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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.

Need a Custom Report to meet your Client's Requirements?

When running standards correlation reports, most of EdGate's clients use either our basic ExPERT Reporting Tool or our Advanced Reporting Tool that has a larger option of report styles to select from.

However, every job is different and every customer has specific needs; that's where our Custom Reports come in.

Here are some popular custom report types:

EdGate Services - 9 Major Ed Tech Trends for 2017

While the world of technology has brought some fun and amazing tools/products to the classroom, it is also a vacillating business which can be overwhelming and frustrating for IT Managers and educators alike.

EdGate Services - Standards Licensing

Since 1997, EdGate has invested time and energy in building and maintaining its repository which now hosts more than five million standards from around the world. It is the largest and most robust in the industry, covering twelve subject areas including Arts Education, Career Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Health and PE, Language Arts, Math, Media/Technology, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.