Education

Our Team Partners With Teach To Lead To Launch More Intuitive Website

Navigation North partnered with Teach to Lead to launch a new website with improved user experience and a featured profiles tool. Visual Facelift During initial meetings with the Teach to Lead team, it was determined they wanted a more modern look and feel. They provided a few examples of nonprofit and education websites they liked, and we crafted a design [...]

By | 2017-09-22T10:43:24+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Open Educational Resource (OER) Repository Plugin For WordPress

Today our team launched WP OER - a free plugin which turns any WordPress education website into an open educational resource (OER) repository, available on the WordPress plugin directory. Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. If your [...]

By | 2017-08-16T14:08:59+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Is Your Education Website ADA Compliant?

Many education agencies have received notifications from the Office of Civil Right (OCR) stating they are not in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, standards. This could lead to some serious issues. If your organization leadership is unsure of the ADA compliance status of your website, we suggest investigating soon! An increase in unwelcome attention from federal agencies has this topic on [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:27:23+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Navigation North Project Earns 2017 Gold MUSE Award

The Smithsonian Learning Lab was launched last year as a result of the partnership between The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access in Washington, D.C. and educational technology agency Navigation North. Last week, the project was awarded a 2017 Gold MUSE Award for Education & Outreach from the American Alliance of Museums. [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 May 15th, 2017|

Leading OER Resource Research Partnership: Smithsonian Learning Lab

For over five years the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) has been researching, building, and improving the Smithsonian Learning Lab for educators. But now it is time to hear from the students! We at Navigation North are proud to be a partner in this exciting venture which brings digitized collections from Smithsonian's 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Prepare Your Students For Digital Assessments By Using Free Online Resources

The second half of the school year brings with it major education assessments which can be a stressful time for teachers, parents, and students. PARCC, Smarter Balanced, ACT Aspire, and Common Core States Standards (CCSS). According to The Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment: "The average difference in the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in the CSTs between [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:28:36+00:00 April 5th, 2017|