Run your school more smoothly with these new features from Twine

Gary FalconProduct Features

One of the things we enjoy most at Twine is being able to talk to customers about their problems and needs and implement new features to help them better run their school, eliminate unnecessary stress and work, and improve learning and communication. Today, we’re announcing just that – new features based on the wants and needs of real teachers and … Read More

Make applications and admissions easy and seamless

Gary FalconProduct Features

One of the most important processes you’ll create as you open your new school is taking applications from, and admitting, new students. As we talked about in our guide to starting a new school, students are the backbone of your school – they’re the reason you’ve undertaken this task, right? So, how do you handle the (hopefully) huge interest in your … Read More

New group types to help learning and operations at your school

Gary FalconProduct Features

As you might have seen in previous blogs, groups are a great feature of Twine that allow teachers, students, parents, and staff to work together, plan, and discuss based on any group or organization you can think up. This fall, we’ve introduced three new types of groups to help schools and families get even more from Twine. Professional Development Groups — … Read More

Make the jump from website to full LMS with Twine

Gary FalconProduct Features

As you get closer to opening your new school, you might be wondering at what point you need more than just a website for your potential students. Maybe you want teachers to begin to plan blended learning initiatives, or you’d like students to research and plan for the clubs and activities they want to be involved in and be able … Read More

Documenting student learning is now easier than ever

Gary FalconProduct Features

One of the most popular features of Twine is the ability to provide evidence of learning using nontraditional assessments. Not sure how evidence of learning works? Imagine this for a moment: You’re making your way around the classroom, looking over student work and talking with each student about the book they’ve just finished reading. Some students are drawing storyboards to … Read More

New tools to help your teachers better present content and track progress

Gary FalconProduct Features

Whether you’re looking to expand a blended learning initiative or just make course materials more accessible for your students, having a learning management system is a great way to get students active and working on course work from anywhere they have the internet. With Twine’s new Course Builder functionality, doing this is now easier than ever. Teachers can easily create … Read More

Beat the report card blues with Twine

Gary FalconProduct Features

It is hard to believe that the end of the first grading period is almost upon us. The school year is nearly a quarter of the way over and it is time to start thinking about sending out the first set of report cards for the year. If that thought sends a chill down your spine, maybe it is time … 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

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