Top Tips for Parents using Twine

Ashley BellomyParent Engagement, Product Features

Mothers and their son working on a tablet

While a lot of Twine users are school employees and students, an important part of our user base is parents! Twine’s main purpose is to help make communication between schools, families and students easy and purposeful and that just can’t be done without buy-in from the families within your school community. We’ve compiled this list of help articles for the … Read More

Congratulations, Edsby!

Ashley BellomyNews

2021 is off to a great start for Edsby, the technology that powers Twine. Three different organizations have recently selected Edsby as the recipient of some of their highest honors.   Tech & Learning, an award-winning resource for professionals looking for ways to use technology to drive innovation in teaching and learning, expanded their annual Award of Excellence this year … Read More

What’s new in Twine for January 2021

Ashley BellomyNews, Product Features

We’re always looking for ways we can improve Twine to better serve our teachers, parents, students, and schools. We’re starting the new year off with some great new features and modifications to existing features based on user feedback. Launch Pad The launch pad (represented by the rocket icon in the navigation bar) currently links users to the online help option. … Read More

Simplify your end-of-term process with school management software

Ashley BellomySchool Management

With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably frantically working to wrap up things from the first semester and get things in order for winter break. Whether you are a teacher or administrator, this time of year can be stressful to say the least. While we don’t have a magic wand that will let you be in two places … Read More

For schools, timing is everything

Gary FalconLearning Management, School Management

So, you’ve decided the time has come to improve your systems:  giving your teachers great tools for parent communications; providing online classrooms to better support students; making it easy to collect attendance and generate report cards. Congrats! This is a big step toward improving your school. The next big decision: when to roll out the new system. Summer (June – … Read More

Edsby named Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool

Ashley BellomyNews

Edsby, Twine’s technology partner, was recently named Best Parent-Teacher/School Communication App or Tool of 2020 by The Edvocate, a U.S. education policy publication and advocacy group.  The 2020 Tech Edvocate Awards were chosen based on industry voting, which made up 20% of the award criteria, and by a edtech panel, which made up 80% of the award criteria. The panel … Read More

What’s New in Twine September 2020

Ashley BellomyNews, Product Features

Bringing in new features based on user feedback is an important step in our process at Twine. This fall, we’ve got several modifications and adjustments to tools that students, parents, and staff already know and love.  Class and Group Conversation and Notification Feed The Feed has been rejuvenated with a new look, making conversation simpler for everyone, and more accessible … Read More

Microschools vs. Pods and how to choose which is best for your students

Ashley BellomyLearning Management, School Management

With the education landscape undeniably changed this year, many parents and families are looking for innovative solutions for their children’s education. This has led to two small-school concepts growing in popularity: microschools and pods. Not sure what the differences are? Here’s the breakdown: Microschools These are typically single classroom schools, made up of fewer than 15 students of varying ages … Read More

Don’t let absences slow your students down

Ashley BellomyLearning Management

Students who miss class are at a disadvantage over those who are present. Or are they? With an LMS like Twine, teachers can post course content, helpful videos, extra practice assignments, classwork and homework for students to access from anywhere they can connect to the internet. While many schools use this ability to supplement classroom activities or roll out a … Read More

What different types of schools are there?

Ashley BellomySchool Management

Whether you’re starting a school now or thinking about something down the road, you’ve probably seen lots of different types of schools mentioned. Depending on the relationship with the public school system, the type of administration and the affiliations, schools can take many forms. Here is a guide to a few of the different classifications of schools and what makes … Read More