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EdTech Tool Crowdsources from Teachers to Enhance Math Instruction

One way ASSISTments provides current and effective math learning material is through teacher crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing lets us both support and engage teachers, helping them collaborate and improve available content, much like Wikipedia for educators. 

Announcing the ASSISTments 2.0 Integration with Canvas Learning Management System

May 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the integration of ASSISTments 2.0 with the Canvas Learning Management System! Teachers with ASSISTments 2.0 accounts can now assign problem sets to students with their Canvas accounts.

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Ambassadors Help Spread the Word about ASSISTments

May 1, 2020

The ASSISTments Foundation is committed to providing high quality opportunities that support our teachers as they use ASSISTments and lead in their own classrooms and beyond. ASSISTments Ambassador Andrew Burnett spreads the word about ASSISTments across many platforms including his blog, social media and at national education conferences.

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Bouygues: Online Learning Is Here to Stay — But Don’t Abandon Pencil and Paper Just Yet

April 26, 2020

Educators — and families — should be careful about overly relying on screens for learning, and research shows that education delivered on tablets and laptops can lead to missed opportunities. Helen Lee Boygues describes the results of a study designed using ASSISTments: students who used pencil and paper received higher scores than their peers who went without pencil and paper.

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Stumped by How to Best Serve Students With At-Home Learning? Follow the Evidence

April 20, 2020

With schools around the country closed, educators are being asked to support at-home learning. University of Toronto Professor Philip Oreopoulos speaks of promising educational programs like ASSISTments, which has resulted in impressive academic gains in multiple randomized controlled trials.

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We are retiring the ASSISTments 1.0 with Google Classroom integration

April 16, 2020

We are retiring the ASSISTments 1.0 with Google Classroom integration, so that we can dedicate our energy to ASSISTments 2.0, our most up-to-date and teacher-informed version of ASSISTments. We are asking users of this feature to migrate to 2.0, where we will be able to provide you the best possible experience and user support.

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ASSISTments: From Research to Practice at Scale in Education

April 14, 2020

Over the past 13 years, ASSISTments was developed and evaluated with the support of a series of IES and National Science Foundation awards. With a 2003 IES award to Carnegie Mellon University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), researchers created the first version of ASSISTments.

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Distance Learning & ASSISTments: Teacher Stories

April 5, 2020

In the shift to distance learning, teachers and students are really putting online learning tools to the test. We’ve been hearing from teachers from across the country about stories from their classroom, and their worries and concerns.

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COVID-19 and Online Instruction

March 16, 2020

We at ASSISTments are concerned about the impact that COVID-19 is having on teaching and learning and are taking steps to support our community of users and team at this time.

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Paid Opportunity: Help Us Design A Professional Learning Experience

March 2, 2020

(Opportunity now closed) We are looking for ASSISTments users to help us design a new professional learning community experience! You will be compensated with $500 for lending your leadership and expertise to helping us develop this PLC.

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Tom Bolton joins The ASSISTments Foundation as Vice President of Product

February 28, 2020

The ASSISTments Foundation welcomes Tom Bolton as Vice President of Product to lead the future of the ASSISTments product. Bolton will support ASSISTments in its work to impact users across the country by delivering immediate feedback for math students and data insights for teacher instruction. 

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