Curriculum Foundry From Learning.com Now Integrated With Google Drive and Google Apps for Education
Growing Number of Schools Using Google’s Programs Can Now Seamlessly Share Learning Resources Created in Curriculum Foundry
Portland, Ore.—January 27, 2016 – Learning.com announced today that Curriculum Foundry, its innovative solution for seamlessly accessing, organizing and sharing digital content, is now fully integrated with Google Drive and Google Apps for Education. That means that the growing number of schools that use Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks will be able to share the learning objects, lessons, units and courses they have created in Curriculum Foundry through Google Drive.
According to Google, more than 50 million students and teachers around the world use Google programs and, according to Futuresource Consulting, more than 50 percent of the devices sold to U.S. schools in the third quarter of 2015 were Chromebooks. With Curriculum Foundry’s new integration with Google Drive and Google Apps for Education, thousands of schools and districts around the country now have a seamless end-to-end solution for digital learning.
Using Curriculum Foundry’s comprehensive set of tools, educators can build learning objects, lessons, units and even entire courses. Curriculum Foundry also provides districts with a searchable repository of high-quality, vetted and tagged open educational resources (OER) and other free digital resources. The repository includes content for all K-12 grade levels, aligned to one of the four core subject areas: math, English language arts, science and social studies. Authors can search by standard, grade, subject and item to identify just the right resource. Districts can add digital content they have created to their repository as well.
“Learning.com developed Curriculum Foundry to support our continued commitment to helping schools make the transition to digital learning,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO of Learning.com. “Now with the solution’s Google integration, we are extending its powerful tools and resources to the increasing number of schools and districts that are using Google Drive and Google Apps for Education to support learning.”
Google Drive integration allows districts using Google Apps for Education to share the learning objects, lessons, units and courses they have created in Curriculum Foundry. Students can launch the content directly from Google Drive or Google Classroom. Districts can also add content they have created in Google Drive to their library in Curriculum Foundry for future use. Without leaving the Curriculum Foundry Google App, teachers can seamlessly search for vetted, standards-aligned content from the Curriculum Foundry repository and their own district repository. In addition to Google Drive, items can be shared through Thin Common Cartridge and the Learning.com Learning Management System.
Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with one in six districts and serves 5 million students. Learning.com provides K-12 solutions to help students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. Districts equip their students with the technology and 21st century skills needed for success on online assessments, college, and the workforce using Learning.com’s digital literacy solutions. Learning.com’s digital content tools help districts build and share custom digital curriculum helping them meet their instructional goals, facilitate personalized learning, and address budget challenges. Through implementation services and professional development, Learning.com serves educators as they integrate technology and digital content into instruction.
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