Google for Education’s latest tool is helping teachers become more efficient

Study International | August 20, 2019

Google for Education has made teachers lives’ much easier over the years, helping them move towards a digitally-connected era with software such as G Suite for Education and Google Classroom. The newly-unveiled Google Assignments, an updated version of CourseKit, has plenty of new features, seeking to help teachers save time when it comes to grading and checking papers. According to TechCrunch, “The software combines aspects of Google Docs, Google Drive and Google Search into a new tool that’s focused on the creation and management of schoolwork, including the collection, grading and feedback process — and now, the ability to check for plagiarism, as well.” Google Assignments also allows students to run “originality reports” up to three times to check for plagiarism, giving them the chance to fix their errors before handing in their assignments, saving teachers valuable time by the time it comes to grading. “With the plagiarism checker — the feature called “Originality Reports” — teachers can check for missed citations and other issues. When the work is turned in and locked, the feature will check the student’s text against “hundreds of billions of web pages” and “tens of millions of books,” says Google.” When the students submit their assignments, teachers will receive the final Originality Report that indicates missed citations and notes the sources.

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The landscape of entrepreneurship in education has changed dramatically over the past decade. Charter schooling has exploded in size, with more than twice the number of students enrolled today than in 2006. And many of the ventures that have become familiar names in the K–12 world did not exist 10 years ago.

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The landscape of entrepreneurship in education has changed dramatically over the past decade. Charter schooling has exploded in size, with more than twice the number of students enrolled today than in 2006. And many of the ventures that have become familiar names in the K–12 world did not exist 10 years ago.

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Colleges and universities turn to unlimited commitment to affordable, quality digital learning on a scale as the pandemic moves education online.

prnewswire | January 05, 2021

At the point when the pandemic constrained U.S. schools and colleges online this previous spring, most universities did as such with workforce who had no earlier internet educating experience. At that point, staff and managers said they were most needing support for their recently distant understudies, just as more prominent admittance to computerized materials. "Colleges and universities were clear that they needed support with digital materials and training for teaching in online and hybrid formats, and partnerships have been key in these challenging times," said Fernando Bleichmar, EVP and General Manager for U.S. Higher Education at Cengage. "We've been able to help schools bridge the online learning gap with quality digital materials, services, and faculty and administrator training from leading online learning experts to build a better learning experience." As the pandemic shut grounds, higher ed pioneers went to Cengage Unlimited for Institutions for reasonable admittance to quality, computerized learning materials at scale, just as scholastic administrations to move courses on the web and expert improvement assets to help staff instruct on the web. Collaborating with Online Learning Consortium, Cengage offers bootcamps, available time and altered trainings for Institutional clients. Organizations have developed by 50% since April, and in excess of 125 foundations presently accomplice straightforwardly with Cengage to offer Cengage Unlimited at scale. One of those foundations is Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, one of the biggest junior college frameworks in the nation with 90,000 understudies. Ivy Tech utilized subsidizing dispensed to the organization under the CARES Act to furnish understudies with Cengage materials, and access scholastic administrations and expert advancement uphold for teachers. "Even prior to the pandemic, students struggled with the cost of course materials. The CARES Act funding provided a special opportunity to help students who have plenty of barriers in their way already. They've been the most impacted by COVID. Many of them have lost jobs, are single parents and they have a lot to deal with. Being able to provide them with free access to learning materials is a tremendous opportunity," said Sue Ellspermann, President at Ivy Tech. Since it dispatched two years back, Cengage Unlimited has helped almost 3 million understudies save more than $270 million on course materials, and almost $70 million of that saving comes straightforwardly from institutional associations. Cengage Unlimited gives understudies admittance to in excess of 22,000 advanced assets including eTextbooks, online schoolwork stages, study aides, and school achievement and vocation uphold. Cengage Unlimited for Institutions gives reasonable course materials at scale through a substance permit model. The permit model conveys esteem dependent on a foundation's exceptional execution and enlistment needs. Notwithstanding reasonable materials, Cengage Unlimited for Institutions offers versatile scholarly administrations and expert advancement to assist workforce and managers with mixture and web based learning. About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world.

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CyberUSA Partners With Superus Careers to Launch the Cyber Career Exchange Platform

CyberUSA | April 20, 2022

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Gale and California State Library Partner to Provide K-12 Students and Educators Access to STEAM Digital Resources

Cengage Group and Gale | January 13, 2022

The California State Library and Riverside County Office of Education have partnered with Gale, part of Cengage Group, to provide California's more than six-million K-12 students and over 300,000 educators with access to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) digital resources from Gale. These new resources are part of California's K-12 Online Content Project and are available at all schools (10k+) and public libraries (1.1k+) throughout California to support and strengthen STEAM learning. The California K-12 Online Content Project is a joint program between the California State Library and Riverside County Office of Education to enhance learning environments through digital resources. The project provides teachers, school librarians and students with a variety of digital information and tools that include: magazines, books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos, educational tools and more — all aligned with California educational standards and student data privacy laws. Gale is the fourth provider to join the project. "This investment in California's future is part of Governor Newsom's ongoing work to close the opportunity gap, ensuring that all Californians regardless of circumstance are connected with the tools they need to succeed," said California State Librarian, Greg Lucas. Gale's STEAM resources include: Gale In Context: Environmental Studies – understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news and multimedia content. Gale Interactive: Science – manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand biology, chemistry, earth, and space science concepts. Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids – explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space. With geo-authentication, Californians can access Gale's STEAM resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device without the use of a library card or password. This enables users to seamlessly access Gale's authoritative content, eliminating barriers to access resources. Additionally, the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content. The resources can also be integrated into districts' and schools' aligned learning management systems, abiding by current California law regarding student data privacy. "Libraries play a crucial role in making knowledge accessible to empower learning and to enrich lives. The California State Library's K-12 Content Project is a game-changer for students and educators in the state, and we couldn't be prouder to participate in bringing the library to learners." Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale About Cengage Group and Gale Cengage Group, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Group, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. About the California State Library Founded in 1850, the California State Library has an extensive collection of documents from and about the state's rich history, ranging from books, maps, miners' diaries, newspapers, and periodicals to photographs, paintings, and posters. The State Library also holds federal and state publications, is home to the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library and serves as the lead state agency for library-related services throughout California, including the K-12 Online Content Project.

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