New Interest Discovery Tool from NextLesson Brings the Real World into the Classroom

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


San Francisco -- NextLesson, a K-12 developer of personally relevant curriculum, has announced the launch of InterestID, a student interest and lesson discovery tool. InterestID enables teachers to discover their students' interests and easily find standards-aligned lessons on topics students love.

InterestID outlook-12

InterestID allows students to voice their favorite interests within categories such as sports, books, movies, food, music and gadgets. Students can filter by specific categories, rate whether they like or dislike individual items and add new interests to guide future lesson development. They can also view a summary of their most liked categories and interests.

Teachers are able to view the interests of their students in a summary that displays the top categories, the most popular interests within those categories and recommended lessons from NextLesson based on those interests. Teachers can view summaries for individual students or classes as a whole and track changes in their students' interests over time.