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Trails for Education

by Trails.by

GRADES / High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PRICING PLANS / License
PLATFORMS / Web Browser
http://trails.by/home/trails

Visually map resources & lessons into curated playlists

Overview

SUMMARY

Trails for Education allows students and teachers to curate and visually map resources. Users select the resources they want to visualize and can arrange them on the site in any way they choose. The product can be purchased for a monthly fee.

GOALS

Trails for education is a program for visually mapping learning resources and creating playlists. The product was created to help teachers and students share resources and visualize their learning path. It is designed for use by high school or college students.

APPROACH

Users log in to Trails and can immediately begin building playlists of resources, or “trails.” Trails are displayed visually as a series of linked nodes (see picture, below). Each node can represent a webpage, video or document uploaded from the user’s computer.

The sequencing, coloring and connections of the nodes are each completely customizable; the product is intended to build a series of resources to be discovered in order.

Once a Trail is finished, creators can publish a trail and share it with their peers, teachers or students. Users then interact with the trail by clicking on the nodes, using the resources contained in each one. At all times the visual pathway of the nodes is displayed, helping users to understand how what they are reading interacts with the other pieces of content in the trail. Along with sharing, users can also browse the trails created by other users, and can search by topic tag.

IMPLEMENTATION

Trails for Education can be used on any modern browser.

PRICING

Trails for education is available in three pricing plans, based on the primary user. A teacher can purchase the product for herself for $9/month. The product can also be purchased for students at the price of $1/month. Finally, parents can use the site for free.

WHO IS USING IT

Trails for Education is a new startup, currently being used by ~500 students and teachers.

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Kerry full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Teacher/Tech Integration. School Type: Middle School, High School, BYOD Devices

Add formative assessment element that can be added as a node on the trail. It will be very important for teachers to track not only progress, but understanding as students make their way through the trail. ability to archive trails so that they can be revisitied and changed in the future. Date st...

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Kerry full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
Teacher/Tech Integration. School Type: Middle School, High School, BYOD Devices

Add formative assessment element that can be added as a node on the trail. It will be very important for teachers to track not only progress, but understanding as students make their way through the trail. ability to archive trails so that they can be revisitied and changed in the future. Date st...

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Teacher full starfull starfull starfull starno star
School Type: High School, College Prep School, BYOD Devices

I would like to see the comment aspect of this to be more like it is on documents, as a sidebar that would allow for a flow of comments, comments in specific locations, and conversations about specific points to flow naturally. I would also like to see an ability to set up timelines within the tr...

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PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Students For Students

For Teachers For Teachers

Post-Secondary Post-Secondary

Characteristics

Collaborative Learning Collaborative Learning

Learning Dashboard Learning Dashboard

Open Education Resources Open Education Resources

Personalized Learning Personalized Learning

Professional Development Professional Development

Subject Matter

All Subjects All Subjects

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