Learning Tools That Keep Getting Better

June 10, 2014
Jeff Knutson Senior Manager, Education Content
Common Sense Education


Here at Common Sense, we don't just cover the latest trends; we also update our reviews to keep you informed about important changes to popular learning tools. At the cutting edge of edtech, developers are continually expanding their products and honing the tools that help students learn. Staying up to date is important in helping your students get the most out of their digital learning. Here are three well-loved products that have recently expanded or updated their learning content. Want to find out what's new? These updated reviews can tell you more!


Dragonbox EDU
Algebra lessons are built right into this innovative and engaging game -- the new teacher resources are an excellent bonus to an already great experience for students. Just as with the Dragonbox app, kids build a strong foundation for learning algebra. But the new, Web-based EDU version takes things a step further with a teacher dashboard for seamless classroom integration. Read full review.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy’s new missions platform, with its vastly expanded learning content, is a helpful addition for math teachers; think of it as a new way to deliver Khan's grade-level math lessons. Using the missions, students get a nice balance between the freedom to explore and the benefit of a teacher's guidance. Read full review.
This adaptive learning experience meets kids right at their level, adjusting based on kids' skills, pace, and behavior throughout a fun virtual world of reading. The new 2nd Grade level adds Common Core-aligned decoding practice with chapter book reading exercises, as well as science literacy lessons. Read full review.