Software aligns projects and activities to curriculum standards
CALGARY, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Nureva Inc., an early-stage technology company, announces its first education product, Nureva Troove digital portfolio software. This cloud-based solution is designed for K–12 students to provide evidence of their learning progress, to reflect on their learning and to receive ongoing input from teachers and parents. Unlike other ePortfolio solutions, Troove software provides alignment to curriculum standards, including Common Core State Standards, and assessment using ready-made, teacher-leveled rubrics.
From the Troove software web client or the iPad® and Android™ tablet apps, teachers create class projects. Based on project requirements, students prepare their work, reflecting on what they learned by commenting in their project space. Students can also include documents, attachments, media files and links to YouTube™, Vimeo and Google Drive™ within their project. Once students have submitted their work, teachers use the rubric to assess the project. Feedback on students' work can be provided by their teachers, peers and parents.
"Nureva Troove digital portfolio software gives students the opportunity to reflect in a meaningful way on what they learn, why they learn and how they learn," says Nancy Knowlton, Nureva president and CEO. "It informs parents of regular activities in class, helping them to be more aware and involved in their child's education."
Nureva Troove digital portfolio software addresses many of the common challenges in K–12 education today.
Teachers are able to quickly and easily assess student work by linking projects and activities to Common Core State Standards using ready-made, teacher-leveled rubrics. Teachers can also modify the rubrics and create custom rubrics for projects that have additional learning goals.
Teachers can invite parents to participate in their child's learning journey, giving them a clear picture of progress and enabling them to better engage and support their child.
As students reflect on their work within Troove software, they're able to capture thoughts on what and how they are learning. These metacognitive skills help increase students' self-awareness and understanding about how they learn best.
Students develop ownership of their learning goals and outcomes. They showcase evidence of their achievements within their digital portfolio, which moves with them as they progress through school, helping them with college and career readiness.
From the dashboard in Troove software, teachers measure the students' level of activity through class analytics. They receive alerts of project activity, giving insight into the flow and frequency of communication and student progress.
Students are connected to classmates within Troove software, letting them give each other feedback and support. Parents can also view and post comments on their child's work.
Pricing and availability
Nureva Troove digital portfolio software is available on January 20, 2015, on an annual subscription basis with the academic portfolio priced at US$9 per student. A free 90-day trial of Troove software is also available for teachers.
Nureva Inc. is an early-stage company founded in 2014 by education technology veterans David Martin and Nancy Knowlton. They have assembled an experienced team that is passionate about delivering delightful experiences through technology products that address needs in both K–12 education and the enterprise.
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