Tech4Learning’s Share 4 multimedia authoring tool wins ComputED Gazette EDDIE Award for Best Educational Software in the category of Middle School Project Authoring. The EDDIE Awards target "innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum."
Share is Tech4Learning’s authoring tool for secondary students. Share lets students combine text, graphics, movies, and animations to demonstrate mastery of the Common Core State Standards and make "strategic use of digital media."
“It is great to see Share 4 win in the ‘Project Authoring’ category, since it is such a powerful tool for authoring so many different types of products,” shares Melinda Kolk, Director of Professional Development for Tech4Learning. “Students can use it to teach something, raise awareness, or change someone’s mind by crafting an interactive story, animated process, or printed product like a poster, brochure, or comic.”
“I use Share to help support the Common Core curriculum in the regular classrooms,” explains computer lab teacher Ingrid Griffin. “All of Share's features have the ability for the students to edit and go beyond the basic, allowing for higher level thinking. It is the tool I used most often with the largest number of students as it gives me the flexibility to customize the difficulty of my lessons for each grade level.”
Share 4 is available for Windows and Macintosh. Schools and educational organizations can take advantage of volume licensing through Tech4Learning.