Santa Barbara, California, December 2nd, 2020: Learning Explorer, LLC is pleased to announce that on the 25th of November, 2020, Academics’ Choice named Learning Explorer’s lesson planning, lesson delivery, and learning object repository platform as a winner of the 2020 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award in the ‘Website and Software’ category.
The Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award represents a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media solutions available. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
“We are tremendously excited and honored to be recognized by Academics’ Choice as a leader in the edtech industry for our all-in-one lesson planning, lesson delivery and learning object repository platform,” stated Learning Explorer CEO, Jim Hurley. “Our team is focused on making it easy for preK-12 teachers to discover, build, manage, share, and deliver engaging, standards-based lessons anytime, anywhere. Ideal for in-person and remote learning, Learning Explorer has been designed to help educators successfully address some of today’s teaching challenges such as learning loss, curriculum equity, and student engagement.”
In reviews of Learning Explorer for the Academics’ Choice Award, one judge stated,
“In this time of remote learning, having a go-to website that generates multimedia content is genius. I really like how the Boclips videos are short, targeted, and provide rich content for the subjects. There is a plethora of information in the website’s database that includes entire lesson plans, interactive content, videos, and worksheets. Teachers are able to generate their own go-to lessons using the Collection Builder. This tool is very helpful! This is an innovative product and may be worth a glance for your school district personnel.”
Another Academics’ Choice judge stated,
“Learning Explorer is a learning object repository (LOR) and curriculum management platform for districts and schools that has been designed by educators. Learning Explorer allows teachers to easily access quality curriculum from thousands of publishers, including content put out by their district, and deliver it to students in a safe and easy-to-use way. They can add videos of themselves giving instructions, include interactive assessments, and much more. Flipping the classroom is a breeze with customizable pages, and Learning Explorer works beautifully on both desktop and mobile platforms.”
About Learning Explorer: Learning Explorer is a unified lesson planning, lesson delivery, and learning object repository platform that makes it easy for preK-12 teachers to discover, build, manage, share, and deliver engaging, standards-based lessons anytime, anywhere. Ideal for helping address curriculum equity, learning loss and student engagement, Learning Explorer’s cloud based, award-winning (CODiE Finalist, 2020) solution, saves teachers time by providing them seamless access to a huge, single search ecosystem of over 4 million curated educational videos and images, teacher-reviewed open educational resources, and district procured publisher content. Learning Explorer integrates with and is the perfect complement to popular LMS solutions such as Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology. Developed in collaboration with sister company Lesson Planet, the Learning Explorer team is committed to helping make the process of lesson planning and delivery easier, faster and more engaging for teachers and students everywhere.
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About Academics’ Choice™:
Academics’ Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory.
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