How one Ontario school doubled enrollment and managed the pandemic with Twine

Ashley BellomyCase Study

In 2019, St. Thomas Community Christian School (STCCS) was faced with a challenge. Another local private school was closing its doors, and many of the students were signing up to join their school. This would, in effect, double the amount of enrolled students and create some logistical challenges for the administration, including Amanda Luth, the school’s executive assistant. “We were … Read More

How Twine helped one Ontario school build community, even during a pandemic

Ashley BellomyCase Study

When Maureen Jarvis, principal of King Christian School, rolled out Twine in January 2020, she was just looking for a way to expand access to the school’s data to better serve their students. They had been working with an internal data management system that was accessible only to the school’s office administrator, meaning one person was responsible for maintaining and … Read More

How New Life Academy tackled administrative tasks and increased student enrollment 50% in their first year with Twine

Ashley BellomyCase Study

At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Aldon Shanklin opened the doors to New Life Academy for the first time and welcomed his small group of 25 K-5 scholars.  After months of making preparations for opening a new school in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring the safety of their students and working with the state to … Read More

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