• Vantage Learning to Help Expand Learning and Accountability in Two California Charter Organizations

    California charter management organizations Opportunities for Learning and Options for Youth will be using Vantage Learning’s Vantage Accountability Solution to measure and meet school objectives. The Adaptive Learning Environments(TM) and customizable data analysis platform from the educational technology leader will provide the two organizations with measurable assessments and a management system to monitor school objectives, […]

  • Building 21st Century Writers

    -Jennifer Demski, original article from:   During what might have in the distant past been called “quiet time” in Arlene Anderson’s fourth-grade classroom, many of her students are glued to their netbooks. The intense, enthusiastic focus and the hushed chatter amongst the students are all about high scores and strategy. But the students aren’t playing […]

  • Students Eager for Access

      When it comes to writing essays, 13-year-old Thomas Hamburger thinks using a pencil is overrated.   He’s used to typing his essays on computers, where he can look up help online and make changes to his assignments easily.   “When I use a pencil, I can’t see what I did wrong,” the eighth-grader said […]

  • Van Nuys High School

      Reza Asgari Vantage Learning 22812 Azure SCA Laguna Niguel, California   92677     Dear Mr. Asgari:   Van Nuys High School implemented the MY Access! writing program in 2005. This past year I was fortunate to work in our writing lab to support teachers and students using the program.  During that time, I observed […]

  • Government Grant Helps Stainislaus Union To Sustain 21st Learning Technology

    -Mini Swamy, TMCnet A government grant assigned for the purpose of Enhancing Education through Technology, commonly referred to as EETT, is to be implemented shortly into Stanislaus Union’s elementary schools, giving them the opportunity to learn from an online learning program. This is intended to benefit an entire school district. Initially, Stanislaus Union School District […]

  • In The Classroom, Tech Options Expand

    -Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, InformationWeek One well-to-do district shows the growing ways teaching and technology can mix. In its use of classroom technologies, Arcadia Unified School District in California’s San Gabriel Valley could be considered a role model for other school districts–if they all happen to have the means that Arcadia has. Because when it comes […]

  • Program Aids Students’ Writing Efforts

    -Rasha Aly, Cathedral City Sun, The Desert Sun Six schools plan to use the online software Middle school students in the Palm Springs Unified School District will soon be able to submit their essays through the MY Access! online program. And within 30 seconds, they will receive an automated score with suggestions on how to […]

  • IN THE CLASSROOM: Program Shows The Write Stuff

    -Ani Amirkhanian, Glendale News-Press Roosevelt Middle School students are motivated to practice skills with the My Access Web program  Ever since laptop computers were introduced to Javier Guzman’s eighth-grade English class at Roosevelt Middle School, students have been more motivated to practice their writing skills, Guzman said. Students practice their writing with the use of […]

  • Hacienda La Puente USD Expands Online Language Arts Program

    -Dave Nagel, T.H.E Journal California’s Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is expanding its implementation of the MY Access! language arts program from Vantage Learning. This district is now making the online writing tool available to more than 13,000 high school, middle school, and fifth-grade students through an expanded, $486,000 license, Vantage reported. “Our high […]

  • School District Expanding Use Of Online Writing Tool

    -Caroline An, San Gabriel Valley Tribune INDUSTRY – The Hacienda La Puente School District plans to spend nearly half a million dollars for an online writing tool that gives instant feedback to students preparing for state standards tests. The My Access program allows students to submit parts of an essay or the whole thing on […]