The educator-founded technology, Silverback Learning, announced Oct. 24 its partnership with Gooru, an education focused search engine technology company. The purpose behind the partnership is to further the efforts of Mileposts, a technology developed by Silverback Learning that enables students, teachers, and parents to collaborate with each other on how a student is progressing in their studies.
The technology is used nationwide for K-12 students and now will offer schools the opportunity to access learning resources on Gooru through the Milepost instructional improvement system.
“National initiatives such as the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Race To The Top- District competition, coupled with continuously increasing adoption and availability of technology in our classrooms, is accelerating the most prolific and results-driven improvements in the history of modern education,“ Jim Lewis, CEO of Silverback, said in a press release. “The nation’s schools are all striving for personalized learning environments provided at the local level, combined with more access and participation from parents. The Gooru and Silverback partnership creates parent-friendly, personalized learning environments that are ready-made for schools anywhere and of any size.”
The progress of students are stored in the Silverback Mileposts cloud where teachers can view and better manage their students. For students struggling with their studies or students who wish to know about a subject, Gooru’s search engine allows them to find lecture videos, digital textbooks, quizzes, and other resources.