Ideas + Tips: In the Classroom

FreshGrade's Blog: How to Choose A Digital Portfolio for your classroom
Article written by: Gerard Dawson The options for teachers and school leaders when it comes to digital portfolios have advanced significantly over the last few years. To make the right choice, it’s important to understand exactly what you’ll need to do with the digital portfolio tool, and what your educational goals are for using digital [...]
FreshGrade's Blog: How to Make Learning Visible in your Classroom
Article written by: Cari Wilson How can you make learning visible in your classroom? John Hattie's book 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning: Teaching for Success lays out clearly how you can make learning in your Classroom visible. John Hattie's 10 Mindframes: I am an evaluator of my impact on student learning I see assessment as [...]
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We recently had a chance to sit down with Gaila, a Grade 9 and Grade 10 teacher, and Jo, an Associate Principal from the Hillsboro Independent School District, Texas. They spoke with us about how FreshGrade makes a positive contribution to students’ learning. Going Paperless Most districts in Texas are still paper-oriented in their approach […]

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Christopher Yuen, Principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, in Kamloops, British Columbia (OLPH), recently shared his experience of using FreshGrade on both a professional and personal basis. How FreshGrade Improves Ownership and Parent Engagement In education, there are always areas of improvement to track students’ learning effectively, detect barriers to academic success, and […]

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Help parents engage in their child’s learning with a free printable handout of 17 parent conversation starters. We know that students perform better at school when their parents are actively involved in their education. Encouraging parents to comment on their child’s digital portfolio is a great way to reinforce learning and increase growth. Through ongoing […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “I can’t sit back and repeat the same stale lessons year after year because it’s tradition. My students deserve more.” AJ Bianco describes why taking risks in the classroom pays off for both students and teachers. Some educators […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Teachers are charged with preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist. What we know is that these jobs will heavily involve coding, artificial intelligence and iterating on user experiences.” Claire Cummings shares how a local tech […]

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No teacher today questions the importance of critical thinking as a focus for teaching. Likewise, problem-solving. No surprise then that problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning play an increasing role in the kinds of learning tasks that teachers set for their students. Yet it is only a small minority of the teachers I meet who feel […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: What’s right with schools? Connecticut’s teacher of the year, Erin Berthold weighs in. From articulating goals to creating pride in student work, Edsurge shares the 4 keys to conducting personalized learning like a maestro. How do you teach […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: The maker movement has provided many teachers and students opportunities to invite creativity back into the classroom, but it’s not all plain sailing. Getting Smart share 5 ways to overcome the challenges of implementing genius hour. Susannah […]

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