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Busy week? Catch up with your reading over the weekend with a quick round up from us, plus our favorite educational stories from the week. FreshGrade News: Here at FreshGrade, we made an exciting announcement, shared 51 Ways to Use FreshGrade, celebrated champion Sarah Rich, and announced an upcoming webinar series. Elsewhere: As we approach the […]

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At FreshGrade, we think that all teachers are superheroes, and we love celebrating their achievements. This week we are excited to profile another award-winning FreshGrade Champion, Sarah Rich. Sarah is a 2nd Grade teacher and a founding faculty member at Paul Cuffee Charter School, Rhode Island. She has recently received NBC10’s Golden Apple award for […]

Freshgradelogo Blog

FreshGrade is a great tool for all kinds of different use cases from communicating student learning, to parent engagement or formative assessment. In our guide 51 Ways to Use FreshGrade you’ll find ways to: Build a Student Growth Mindset Engage Parents Enhance Learning Outcomes And more! We know there are 100s of ways to use FreshGrade and we […]

Teamphoto Blog

We are excited and proud to announce the closing of our Series A funding round led by Relay Ventures who are joined by returning investors Reach Capital, Accel Partners, and Emerson Collective. At FreshGrade, we are part of something bigger than ourselves and are working to address the challenges facing educators in the 21st-century. We are proud to be […]

Star Wars Pancakes

Busy week? Catch up with your reading over the weekend with FreshGrade’s favorite educational stories from the week. Missed Star Wars day? It’s never too late to teach with the force. On this blog, you’ll find 15 resources from how to manage your classroom like a Jedi, to teaching math with Star Wars infographics. It […]

Childatdesk Blog

In my previous post, A Teacher’s Journey to a No Grades Classroom, I talked about turning my classroom into what I later called a Results Only Learning Environment (ROLE). Using technology helped me rebuild myself as a teacher and reimagine teaching and learning in my classroom, but the journey was not without challenges. Transitioning away from […]

Two self-reflection prompt posters

In my previous blog posts, I discussed Reflecting on Learning with Digital Portfolios and shared 4 Tips for Getting Started With Student Self-Reflections. My Grade Seven students are not yet at stage where they can be asked to just reflect. They need guiding questions to tease out an authentic reflection. With this in mind, I’ve […]

Boywithipad Blog

In my previous post, Reflecting on Learning with Digital Profiles, I talked about the benefits of self-reflection. Practiced regularly, reflecting on their learning journey allows students to celebrate areas of strength, address areas of weakness and to set learning goals for themselves. When students are prompted to think about their learning, the focus shifts towards the […]

Girlwithipad Blog

In the past, I’ve found it challenging to have meaningful conversations with students about their learning. Typically, I would grade a stack of paper assignments by writing comments, filling out a rubric and assigning a numerical score. All too often, students would glance at the score and then shove the assignment in their desk, especially […]

Freshgrade Digital Porfolios Matt

“So, who is Sneezy?” I asked my daughter, a first grader at an elementary school in which I am also the principal. “It’s a water bottle with a face on it.” she replied. This was obvious, having viewed the picture of Sneezy posted in her digital portfolio by her teacher via FreshGrade. I kept pressing, […]

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