19Pencils announces the launch of 19Pencils.com, an online resource for K-8 teachers to help their students find specific web content aligned to curriculum. Teachers can search through hundreds of websites for content or provide their own unique sites and share that content with other subscribers. In addition, 19Pencils keeps track of students’ time on task, giving teachers the ability to see, at-a-glance, which students are accessing assigned content and which students might need some extra help.
19Pencils includes an area called the Playground where students can digitally “talk” among themselves, sharing ideas and thoughts on the assigned content. This student collaboration is viewable by the teacher, allowing him or her to see who is taking an academic leadership role in the class, and who is struggling.