For teachers in search of project-based learning options in K-8, Learning.com announced a new product launch at the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education conference in San Antonio on Monday. Geared to meet meet Common Core standards and fuel digital literacy among students, the new launch is called "Inquiry" and will work together with or apart from Learning.com's existing bundle of services.
"We hear the phrase digital natives a lot, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they know how to use technology and apply it to what they're learning," Learning.com Marketing Manager Nick Smith told Education Dive.
Inquiry offers six pre-assembled core curriculum projects per grade level, all of which are intended to save teachers time. The idea is to get lessons delivered while still emphasizing skills such as identifying valid online sources and using presentation software.
"We've been working on it for close to a year now, and pilots are going to kick off this summer, but we really worked heavily with a lot of our current customers and did a lot of focus groups to be sure we got their feedback," Smith said.
In the meantime, if you happen to be at the ISTE conference, the Learning.com team will be based out booth #11226 and likely have a lot more to talk about with this launch.