Tag Archives: classroom management

Collect School and Student Data with TRAIN

9 Apr

unnamedSchools and districts looking to change the way they collect data on school climate and student behavior will want to check out TRAIN.  This mobile tool is designed for school-wide data collection, analysis, and communication.  With dedicated iOS and Android apps, teachers and school leaders can collect data easily, in real time.  This includes information on student behavior and school disruptions.

Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 4.53.02 PMWith easy setup and quick data input schools are using TRAIN to review information on the go to make decisions for their school.  Teachers and school leaders can access detailed reports that make it easy to review and share data.  This platform is simple yet customizable so teachers can add details to student reports without dedicating extra time or energy.

Learn more about TRAIN and sign up to pilot this program in you school or classroom by visiting their website!

 

LiveSchool Reward System for Students

2 Mar
unnamed-1If you’re looking to improve student buy-in and classroom culture, you’ll want to check out LiveSchool.  This free and simple tool lets users track, motivate, and reward student behavior and participation.
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LiveSchool is perfect for individuals or teams of teachers looking to seamlessly unnamedmanage student behavior between multiple classes. Teachers can create custom behavior rubrics that allow students to earn points toward a weekly “paycheck” report that can be used to establish engaging incentives. Using almost any smartphone, tablet, desktop, or smartboard, teachers and administrators can award points, leave and view comments from other teachers, and share with parents.
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Develop a culture of achievement and feedback that truly engages students with LiveSchool.  Learn more by visiting their website!
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All-in-One App from ClassDojo: Connects Teachers, Parents, and Students

15 Jan

2015-01---Refreshed-ClassDojoClassDojo has been featured on my site a handful of times the past few years because I think it is a truly transformative tool for educators.  They’ve released a brand new update that takes all of its fantastic features to the next level. The new app is available on both iOS and Android devices and includes tailored views for teachers, students and parents – one app, three ways.  Teachers get a view of their students and parents and parents see their child’s progress and can message with teachers.  Students can keep up with their progress in real­time.

With enhanced messaging capabilities, ClassDojo Messaging lets teachers and parents communicate safely, securely and instantly.  Teachers can message all parents, or just one at a time. In addition to text messages, teachers and parents can stay in touch easily with Voice Notes so teachers can record and send a message home without the need for a phone call. Teachers can also send parents messages with fun ClassDojo­ branded stickers, too.  ClassDojo Photos lets teachers share photos of fun classroom moments, projects and documents in right away to parents, straight from the ClassDojo app.  This refreshed ClassDojo app is about building the relationships that matter the most: teachers with students, teachers with parents, and parents with students!

Visit ClassDojo’s website to learn more and download the app today to get started!

ChoreMonster for Classroom Cleanup

29 Nov

Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.08.23 AMscreen480x480Designed for families looking to keep their home tidy, the ChoreMonster app for iPads can also be used for classroom cleanup.  It awards points and rewards children for completing different tasks.  If you are looking to motivate younger students after center time or keep track of students performing jobs in your classroom, ChoreMonster is sure to come in handy.

This app works with just one iPad or can be set up for students in a one-to-one environment.  It’s completely free to download and doesn’t have any in app purchases.

Pave the Way with ClassDojo!

5 Sep

Screen Shot 2014-08-30 at 9.10.45 AMClassDojo is a fantastic management tool that can truly transform student behavior in your classroom.  Their mission is to help teachers improve behavior quickly and easily.  Teachers can use ClassDojo’s website or one of their mobile apps to capture and generate data on behavior that can be shared with par
ents and administrators.

Each student will have their own monster avatar and teachers can award feedback points for behavior in class in real-time.  Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer one click is all it takes to record behavior data.  Kids can receive instant notifications and teachers can share reports with families.  ClassDojo Messaging is another cool feature you’ll want to check out.  It lets teachers communicate with parents quickly and easily – straight from a mobile device.

I’m so excited to announce the launch of a brand new video that shows ClassDojo in action!  Listen to these stories and see the benefits of this customizable classroom tool:

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Visit ClassDojo’s website to learn more and check out their teacher community for more stories!

 

 

Kibbtz.com for Student Behavior Data

17 Aug
imageKibbtz.com gives teachers the power to manage their classroom in a fun and easy way.  This platform automatically collects the data educators need to support students.  Created by a former teacher, Kibbitz allows teachers and school administrators to make behavioral support decisions based on data. It keeps track of data on student behavior – both positive and negative.
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With Kibbtz teachers can quickly build reports for conferences and team meetings that address student performance by having meaningful data on student behavior.  This platform works for individual classroom teachers or in schools where students are serviced by a variety of educators.  Teachers have the option of adding notes when they enter different behavior, and there are tools built in to make sure there is a balance of positive reinforcement.
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Kibbtz is free for teachers and optimized for mobile devices, and they’re even offering weekly prizes for their active users.  Check out their website and blog for more updates and teacher tips for using Kibbtz in the classroom!

 

Completely FREE Management App for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

11 Aug

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 8.53.39 PMOtus is a terrific management tool for teachers in one-to-one classrooms who want an easy way to keep track of student work, provide opportunities for collaboration, and so much more.  I’ve had the opportunity to share Otus with my readers and webinar attendees and want to highlight one of the fantastic aspects of this powerful app – Otus is completely FREE for students and teachers.

With Otus teachers can keep track of participation, send notes to students, and take attendance.  They can also recognize student behavior by awarding points and group students.  The bookshelf feature lets teachers organize folders of resources to share with students – this can be done for whole class, individual, or create groups of students.  Otus gives teachers the power to create, assign, and grade assessments.  It is also simple to share these assessments with colleagues who may wish to use the same one or modify it for their students.
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Share AssessmentIn my work curating resources for teachers I’ve come across plenty of great products that have some features for free and others that ask users to sign up for a subscription.  Otus is a social enterpriseIts mission is to level the playing field by making technology easy-to-use and more affordable for all school districts. This business model means that Otus will always be free with no advertising or sales.  It’s hard to believe it but they have the funding to provide this resource to teachers completely FREE!

Visit their website to learn more!

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