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ELECTION DAY POLL: Which PBS Rewards are Most Effective?

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on November 08, 2016

Topics: Positive Reinforcement, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Since it is Election Day, we thought you all wouldn't mind casting your vote in one more poll...

Learning Earnings is an incentive and positive reinforcement platform committed to supporting teachers and motivating students. Fun prizes reinforce good behavior. But which are the most effective?

You tell us!


A Parent’s Perspective on EdTech and Learning

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on November 03, 2016

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

We often frame our blog posts around the importance of teachers and administrators joining the edtech train. But, it is also true that students will not enjoy the full benefits of what is taught in the classroom unless what they are taught is also reflected at home.


5 Ways to Instill Better Test Studying Skills for Your Students

Posted by Sarah Renner-Pugh on November 01, 2016

Topics: K-12 Education, Education Technology

According to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics, 66 percent of students leave college for non-financial reasons, despite the staggering costs.

Daniel Willingham, a cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, suggests that “most students have never been taught how to study and the strategies they devise on their own don’t work.” His research over the last 15 years has focused on education and how cognitive science can influence how we teach and how students learn.

How many students have you encountered who only reread their notes or highlighted passages to study for a big test? Often students repeat the information without absorbing the facts.


It’s Halloween: Tell Us Your Spooky School Stories!

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on October 27, 2016

Topics: K-12 Education

This weekend is Halloween! Which for the United States means candy, candy corn, crazy costumes, and a chance to hear from YOU about your favorite tricky, funny, scary stories straight from your classroom!

Has your student ever made a monumental mess in your classroom during art class? Did you clean out the locker room one day and find a mouse?! Or maybe your whole school’s power went out on Friday the 13th?

We want to hear from you! Share with us on social media using the hashtag #SpookySchoolStories.


Chalkable Announcements: Chalkable Joins PowerSchool Family to Increase Value to Customers

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on October 25, 2016

Topics: K-12 Education, Chalkable Announcements, Education Technology

Last week we had the pleasure to publicly announce that Chalkable has been acquired by PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions.

Specifically, Chalkable’s Positive Reinforcement System, Learning Earnings, will help differentiate PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom Platform to provide a single unified experience for teachers, students, and parents. This will better empower teachers, administrators, district leaders, and students to improve school culture.