Also, important to YRDSB were purpose-built K-12 group collaboration features. These capabilities enable staff professional development, collaborative learning communities, project-based learning, support for extra-curricular groups such as teams and clubs, and parent-staff collaboration for parent school councils and volunteer groups.
“Our district saw the need to provide our stakeholders with modern cloud-based tools that allow for collaboration and personalization of learning while supporting the wide range of mobile devices and computers in use by our students, staff and families,” said Paulla Bennett, YRDSB Chief Information Officer. “Edsby provides this in a way that aligns with our focus on privacy, security and equity, and in a way that is very easy to use, as it is modeled after familiar popular social media systems and available via web browser or free mobile apps.”
“Edsby has been specifically designed to bring the latest in highly scalable cloud, mobile and ‘big data’ technologies to K-12 learning organizations in a way that supports each organization’s unique practices, and that leverages existing systems already in place,” said John Myers, President of Edsby. “We’re delighted York Region District School Board has selected Edsby to play a key part in the implementation of its strategic vision for technology usage, and we’re excited to have the first wave of York Region schools already up and engaging in Edsby.”
Many other districts in the area have adopted Edsby. In 2015, Greater Essex District School Board selected Edsby for its teachers and 35,000 students and their parents. Additionally, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board selected Edsby for deployment to its 34,000 students and their parents. And this summer, Edsby was adopted by the 10,000-student Near North District School Board and 9,400-student Algoma District School Board.
Edsby is an award-winning SaaS platform built to improve school districts, regions and national governments’ K-12 digital transformation and their student, teacher and parent engagement. Edsby engages students, parents and teachers on all of their devices. It enables personalized learning experiences and gives school districts, states and provinces or national governments powerful new ways to facilitate their digital transformations. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for 30 years using latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc. To learn more about Edsby, please visit http://edsby.com/.