Curriculum Matrix is now live in the Instructure EduAppCenter and in EDUonGo App Center

EdGate's Curriculum Matrix, a repository of 500,000 grade-specific standards-aligned OER and other freely accessible K-12 resources can now be accessed via the EduAppCenter, an open LTI app collection. The EduAppCenter is provided and maintained by Instructure and allows teachers, administrators and students to install third-party apps in Instructure's Canvas LMS, with just one click.

Bridging the Gap Between Teacher and Technology

Many teachers feel they are not utilizing technology effectively in the classroom. According to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey, two in five (43%) of teachers rated themselves average or below average in educational technology skills.

Growing Popularity of CTE Programs

Over the last 20 years, skill-based education has been making the transformation from "vocational" studies to "career and technical" education. Traditional "vocational" studies were designed to help students enter the work force directly from high school. CTE provides students with skills that can transfer directly to jobs while paving the way for students to take these skills to the next level through higher education.

House Passes Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

With the technological advances and the growth of a global economy in the last couple of decades, skills needed for today's job market have changed as well. Legislators have answered the need for training with H.R. 5587 to help students achieve the skills needed for these jobs. The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587 extending the authorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act. The Carl D.

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August 2016 - Top Stories

Delaware Considers Computer Science Course Requirement

In an attempt to produce more tech-savvy students, Delaware representatives introduced a bill to establish a computer science course that satisfies a math or science credit.

K-12 education lags behind other issues in this election year

EdGate: Now Integrating via LTI

EdGate has recently incorporated Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) for easy and direct integration with our Curriculum Matrix and resource partners.

LTI is a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium that was designed to help exchange data between systems. It is a standard way of integrating learning applications such as Curriculum Matrix with various platforms such as LMS, portals, and other educational environments.

A Global Perspective: Bringing the World Into Classrooms

A topic that has garnered importance recently, especially in light of today's interconnected world, is the idea of global competence in students. A recent article in Education Week delves into the necessity for students to develop knowledge and skills in global competence. This starts with an understanding of how issues of global concern are often not just local issues, but they can often impact societies around the world.