NEW: Share Versal courses in Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is one of the most interesting new ways to create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback, and easily communicate with students. This morning, we’re excited to announce that Versal is one of the first companies to integrate the new Classroom share button, launched this morning by Google at ISTE. What does this mean?…Read more

Summer reading reimagined

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With the school year winding down, it’s a great time to plan for summer assignments and help students avoid the inevitable “summer slide.” Creating such assignments, however, can often present quite a challenge. Students are mentally moving into fun mode. And since they won’t have much direct teacher support, teachers not only need to create…Read more

Go deep into space education, with NASA’s free teaching resources

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Space travel is that rare educational topic that seems to capture the imagination of almost every student. It wraps math and science up in a cloak of adventure, curiosity and dreams of the unknown. Fun fact: even the Versal logo was inspired by space travel. Our icon is spherical triangles, a form of trigonometry used by astronauts…Read more

Pros and cons of teaching a flipped classroom

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The concept of “flipped classrooms” has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. Can instruction be effectively delivered at home, freeing up class time for debates, projects and labs? The model flips the traditional approach of using class time for explaining concepts and homework for reinforcement. In the beginning, many teachers dove…Read more

Project ideas for math class

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Project-based learning allows students to work together using concepts taught in class to solve real world problems. This dynamic, hands-on approach to learning can be especially effective in math classrooms. Rather than simply explain to students how to solve a problem and then have them practice independently, students are actually able to use and apply…Read more

Gadget Spotlight: Generic Embed

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There’s a wealth of knowledge on the Web – why not bring it into your Versal course? It’s easy with the Generic Embed gadget. With this gadget, you no longer have to create all of the content from scratch. If you find something on the Web, bring it directly into your course. Embedding preexisting content…Read more

Introducing the new Versal management dashboard

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It’s now significantly more convenient to add contributors to your course. So if you are interested in collaborating with colleagues or creating student-led projects, simply invite people. You may also now remove contributors from a course. While the core course creator hasn’t changed (don’t worry, your work is still beautiful), the interface where you manage…Read more

Have we reached the tipping point for mastery learning?

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If you’re a teacher and a fan of Twitter chats like us, you probably participate in some of the more popular weekly chats, like #edchat and #edtechchat (and many others!). One of our favorites is #TTOG (Teachers Throwing Out Grades), hosted by teacher and education author Mark Barnes. Earlier this week, Mark asked everyone to…Read more

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    Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required.

    The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.