Discovery Education and STEMROBO Technologies Announce Partnership Supporting STEM Education Across India
–New Agreement Empowers STEMROBO to Sell Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services to Indian Public and Private Schools–
Silver Spring, MD (September 3, 2019)–Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide, today announced a new agreement with the India-based education technology company STEMROBO Technologies supporting STEM education across South Asia. Through this new agreement, the STEMROBO team is now empowered to sell Discovery Education’s award-winning STEM Connect and Coding services to public and private schools throughout India.
Built to bring STEM to life and enhance core curriculum, Discovery Education’s STEM Connect helps students develop the creative, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills they need for success beyond graduation. Featuring flexible, modular learning units, STEM Connect provides students an easy-to-follow educational experience through high-quality interdisciplinary resources that can be used in a wide variety of classrooms and across all subjects.
Discovery Education Coding, which is currently available in the United Kingdom, helps students take coding from concept to reality. Featuring step-by-step lessons that guide teachers and pupils through a thoughtfully graduated sequence of lessons that teach students the basics of block coding, HTML, and Python. In addition, Discovery Education Coding’s explanatory videos help make complex concepts simple and provide visual illustrations and examples of what pupils need to achieve in each lesson.
“Discovery Education is excited to join STEMROBO in bringing the highest-quality digital STEM and Coding resources to Indian educators and students,” said Will Lock, President of Discovery Education International. “Together, we are able to address educators in approximately 1.4 million schools serving India’s more than 250 million students and help them in creating the dynamic digital learning environments we know will support India’s continued economic growth.”
STEMROBO is an Indian EdTech company that seeks to make learning fun for all students. STEMROBO’s products and services enable students to learn and experiment in STEM and robotics and grow the skills that will propel students to future success.
“STEMROBO and Discovery Education are completely aligned in our vision to help all Indian students grow from consumers, to innovators, and finally to creators,” said Anurag Gupta, Founder of STEMROBO Technologies. “We at STEMROBO look forward to a productive partnership that ultimately benefits the teachers and students of India.”
To learn more about STEMROBO Technologies, visit www.STEMROBO.com. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.
STEMROBO Technologies is an Educational Technology company, focused on designing and making Innovative Electronic Devices, Software and Methodologies around STEM Robotics for K-12 segment. STEMROBO Technologies (www.STEMROBO.com) is a part of Electropreneur Park (Funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India) under “Make in India” and “Start-up India” mission under ESDM sector. STEMROBO is also associated with India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA). STEMROBO has successfully established STEMROBO Innovation Labs and Atal Tinkering Labs (Under Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog, Govt. of India) in more than 400+ prestigious schools of India. STEMROBO is responsible for the setup as well as the complete execution of these Innovation/Tinkering Labs by delivering unique STEMROBO Methodology. The Key aspect of STEMROBO Methodology is Activity Based Learning (ABL) followed by Project Based Learning (PBL) approach which helps students to innovate for solving Real World Problems with an effective usage of concepts of STEM, Robotics, Electronics Sensors, IoT, AI.
CoderZ Named 2019 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool
DERRY, N.H. (Sept. 3, 2019) – CoderZ, an online learning environment for learning robotics and coding with virtual robots, has been named a 2019 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category.
This is the third year of the Tech Edvocate Awards, which recognizes outstanding edtech products that support students across the Pre-K-20 sector by catering to identified classroom and learning needs. Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of educators and industry experts who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech. A complete list of winners of the 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards can be found here.
“The Tech Edvocate Award represents the combined opinion of industry insiders and knowledgeable educators,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ. “It’s an honor to have our coding and robotics platform and its game-based design and instructional model recognized by our peers.”
CoderZ is a powerful online platform that teaches students valuable STEM skills, including coding, robotics and physical computing. Its fun, gamified interface uses a graphic or text-based code editor and 3D virtual robotics simulation to engage students in learning. The solution caters to both novices and experts alike, offering a simple, Scratch-like language called Blockly for new coders and allowing more advanced students to start working directly with Java code. The integrated curriculum arealigned to standards, such as the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, Career Readiness Standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), K-12 Computer Science Standards (CSTA – Computer Science Teachers Association) and state CS requirements.
CoderZ serves as the platform for the upcoming third annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), a first-of-its-kind, online coding and robotics tournament for students in grades 5-8. Teachers and schools can sign up to join the event that starts on October 15th. For more information on the competitions, go to https://gocoderz.com/compete.
CoderZ is an innovative and engaging online learning environment. Developed for students in grades 5 and above, the gamified STEM solution allows student to work at their own pace, easily programming real and virtual robots from anywhere in the world. The platform enables student to acquire computational thinking, problem solving skills and learn coding as a life skill all via a flexible and scalable virtual solution. For more information go towww.gocoderz.com.
The Graide Network’s Online Teaching Assistants Provide High-Quality Feedback on Student Writing
Fullerton School District and Richmond County Public Schools become latest districts to partner for on-demand essay feedback and grading services
CHICAGO, August 29, 2019 — The Graide Network, a provider of online grading support to K-12 schools, helps educators increase the quality of writing instruction and meet new standards for student writing. By providing a resource for more frequent feedback, districts can offer more opportunities for students to engage in meaningful writing, more time for teachers to focus on instruction and planning, and have access to better data to know how students’ writing skills are progressing during the year.
“Reading and responding to student writing with specific, actionable feedback is incredibly time-consuming, a task that teachers cannot regularly shoulder alone,” said Blair Pircon, co-founder and CEO of The Graide Network. “Our service helps teachers get way more out of their workweek, speed cycles of feedback and revision for students, and address the rigor of new standards by providing deep insights on student writing.”
Two of The Graide Network’s newest customers, Fullerton School District (Fullerton, California) and Richmond County Public Schools (Warsaw, VA) are using the service to provide more timely feedback on student writing benchmarks. In addition, data from the platform’s reports will help administrators understand how students are going to perform on state assessments. “I want my teachers and school leaders to see how important writing truly is to our strategic plan,” says Sarah Schmidt, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Richmond County Public Schools. “I’m investing in The Graide Network to ensure we are fully supporting this critical priority.”
Schools can assign any type of writing and use rubrics and prompts that are aligned to their district or state standards and learning objectives. The Graide Network’s online teaching assistants are graduate and undergraduate students and they hand-score assignments on the rubric, providing personalized areas of strength and growth for each student. Within days, teachers can view detailed class and individual student reports. Reports are used for instructional planning, classwide discussion, one-on-one student conferencing, teacher professional development meetings with colleagues and coaches, progress reporting with school leaders, and district planning.
The Graide Network’s supplemental instructional support reaches all students and teachers for a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. This model allows districts to invest in their teachers, develop college-ready writers, and address equity and access for all students. The Graide Network is available as a school or district subscription and pricing is based on the number of students and number of assignments per year.
Recent results have shown that high-quality feedback can increase student performance. Prussing Elementary School located in Chicago Public Schools implemented The Graide Network to increase student writing across content areas for grades 5-8 and saw impressive results. At the end of their first implementation year, students greatly exceeded district and national averages on the NWEA MAP® standardized test.
About The Graide Network
The Graide Network is building better writers through its online platform of feedback and grading support to K-12 schools. With an award-winning, innovative model, The Graide Network provides on-demand, formative feedback on student writing via remote teaching assistants. The support of “Graiders” unlocks the tremendous power of feedback to improve learning outcomes and puts relevant data at educators’ fingertips like never before. For more information, visit https://www.thegraidenetwork.com/.
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