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4 Tips for Wrapping Up the School Year

Posted by Amy Daly on May 24, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

We know how hard teachers and administrators work right up until the very end of the school year.  As you start to wrap things up, we wanted to share a few tips to make life in the classroom a little easier for your last few weeks of school, and set you up for the best school year ever in the fall!

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Data-Driven Decision Making in the Era of Accountability

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on May 19, 2016

Topics: Student Information Systems, K-12 Education, Education Technology

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed as a U.S. law for K-12 public education. While this law replaced the unpopular No Child Left Behind Act to modify the federal government’s involvement in elementary and secondary education, the ESSA still includes provisions of annual standardized testing.

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Chalkable Customer Success Story: Sylacauga City Schools and Professional Learning

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on May 12, 2016

Topics: Chalkable Customer Success Stories, K-12 Education, Education Technology

In today’s Customer Success Story we are showcasing Sylacauga City Schools in Sylacauga, Alabama.

”The mission of the Sylacauga City Schools, in partnership with families and the community, is to prepare graduates who are ready for college, career, and community success.”

- Sylacauga City Schools

To ensure this success, Sylacauga City Schools start at the early levels of elementary and middle schools. Specifically, in the last year, Sylacauga City identified a need for attention on the district’s math scores for ASPIRE testing. Across the district, math scores were low and schools were searching for a solution.

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Infographic: The Benefits of a Learning Management System

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on May 10, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Learning Management System (LMS) can be extraordinarily beneficial to enhancing a learning experience whether it be in a professional or educational environment. Today we will focus on the benefits an LMS can bring to education and technology-infused classrooms.

To perfectly summarize all of those benefits that LMS has to offer, we found a great infographic shared by eLearning Industry and Learnbase!

The graphic below will give you a guide for what is most important to look for when choosing an LMS. While most know that instituting Learning Management Systems 

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Infographic: The 6Cs of 21st Century Education

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on May 05, 2016

Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Back in March, we took a deep dive into the well-known 4Cs of 21st century education. We discussed how critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, have evolved with digital learning.

The most exciting part was that we introduced a fifth C, connections, that would connect the original four together by opening a dialogue with students to encourage a thriving, positive school culture while mastering each C.

But as our knowledgeable professional development coaches traveled to many K-12 schools over the last couple of months, we discovered that there is an important C that no one else has had yet to uncover.

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