Ogment is a curriculum creation and management tool that was co-developed with K-12 educators around the U.S. It’s for teachers, curriculum developers, administrators, students and parents. It is designed help educators with the process of curriculum development and delivery—it includes a holistic set of tools that help educators build engaging, thoughtful curriculum. From Standards and Goals; Curriculum Mapping; Course and Lesson Planning; Lesson/Assessment Development; Lesson Presentation/Delivery; Progress Monitoring; and Continuous Improvement, Ogment facilitates the entire curriculum development and delivery process.
K-12 teachers of all subjects and grade levels all across the U.S. are using Ogment—everyone from traditional ELA, Math, or Science teachers to Art, Computer Science, and Financial Literacy teachers, just to name a few.
Yes, your state standards have been loaded into Ogment.
Your state standards are already in Ogment. You can access them at any stage of the curriculum creation and management process. Your overarching goals for the year can be either imported into Ogment if they already exist or put into the system directly.
Yes. Your district can use Ogment to build curriculum maps and then align courses, units, and lessons to the curriculum maps. The curriculum maps are flexible enough to be used how you want to use them. You can choose which components of the curriculum maps you’d like to include—from goals, standards, big ideas, strategies, and more.
Yes. Curriculum maps can be uploaded into Ogment and made dynamic, so they can be edited and changed at any time.
Yes, we encourage it! One good lesson leads to another. Ogment gives you a place to organize all your lessons and assessments into full courses.
Yes, we encourage that too. By linking your courses to your curriculum map, you are making your progress reports more powerful and you can more easily identify gaps in your instructional plans.
Yes, Ogment has a built-in collaboration tool that is easy to use. Simply invite colleagues to collaborate and then using the Highlight and Annotation Tool, mark up lessons and send one another notes.
Ogment allows you to bring in any content you wish—from articles and videos to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents. For more information on how to bring content into Ogment, see the section called “Getting Content into Ogment”.
Ogment includes 20 different item types, ranging from simple multiple choice to tech-enhanced item types that students will encounter on state assessments.
Ogment includes more than a dozen graphic organizers, such as Venn diagram, KWL chart, Cornell notes and more.
Yes, you can easily differentiate right within Ogment’s lesson editor.
You can project lessons for whole-class instruction, use on a SmartBoard, assign lessons to groups for small-group work, or assign to individual students for homework, computer lab time and more.
Yes. Ogment will record what slides in your lesson you have presented, so you will always know where to start again.
Yes, the built-in, easy to use calendar can be used to assign lessons, keep track of what you are teaching, and more.
Yes. You can see what articles students have read, what videos they’ve watched, and what questions they have answered.
Yes, any question that can be scored automatically will show whether the student answered a question correctly or not.
Because everything in Ogment is dynamic and not static documents, it is easy to evaluate what’s working and then easily change what isn’t working. For example, if you showed a video in class that fell flat, switch it out. If everyone in class missed a specific question on an assessment, you can go back and either edit the question or change how you teach the standard that the question is associated with.
There are several ways to bring content into Ogment. You can clip content such as videos, articles, images, games and more from the web; you can upload content you already have on your desktop, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.; you can pull content from your district’s “stream”; connect to premium channels in your stream such as Discovery Education; or connect to OER channels in your stream.
Once in Ogment, teachers download the Ogment Clipper—a plug-in from the Chrome Store. The Clipper allows you to clip articles and other materials from the internet without bringing in the surrounding ads and other distractors.
Articles, videos, photos, audio files, games, PDFs, documents and more.
Yes, Ogment automatically notes the source in an MLA format.
Yes, Ogment will provide a Lexile as well as several other readability levels for materials you clip from the web. Each time you edit the article or revise it, Ogment will even provide a new readability level.
Yes! You can upload files from your desktop including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files; movie files, audio files and image files.
Yes, there is a lesson template in Ogment that make it easy to create lessons. Several other lesson templates based on Marzano’s and Danielson’s research will be available soon.
