The Search is an ed tech ranking podcast where we put ed tech tools and applications under the microscope. Each episode includes a summary of our online research and a recorded FAQs session between Carl Hooker, the host of ISTE’s Learning Unleashed, and the company. The podcast ends with our review of the pros and cons of the resource based on the ISTE Standards. Finally, the resources receive a rating called the HookerTech score based on how it ranks on 17 essential data points.
Learning Recovery: How A Digital Math Tutor Can Provide Personalized Math Practice With Daily Learning Targets
One of the primary targets for post-pandemic learning recovery is math proficiency. In this episode, we review and rate a digital math tutor that can marry a district’s math curriculum and artificial intelligence to provide personalized math instruction and practice to students in 37 languages. The tool integrates each student’s testing data to differentiate each practice exercise. A digital math tutor can increase student proficiency while decreasing teacher workload.
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ClassHero is a digital math tutor that combines a full curriculum for pre-school through Grade 5 with research-backed strategies and artificial intelligence to provide personalized math instruction and practice. The digital tutor adapts to each child, offering foundational skills for struggling kids – and providing teachers with actionable recommendations.
A Hands-On STEM Tool For Teaching Creativity, Collaboration, Critical and Computational Thinking
We described this resource as Legos on steroids, but the creator corrected us, “Arckit is not a toy, it’s a tool” developed by architects for architects and adapted for use in the classroom. If you’re looking for a hands-on, engaging STEM resource for teaching creativity, collaboration, and critical and computational thinking with precision and real-world application, listen to our ten-minute FAQ with the founders, followed by our ed tech review and rating.
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ARCKIT is a freeform architectural modeling system that allows you to physically explore designs and bring your ideas to life with speed and precision. Based on modern building techniques and a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale, the ‘click and connect’ modular components make it possible to create a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled, endlessly modified, and finished to perfection. Perfect for STEAM learning, architects, hobbyists, students, and children.