Transitioning to online learning for your private school

Ashley BellomyBlended Learning, Learning Management

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Last updated: 3/16/2020 With COVID-19 concerns looming, many schools and school districts are looking for ways to move to online learning to support efforts to limit social interactions and the spread of disease, while not creating a disruption to students’ academic pursuits. To that end, we’ve developed this guide to help schools implement online learning. Getting students connected  Infrastructure is … Read More

Digital portfolios are a win-win-win for your school

Gary FalconLearning Management, Product Features

With the school year getting underway, many of your teachers are probably starting to think about the long-term progress they hope to see their students make this year. Over the course of a school-year, students produce large quantities of work, and compiling this work is great for demonstrating student growth, as well as allowing teachers using alternative grading systems to … Read More

Give your teachers and faculty a whole-student view

Gary FalconLearning Management, School Management

One of the things that is so important in education is consistency and continuity in how students are taught. Each year, teachers and staff make connections with students, learn their strengths and weaknesses, and find novel ways to reach that particular student. But, in many cases, the next year teachers start from scratch, almost negating the work the previous teacher … Read More

Simplify your school’s clubs and organizations with this tool

Gary FalconLearning Management, Product Features, School Management

With only a few more weeks left until school starts, you’re probably starting to think about how to make this year run more smoothly than the last. Outside of their regular teaching duties, one area your teachers can focus on is dealing with student clubs and organizations. As it stands, in most schools, students join a club or organization at … Read More

Gradebooks and report cards and transcripts, oh my

Gary FalconLearning Management, Product Features, School Management

These tools are so fundamental – and seem so straight-forward. Yet too often schools spend countless hours compiling grades, filling out spreadsheets and forms, building report cards in Word or Excel, and having no insight into overall school performance until the end of the term when often it is too late to intervene.  What if there were a better way?  … Read More

Simplify teacher evaluations with an LMS

Gary FalconLearning Management, School Management

Evaluation season is here! Yes, it is that time already – the time where you frantically take notes while teachers demonstrate their teaching ability in one or two class periods. Days, weeks, even months blur together in a sea of paperwork and classroom visits and you begin to question how many teachers your school really employs.  Okay, maybe there is … Read More

Why your students have no digital life

Gary FalconLearning Management, School Management

The youngest generation — today’s school-aged children — has never existed in a world without easily accessible internet access at their fingertips. In fact, the iPhone has been around longer than most 6th graders. Using devices as a primary means to stay in touch with friends, explore interests, for music and entertainment, and to know what is happening in the world … Read More

What is better than social media for school communications?

Gary FalconLearning Management, Product Features

Want to incorporate social media into your classroom, but have reservations about sharing your personal life with your students? You’re not alone. We recently wrote about a new study that demonstrated several benefits to teachers and students interacting in online social environments. The study found improved student-teacher relationships, increased academic motivation and performance, and positive impact to student resilience, empowerment, and commitment. … Read More