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  • 3 Ways an Honest History Education Can Heal a Fractured Country

    3 Ways an Honest History Education Can Heal a Fractured Country

    When done right, American history instruction creates independent thinkers and respectful debaters.

  • Blending Socratic discussion with modern tech

    Blending Socratic discussion with modern tech

    One of the most effective teaching methods for the past 2,500 years has been the Socratic method, which encourages learning and critical thinking through fruitful dialogue and debate. When digital learning tools and curricula came on the scene, it appeared that classrooms fueled by Socratic discussions would go the way of dinosaurs — or Socrates.…

  • Poptential™ Free Personal Finance Curriculum Makes Financial Literacy Engaging and Fun

    Poptential™ Free Personal Finance Curriculum Makes Financial Literacy Engaging and Fun

    Rising gas prices, soaring inflation, and the sky-high cost of attending college are three economic challenges impacting high schoolers, and a recent survey conducted by Junior Achievement and Citizens Financial Group shows that majority of them feel unprepared to deal with these financial issues. Poptential™ offers a free curriculum designed to make learning about personal…

  • Poptential™ Digital Storytelling Makes Summer School Fun

    Poptential™ Digital Storytelling Makes Summer School Fun

    Millions of high school students are expected to hit the books in summer school to help close the pandemic education gap, get a head start on a jam-packed schedule, or to repeat a failed class. As a result, teachers are looking for educational tools that engage students and help them compete with summer distractions. “Summer…

  • Poptential™ Free Curriculum Brings History Alive for Independence Day

    Poptential™ Free Curriculum Brings History Alive for Independence Day

    Poptential courses, used by more than 30,000 teachers in 50 states, include everything instructors need to teach a subject, digitally accessible in one place, including lessons, ebooks, bell ringers, quizzes, and tests, as well as pop culture media to make lessons interesting and relatable to students. Curriculum packages are standards-based and developed by social studies…

  • Finalist for Two EdTech 2022 Awards

    Finalist for Two EdTech 2022 Awards

    Certell, Inc., a nonprofit online curriculum developer, announced it was named a Finalist for two EdTech 2022 Awards sponsored by EdTech Digest. Certell’s Poptential™ social studies curriculum was recognized as a Finalist for Curriculum and Instruction Solution, and Certell CEO Fred Fransen was named a Finalist for the EdTech Leadership Award.

  • Poptential™ Teacher-Base Sees 70% Growth in 2021

    Poptential™ Teacher-Base Sees 70% Growth in 2021

    Certell, Inc., a nonprofit online curriculum developer, announced that the number of teachers using its Poptential™ social studies curriculum packages grew by 70% in 2021, a sign that teachers are looking for ways to infuse lessons with popular culture and digital storytelling to reach digital native students.