Written by Dina Kachintseva, Classroom Software Engineer and Felix Wang, User Experience Designer
As any teacher would tell you, the classroom isn’t the only place where learning happens — it’s just the tip of the iceberg. From parents who help students with homework, to extracurriculars, field trips and more, there are so many ways students can learn beyond the walls of the classroom. This is why today we’re announcing new features to help teachers inspire learning for students, regardless of place or time.
The state’s largest grant-writing company will take part in all of CALSA’s major annual events
(Sacramento, CA) August 17, 2016 — The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) today announced California Consulting, LLC as an Oro sponsor. California Consulting is the largest grant-writing company in the state, with clients from Northern California to San Diego. Since 2004, California Consulting’s grant writers have written more than 720 competitive federal, state, and private foundation grant applications that have been awarded for clients.
Platform provides tools for teachers, students, and administrators to use data to
understand how students learn
Toronto, ON, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – Today Edusight, one of Canada's fastest-growing education technology platforms for students, teachers and administrators, launched Edusight Magic, a collaborative and customizable analytics service that enables K-12 school districts to use data to understand and inform how students learn. Edusight’s platform, available on the web and for iOS, is free for individual teachers to use, and has helped over 6,500 K-12 teachers document the learning of over 100,000 students through the web-based gradebook and portfolio tool.
TalkingPoints Launches School-Wide Platform for Parental Engagement, Collaborative Case Studies and Shared Student Analytics
Proven to increase parental engagement up to 30%, TalkingPoints for Schools empowers teachers and parents to communicate regardless of language barriers
SAN FRANCISCO - (August 16, 2016) - Parental engagement is twice as likely to influence a student’s long term success than a family’s socioeconomic status. Yet this has been an insurmountable challenge for the thousands of teachers who interact with parents who do not speak English or do not have ready access to technology.
Educators can now use the interactive digital library to create, distribute, assess, and track personalized quizzes, tests, and homework assignments
(NEW YORK, NY) August 16, 2016 – Kids Discover, a leading provider of dynamic, engaging science and social studies curriculum, today announced that its interactive digital library, Kids Discover Online, now includes custom assessment capabilities. Kids Discover Online enables educators to mix and match material from science and social studies to facilitate students’ exploration of big ideas through cross-curricular learning.
The newly added Assessments tool gives educators full control to create, distribute, and assess custom quizzes, tests, and homework assignments directly within the platform.
With Millions of Apps to Choose From, How Do Parents and Educators Find Apps That Pass the Test?
NEW YORK, N.Y., August 11, 2016 -- it's back-to-school time and as parents prepare to send their children off to school, there are a few things they can do to help prepare them for the new school year. One of those is having children use educational apps to learn new skills and brush up on old ones. But which apps are best? Which have been tried, tested, reviewed and proven to help children?
As coined by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a nonprofit literacy and digital media research organization, it is truly the "Digital Wild West" in the app world with millions of apps to choose from and more than 100,000 labeled as “educational.” But one app, Learn With Homer, the #1 Learn-to-Read app, is one of the few that has been proven in a double-blind study to help children learn to read and increases their proficiency by 74 percent in six short weeks.
Chrome app makes teaching easier in the 1:1 Chromebook classroom
PORTLAND, Ore. (August 9, 2016) – Netop, the worldwide leader in classroom management software, today announced the release of the Vision Classroom Management app for Chromebooks, a simple solution to manage a classroom full of Chromebooks. For teachers who wish they had an extra pair of eyes in the classroom, Vision for Chromebooks provides real time views of every student screen right on the teacher’s computer.
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