Monica Contreras, McKitrick Elementary Too many options. From award-winning early curriculum to pre-algebra, formative assessments, benchmark tests, adaptive practice to fluency games, MobyMax is the only comprehensive solution available. Schools can purchase one Moby product to meet all their needs, rather than a hodgepodge of products that don�t often complement each other and end up costing the school more money. Low Test Scores. Students who spend 30 min a week using MobyMax increase a full additional grade level more than students who do not use MobyMax. *Source � https://www.mobymax.com/research

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    ActivPanel - Promethean

    Promethean empowers educators with the ultimate interactive display designed for education - the ActivPanel. The tablet-like interface of the ActivPanel places the most commonly used tools at a teacher’s fingertips. The unified menu is always accessible, allowing teachers to move seamlessly between content and resources without disrupting the lesson flow. The ActivPanel includes Promethean’s award-winning lesson delivery software, ActivInspire® and ClassFlow®, which keep remote, hybrid, and in-person students engaged in interactive lessons, activities, quizzes, and thousands of immersive resources. ActivPanel is used in over 1.6M classrooms worldwide and has supported the rapid adoption of remote and hybrid learning environments throughout the pandemic. The ActivPanel includes increased personalization functionality and enhanced security, giving teachers additional flexibility and IT leaders better manageability. Additionally, the ActivPanel is able to integrate with existing smartphones, laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets for direct mirroring of lessons with students engaging in remote learning or for 1:1 in class engagement with teachers. Through trusted market research firm, Forrester, Promethean studied the Total Economic Impact of ActivPanel which showed a 64% increase in student and teacher engagement. In the past five years, ActivPanel has supported a 48% decline in IT tickets, $26.7K year over year savings in bulb replacements, and a 54% reduction in annual spending on printing. Teachers using ActivPanel have seen a 60% improvement of student attendance and test scores, 61% increased collaboration between students, and an 83% investment to increase teaching efficiency. ActivPanel has also led to a 66% improvement of teacher satisfaction in financial benefits and student engagement – especially with teachers seeing a 21% reduction in time spent lesson planning, resulting in increased productivity. Based on the five-year present value of ActivPanel, there is a 12% return on investment and payoff within four years.

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