NoRedInk.com – A Unique and Innovative Teaching Program
MSNBC’s Education Nation provided a look at innovative teaching programs that are changing the way students learn. One of these programs caught our eye.
NoRedInk.com is a web-based learning platform that helps students improve their grammar and writing skills.
Here’s what makes us special:
- High-interest Content: Students generally find grammar boring because the content doesn’t relate to them. We generate all our grammar sentences using each kid’s favorite celebrities, hobbies, TV shows, and personal friends, making the content inherently interesting. Students can get unlimited practice — which is important since it often takes a long time to learn new skills.
- Adaptive Learning: Our engine provides differentiated instruction, adjusting questions based on what students get right/wrong and drilling down to their underlying misconceptions. When learners get stuck, we show them tutorials that help them correct their mistakes and keep going.
- Practice Exercises/Quizzes/Assignments: In addition to students practicing their grammar skills on their own, teachers can use the site to give assignments and quizzes that are uniquely generated according to each kid’s interests.
- Progress-tracking Features: Our color-coded “heat maps” allow teachers, students, and administrators to track progress easily. Teachers can use class trends to instantly inform instructional decisions as well as view students’ homework and quiz scores. This site was created by a teacher, so it’s easy for teachers to use.