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Best Practices for Adopting Proficiency-Based Grading

Started Jun 20, 2014 0 Replies

Alma has released a new whitepaper to help schools that are considering adopting proficiency-based grading. The white paper explores the benefits of proficiency-based grading for teachers, parents…Continue

Tags: Education Technology, Edtech, White Paper, K12 Education, proficiency-based grading

Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oscar Marin May 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Studies suggest that teacher morale has a serious impact on student performance—schools where teachers are more satisfied with working conditions have higher achievement.To demonstrate the connection…Continue

Tags: infographic, k12 education, education leadership, teacher retention, teacher appreciation

Free SIS/LMS software for K-12 Schools

Started Mar 31, 2014 0 Replies

Alma recently launched its new SIS/LMS software system for K-12 schools. The platform consolidates school, classroom and information management into one simple, intuitive and secure cloud-based…Continue

Tags: leaders, K, 12, software, technology

New Practice Test Resource for Teachers and Students

Started Oct 7, 2013 0 Replies

Varsity Tutors recently released a free, online assessment system called Varsity Learning Tools. The resource offers over 10,000 assessment questions across more than 95 academic subjects and…Continue

Tags: tests, assessments, practice, free, resources

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Rebecca Howard commented on Oscar Marin's blog post Why Is the Playtime at Preschool Essential?
"Thanks for sharing, Oscar! I recently saw a TedTalk that MindShift shared on how free play can help kids avoid depression/anxiety, as well.  Here's a…"
Jul 1, 2014
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Jun 20, 2014
Rebecca Howard posted a discussion

Best Practices for Adopting Proficiency-Based Grading

Alma has released a new whitepaper to help schools that are considering adopting proficiency-based grading. The white paper explores the benefits of proficiency-based grading for teachers, parents and students; step-by-step guidance for implementing proficiency-based grading; practical implementation advice and examples from educators who have made the switch; and recommendations for effectively communicating the change to parents.Download the white paper here:…See More
Jun 20, 2014
Oscar Marin replied to Rebecca Howard's discussion Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention
"The best part depicted was the turn over and turn around study as mentioned in the header of the infographic. Teachers do make a hell lot of effort to get the best concept into the minds of students. Although the turnover may be less for them but…"
May 13, 2014
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Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention

Studies suggest that teacher morale has a serious impact on student performance—schools where teachers are more satisfied with working conditions have higher achievement.To demonstrate the connection between teacher engagement and retention—and how to boost teacher satisfaction—Alma, a free SIS/LMS platform for K-12 schools, recently release an infographic on the subject.View the full infographic here:…See More
May 6, 2014
Rebecca Howard replied to Emily Parker's discussion How do you think online learning is helping people around the world?
"Online learning might not be the best fit for every student, but I think the important benefits that it brings to the table is the level of personalization and flexibility. Allowing students to work at their own pace, at the time of day that best…"
Mar 31, 2014
Rebecca Howard posted a discussion

Free SIS/LMS software for K-12 Schools

Alma recently launched its new SIS/LMS software system for K-12 schools. The platform consolidates school, classroom and information management into one simple, intuitive and secure cloud-based system that minimizes busywork and improves efficiency. Alma’s core services—including more than 100 SIS/LMS features, gradebooks and parent/student portals—are available for free. The number of new customers will be limited to 500 schools in 2014 to ensure not only a great product, but great customer…See More
Mar 31, 2014
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Oct 19, 2013
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New Practice Test Resource for Teachers and Students

Varsity Tutors recently released a free, online assessment system called Varsity Learning Tools. The resource offers over 10,000 assessment questions across more than 95 academic subjects and standardized tests including AP, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and GED exams.The system enables teachers and students to assess performance and track academic progress over time. Users have access to robust analytics that include individual question analysis and explanation, percentile rankings, score…See More
Oct 7, 2013
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Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to prepare special…See More
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Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…

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5 Top Digital Teaching Tools for Educators

Technology runs almost every area of our lives in various forms. We embrace technology not only at home, at work but even in schools. Incorporating new technologies into the classroom is the latest trend in this digital age. Thus, many educators have evolved their practice and now using new teaching style to promote good…See More
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The AEE Circle (Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle) is a professional learning community (PLC) and sharing network of 340 educators, teachers, supporters and Aboriginal elders and leaders who gather to share resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians into school curriculum. This Educator's PLN group is for educators and support…See More
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Keys to Change Leadership

Leading change to help school practitioners embrace not only technology in teaching but in assessment, grading, and outcomes can be a challenge. Systemic, meaningful change from an environment of rote learning to the collaborative nature in a 1:1 environment can be met with resistance. With his experience as an implementation change agent, Dr. Dillon served as coach, mentor and guide for school leaders and School Improvement Teams embarking on this change.As the picture of how to best support…See More
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I thought I'd eventually be out of a job.

I ask a student to attach a file to an email and I get a blank stare.I tell the class to open a new tab so they have two websites open at the same time and I have to show them how to do that a few times.I assume that since they are growing up with technology they naturally know how to use it, but I am shown on a daily basis that this is not the case. They know how to get to their game website and play till their eyeballs fall out, but when I ask them to find a file they created yesterday, they…See More
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"“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela"
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