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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 […]

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“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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When I began my career as a classroom teacher nearly 25 years ago, I was convinced that teaching was about lecture, worksheets, homework, tests, and grades; back then, I thought “grades” was a synonym for “assessment.” What I learned in my pre-service days was that most educators believed that assessment was just about math. Students […]

Sheets of FreshGrade Sticker Badges

Do your students love stickers as much as we do? We worked with some of our FreshGrade Champions to create some student recognition sticker sheets. Based on what we heard from teachers and leaders, we designed eight different sticker sheets. There are two each for K-3, 4-7, 8-12, and two that promote 21st-Century teaching methods […]

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Every second Tuesday, leading educators host a conversation on Twitter about how to enable the evolution of education, using the hashtag #FGChat. [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “FreshGrade Chat: Organizing Digital Portfolios” on Storify</a>]  

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FreshGrade is fortunate to be working with top educators the world over. We’ve recently launched our Champion program and we are excited to profile one of our earliest Champions, Wanny Hersey. Wanny is a great example of a leader who is enabling the future of education. She is the founding Superintendent/Principal of Bullis Charter School […]

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The FreshGrade Champion Program is a great way for leaders, educators, students, and parents to demonstrate their expertise and empower their peers in the evolution of education. We are looking for passionate flag-bearers who want to share the benefits of using FreshGrade! Champions are key members of the FreshGrade team, who advocate for our apps and […]

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It’s springtime and it’s time to freshen up FreshGrade for Teachers. The team has been working hard on a major update for iOS, and we are pleased to announce that it’s available to download today from the App Store. Good news for iPad users — we’ve added Gradebook to our FreshGrade for Teachers iPad App. […]


FreshGrade talks with Darren Massa, middle school science teacher, Google Certified Innovator, CUE Lead Learner, and technology champion. FreshGrade: Let’s start off by talking about technology in the classroom. As your school’s tech coordinator, what are your technology “must-haves”? Tell us a bit about your set up. Darren: We’ve switched to TVs in the classroom rather than […]

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CUE is a nonprofit educational organization that inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. When it was founded in 1978, it was known as Computer Using Educators, but now “everybody uses computers now, so it’s now, just CUE,” as one CUE leader tells me. At […]


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