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FreshGrade Connect makes success easy with all the tools that teachers, students and families need for remote and/or in-class work. We’ve looked at some best practices of remote teaching and compiled some of them here—plus specific ways that FreshGrade Connect will help you, your students, and families find success with asynchronous online learning, synchronous online […]

Increased demands on teachers call for high-impact practices that empower and engage students in all new ways. In FreshGrade Connect, the world’s most powerful portfolio is built for meaningful student reflection no matter if you’re teaching remotely, in the class, or both. Student reflection on their learning experiences is referred to by some educational researchers […]

A lot of teachers are talking about how to navigate this new hybrid model of teaching; partly remote, and partly in the classroom, and a lot of asynchronous teaching and learning. In the absence of a common best-practice template, this McKinsey article has some interesting considerations. At FreshGrade, we don’t have all the answers, […]

. “With FreshGrade, teachers now have the tools they need to provide immediate feedback to students as they are learning“ DAMIAN COOPER, CANADA . Student-centered digital portfolios have been attracting attention over the past few years, but with our current, changing educational landscape, they’re valuable because they’re flexible for remote or/and in-class teaching and learning. […]

Remote, in-class, or both, it’s important that teachers have the tools and opportunities to assess what students are learning—and that students have the tools and opportunities to make their learning visible. Assessment practices might look a bit different than they did at the beginning of the last school year, but the goal of meaningful educational […]

This year, perhaps more than ever before, teachers need all the right tools—FREE, easy-to-use and powerful tools—to encourage parent engagement. Better academic achievement is only one of the positive outcomes when parents engage in learning. Increased student confidence and motivation for learning are also big benefits.  Whether you’re in the classroom or teaching remotely, it’s […]

FreshGrade Connect helps students express their learning in a multitude of different ways—from anywhere. Teachers know there’s usually not one, single right answer to a problem, and also that individual students need individual ways to work and upload their learning. In fact, research shows that students learn best when they are given a variety of […]

Connection matters, and we’ve been working hard to fully integrate a multitude of meaningful connection points for learning communities in the NEW FreshGrade Connect platform. Last week we posted a blog that highlighted some of the reasons FreshGrade has been focused on delivering teachers, students, and families the most powerful student portfolios in the world. […]

Introducing powerful portfolios designed with connection in mind Connection helps us thrive  It’s a human truth: Connection helps us thrive. A Stanford article that highlights the overall health benefits of feeling connected says, “strong social connection can strengthen the immune system, helps people recover from disease faster, and can lower levels of anxiety and depression.” Unfortunately, the [...]
Tips for teachers, students, and families who want a head start on their school-year prep, no matter if teaching and learning is happening remotely, in the classroom, or both. Plan your workspace(s) In the middle of the last school year, many people had to quickly create makeshift work spaces. During the summer, with a bit [...]



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