NetDay has a new feature on
NetDayCompass.org: the cross platform Research Desk. It’s a “help desk” designed to help educators integrate technology into classrooms by providing K-12 leaders with “reliable guidance” on how to utilize technology to meet educational goals, according to Julie Evans, CEO of NetDay.
NetDay research experts answer individual questions and provide customized feedback from a variety of resources — government, industry, universities, media and other K-12 entities, she added. Another enhancement to NetDayCompass.org is the addition of source codes for all the resources included on the site. These codes, such as “G” for government and “I” for industry, help users identify the type of organization responsible for the content of each link. The coding gives educators another method to screen and evaluate online content for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias and usability, Evans said.
NetDayCompass.org is a free portal of education technology resources supported and managed by NetDay, a national education technology nonprofit based in Irvine, CA. The site lists over 1,300 resources and includes interactive features. And since it’s Web based, it runs fine on all versions of the Mac OS.