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Standards-to-Standards Comparison; EdGate makes it a cinch

Have you ever entertained the idea of how much variation there is or is not between educational standards? If you have, the next question that may naturally come to mind is, "What would be the best way for me to find out?" then groan internally when you realize you may need to go state-by-state and compare each set.

Updating Standards is Tricky Business

If you are an educational publisher, chances are you are painfully aware that keeping up with every state and the changes they make to standards is a sticky wicket.

It is estimated that changes to standards occur at approximately 30% each year across the U.S., but how do you know which ones update and when?

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For those who have an interest in International or Supplemental standards, below is a sampling of other sets we track in our system:

DIY Alignment Tool - Fast. Efficient. Effective.

  • Are you spending too much time correlating content state-by-state?
  • Are you tired of spinning your wheels, re-correlating your content each time states make changes to their standards?
  • Are you looking to make your process more efficient and save money?

If you answered yes to any of the above, our DIY alignment tool may be just the solution you need!

The Importance of STEM Education in America

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, collectively known as STEM remain high on the list of priorities in education.

MARC Records-Still Relevant after all These Years

Did you know that OCLC stopped printing library card catalogs in October 2015? That ended a 150-year process.  However, the information available within those library card catalogs is still as needed as ever.

Metadata: A "new'ish" word for an Old Concept

What is metadata and how does it affect your business?

In almost every industry where there is content and data to be managed, the word "metadata" is is surely part of the vocabulary. While there may be overlap in purpose, the functionality, design, and application are unique to each company or organization.

For those with library backgrounds, the content available on library card catalogs, contains metadata such as author name, title, publication city, year of publication, etc.

Get Categorized and Organized, Get Taxonomies!

EdGate recently presented at an educational technology event which addressed the need for educators to have fast and easy access to resources right at their fingertips.

The focus was on developing subject-specific taxonomies that are used for the primary purpose of categorizing content, making the search for resources not only effective but more efficient. Using a taxonomical list of terms or concepts, teachers can quickly and easily find content specific to their grade and subject without the delay or hassle of sorting through resources unrelated to their need.

EdGate's New and Improved API!

EdGate is excited to announce the launch of our new and improved API!

In an effort to further support the needs of our partners we have developed an API with more functionality and flexibility.

The EdGate Data Service is a REST based API platform that allows clients direct, secure access to the largest and most up to date repository of K-12 national and international educational standards in the world. Using the API gives clients and their developers complete control in creating tools to display standards and correlation data.

Digital Chaptering Services

Digital content is prevalent in today's classrooms at all levels of education from kindergarten to college. Video and audio content can be valuable stand-alone teaching tools or integral resources in lesson plans that utilize multiple information sources. The EdGate team makes technology based resources classroom-ready by segmenting educational material into easily absorbable chunks. EdGate provides written descriptions of each segment and provides relevant search terms for maximum visibility in content searches.

Understanding today's Libraries and MARC Records

Did you know there are more public libraries in the United States than McDonald's? Since the 1960s, libraries across the United States have been using MARC as a way to keep records traditionally shown on a catalog card.  MARC stands for MA-chine Readable Cataloging record. A plethora of information is included in these records, the most basic being name, summary, subject, and call number.