August 7, 2014
Over 1,300 readers were asked to nominate their favorite products for this year’s Readers’ Choice Award published by eSchool News. In nominating a product, readers were asked to describe how they’re using these products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration – and to what effect.
Nepris is an online platform, which virtually connects professionals to classrooms for online, interactive discussions about applications of STEM in the real world. Nepris brings STEM to life by connecting professionals with teachers and their students. With Nepris, teachers find professionals who–through interactive, online sessions–show students how the work they do is rooted in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics being taught in school.
Nepris is “an awesome way to connect your classes with an expert or even other classes around the country that are studying the same units,” said LeAnn Waldie, instructional technologist for the Godley Independent School District in Texas.
“By exploring and using Nepris’ extensive network of real scientists, my students have had their collective eyes opened to a world,” said Jeff Likens, an AP Biology Teacher for over 17 years at Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota.
“My students see, hear and interact with real scientists who are making community and global impacts working in science careers that students may have never thought about.”
Schoology is a dynamic, scalable learning management system that is available as a free system for instructors and an enterprise version for school systems.
“Schoology has a great, easy to use interface that students and faculty really love,” said John Case, technology coordinator for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. “Academic content standards are included, and a new analytics tool [helps] teachers in identifying students who are struggling.”