Parents getting involved

FreshGrade's Blog about Boosting Parent Engagement with Digital Portfolios
Teachers have long understood how parental engagement helps students perform better in school. At the same time, families are often hungry for information about what is happening in their child’s classroom. But even as schools work hard to encourage parent engagement, families have continued to feel disconnected from their child’s educational experience. Schools are turning [...]
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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. From teacher innovation to parent engagement, here are the stories we’ve been reading in the past seven days. Dr. Cederick Ellis talks to EdSurge about the four steps he took to catalyze change and support teacher innovation within a strict state accountability system. How do we bridge the cultural divide […]

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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 New York Times shares some great tips and apps for helping parents to preserve “refrigerator-door masterpieces.” “The skills I was building back then were valuable—for life and, who knows, potentially a career. My hope now for […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Rather than trying to choose between high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech, parents and teachers should be searching for activities that will engage children in creative thinking and creative expression.” Mitchel Resnick discusses how parents should focus on maximizing kids’ […]

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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 benefits of project-based learning are well documented, but even the best-designed projects can lose student’s interest. Sheldon Soper looks at how to make PBL authentic and engaging. Would you grade parent engagement? One of the largest […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: More than 21,000 educators and education providers attended this year's ISTE Conference & Expo in San Antonio. SmartBrief shares their eight takeaways from the show including four things we need to stop doing in education and insights from [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Family engagement is a key factor in students’ success and has shown to boost grades, attendance, literacy acquisition, and more. Read Elizabeth Breese’s tips on how to reduce barriers between families and schools. Current global events have […]

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When my son, Chris, secured a job with a movie and TV special effects company last year, I said to him, “I guess your good grades in college got you the job, right?” “Sure, Dad,” Chris replied sarcastically. “This is what got me the job!” And Chris held up his SmartPhone to show me his [...]
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