LOS GATOS, Calif. – Jan. 21, 2015 – OpenEd, creator of the world’s largest catalog of Common Core-aligned resources, announced today a valuable new online tool that transforms how teachers select, assign, review and grade homework. With OpenEd Homework, teachers can now save hours of time every week as they reinforce classroom instruction to ensure their students meet today’s rigorous standards.
Homework gives teachers more than 100,000 questions from which to choose, covering every K-12 Math and English Language Arts topic in the Common Core State Standards. They can then deliver Homework Assignments directly to students’ smartphones, tablets or computers. Assignments are graded automatically, freeing teachers of the arduous task that often consumes evenings and weekends.
To provide the necessary breadth of materials in Homework, OpenEd turned to Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the University of Iowa, which supply the majority of the content. OpenEd’s Premium Subscription, at $9.95 per month, with the first month free, provides access to every resource on OpenEd.
Homework Assignments – accessible through www.OpenEd.io or through the free Common Core Quest gamified quizzing app – are designed to give students a focused amount of practice on critical concepts. They are assembled in groups of questions in 30-minute blocks – typically 20 questions per Assignment. When students answer questions incorrectly, they receive immediate help through instructional videos.
Teachers can use the Homework Assignments created by OpenEd, edit them or create them from scratch using the OpenEd free assessment item bank. They can see in real time on a Mastery Chart where there are learning gaps, how long each student is spending to complete an assignment and the grade each student earned.
“OpenEd Homework gives teachers a transformative tool to make the best of their time in bolstering what their students learn in the classroom,” said Adam Blum, OpenEd CEO and co-founder. “Teachers can now assign homework that targets precisely what students need to know to meet the Common Core Standards, in the most efficient way possible.”
OpenEd has led the ed tech industry in offering the most high-quality resources – more than a million – used by teachers every day: lesson plans, assessments, educational videos and games. Using OpenEd’s tools, educators can create custom quizzes, identify learning gaps and link them to resources. The company’s unique machine-learning technology, combined with subject matter expert curation, aligns resources to standards and micro-concepts within standards. The vast majority of the content is free.
OpenEd was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing teachers with access to the best educational resources for their students, with a focus on finding the right resources to teach the Common Core State Standards. To accomplish this important goal, OpenEd built the world’s largest catalog of lesson plans, assessments, educational videos andgames. OpenEd is committed to keeping the majority of itscontent available for free to educators around the world. For more information, visit www.OpenEd.io.