Presently there are 20 different item types in Ogment, including tech-enhanced items types similar to the item types on the new Smarter Balanced and PARCC tests.
One of the most popular resources includes a set of common graphic organizers from which teachers can choose or modify.
All standards have been pre-loaded into Ogment. Simply choose your state from a drop down list, choose your subject and grade level, and the standards will appear. Then click which ones you want to be entered into the lesson automatically.
Yes, you will be able to either create a curriculum map in Ogment, or link your lessons to an existing curriculum map.
Lessons can be delivered several ways:
Yes, you can share your lesson with other teachers to use in a PLC or just to get their feedback.
Yes, the built-in collaboration tool with the Highlight and Annotation Tool (HAT) in Ogment allows users to work on curriculum maps, course or lesson creation together.
Yes, you will be able to choose who/when/what to share with other colleagues.
Ogment includes a robust search feature that allows searching by keywords, standard, subject, grade level and more.
Simply click the “stream” icon on the left-hand navigation. You will be asked a few questions about who you’d like to “follow”, and then you will begin to see content that is available to you.
Simply click on a piece of content in the stream that looks interesting. If you like it, just hit “Clip this” and it will automatically be put into your Ogment account.
Teachers can do everything in Ogment, from building courses, lessons and assessments to differentiating instruction, collaborating with colleagues and monitoring student progress. Ogment was designed with teachers in mind, and the mission of Ogment is to make the most of a teacher’s time.
Students can view assignments; interact with lessons by reading and marking up articles using the highlight and annotation tool (HAT), watching videos, using graphic organizers to plan writing assignments; making notes for their teachers as well as reading notes from their teachers; using the Ogment Clipper; and answering assessment items. Questions that are auto-scored will provide students with immediate feedback while questions requiring teacher input may be scored with a rubric and provide an open line of communication for the student and teacher to create and revise work.
Yes. Parents can monitor each lesson as it was presented and annotated by student and teacher. Parents can review their children’s lesson plans, activities, assignments, and digital resources, see their children’s progress and where the class left off. Parents will be able to communicate with teachers via the highlight and annotation tool (HAT). The HAT feature will enable parents to highlight pieces of text and/or other resources and add notes and questions for the teacher in the margins.
District level users can access everything. Part of the goal of Ogment is to provide insight into how teachers are addressing their specific curriculum requirements. This includes reports against the content that show how the lessons/units/course cover a body of standards or address a curriculum map and how students are performing against the instruction and assessment.
Ogment is a cloud-based application. We highly recommend using Google Chrome as your browser when working in Ogment. Ogment can be used on your laptop or desktop, or tablets 7” or larger. Ogment is not yet enabled for smartphones, but a mobile version of Ogment is currently in development and is due out by Fall 2016.
Yes, Ogment will integrate with your LMS. It can also be used as a standalone product.
The biggest difference between Ogment and a Learning Management System (LMS) is Ogment’s focus on the curriculum development and implementation process. With Ogment, all the tools that help with the process of curriculum creation and management were built from the ground up to be seamless and complement one another. An LMS is often made up of disparate tools and features that don’t facilitate the process of curriculum creation and management. In addition, LMSs often only contain static content, whereas Ogment allows users to create dynamic content that is easily changeable. The ability to continually update content on the fly is key to continuous improvement.
In almost all cases, yes. Ogment can share Teacher/Student/Class information, allow for Single Sign On (SSO) and in some cases even share lessons and assessment data back and forth. Have your IT specialist contact us at 1-844-OGMENT-1 to find out more.
Yes, lessons can be saved to desktop or a thumb drive and run locally without the need for an internet connection. They can be synced back up with your account when you have an Internet connection again.
Yes, Ogment is perfect for flipped classrooms. Students can use their devices to work on lessons at home, including reading articles and other text, watching videos, and answering questions. They can use the highlight and annotation tool to mark up text and communicate with their teachers. In class, they can work together or separately to build presentations using the Ogment tools.
Ogment is being licensed at the School or District level. Discounts apply for volume and for multi-year commitments.