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ePals® and Curriki Partner to Strengthen, Expand Open Educational Resources for Students and Teach
Two leading global collaborative networks team up to offer a rich and robust collection of tools and curriculum resources for classrooms and independent learners around the world.
The partnership maximizes the power of technology to offer top-quality 21st century participatory teaching and learning experiences through a variety of sophisticated tools and features. The recently launched all-new ePals offers advanced global classroom matching, and private, safe, customizable collaborative workspaces with wiki, blog and discussion thread features to facilitate ongoing peer communication and project-based learning. Curriki, which pairs education “curriculum”
“We are delighted to be able to expand our interactivity and reach to teachers and learners around the globe with our new Curriki partnership,”
In addition to facilitating global learning, and the diverse perspectives named as essential for workplace success by the Common Core standards, the ePals-Curriki partnership reinforces mastery of the collaboration, communication and independent learning aspects of the standards. And for educators, the networking platforms offered by both companies afford even greater opportunities for teachers to connect for professional learning communities and the sharing of best practices.
“ePals has been a fellow innovator in the development of a worldwide collaborative education community and we are pleased to be working with them,” said Kim Jones, Curriki CEO. "This partnership will advance both of our organizations’
Educators who are interested in joining the network can visit http://join.epals.com/
About ePals Corporation
ePals Corporation (TSXV: SLN) is an education media company connecting K-12 schools, students, teachers and parents around the world for shared, 21st century learning. ePals operates the K-12 market’s premier social learning network, connecting millions of users in over 330,000 schools for collaboration around high quality content and educational projects. ePals also publishes industry-leading children’s literature in physical and digital formats. These magazines, books and mobile apps are subscribed to by hundreds of thousands of families and approximately one-third of all US middle schools. ePals’ award-winning products and brands include: the ePals Global Community™; SchoolMail®365;
A non-profit organization, Curriki is the leading K-12 global community for teachers, students and parents to create, share, and find open learning resources that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. A Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012, Curriki was selected as the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for Digital Access. With more than 295,000 members and 44,000+ learning assets, Curriki reaches more than 7+ million users worldwide. Join today www.curriki.org.
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