Ideas + Tips: In the Classroom

A blog post by freshgrade on why student self reflection is important
Student self-assessment and self reflection are processes that can be utilized to help students learn today—and also to become lifelong learners. As an ongoing practice, self-assessment & reflection help students learn more about their own strengths and challenges. It also helps teachers adapt to student needs because we can better understand how individual students learn. [...]
Focus on Professional development for teachers this new years by taking freshgrade courses in our professional learning network!
This time of year, we race to get report cards done, organize end-of-year events, and communicate with parents. We’re masters of making sure our students, parents, colleagues, and administrators have what they need to successfully close the year and take a well-deserved break. And once the last day of class before the holiday break rolls [...]
Freshgrade's blog on how to show acts of kindness in the classroom
The holiday season is a perfect time to build a sense of community and purpose in your classroom. Every act of kindness is an opportunity to show your students that small things matter, even if they’re random acts of kindness. We’ve put together a few ideas your whole class can get involved with to make [...]
Increasing Parent Engagement with FreshGrade Next and offering resources for parents
We are pleased to announce some very exciting updates coming soon to FreshGrade. These updates include easy workflows, an improved gradebook, new parent and student functionality, and so much more! We asked teacher Kathy Rogers what excites her most about the Next Generation of FreshGrade and this is what she said: We know that students [...]
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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