FreshGrade Blog

Woman using the FreshGrade Gradebook on iPad

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 […]

Volunteer at CUE

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 […]

Independent Learning

Mark Barnes interviews Sarah Donovan, Ph.D., a high school teacher from Illinois, adjunct professor at DePaul University, and author of the book Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms: Rhetoric, Witnessing, and Social Action in a Time of Standards and Accountability. Mark: Hey Sarah, good to talk to you today. I know you’re an educator […]

FreshGrade Product awarded with Edtech Digest Cool Tool Award 2016

FreshGrade, one of the fastest growing education platforms for teachers, parents, and students, has been voted the best Parent/Student Solution. The EdTech Digest Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. FreshGrade also received a nomination in the Personalized Learning Solution category and Parent/Student Solution category […]

FreshGrade is now available on Android, Download from the Google Play Store!

We have had a lot of requests from educators for FreshGrade on Android, and we are excited to announce that it is now available to download from Google Play. Now teachers can now quickly and easily capture artifacts of student learning as it happens using their Android devices. Upload pictures, videos, audio recordings, and notes, […]

Smiling parents looking at a report on an iPad

For how many parents does the November report card come as a shock? As I tell teachers in workshops, “Any report card that comes as a surprise to a parent is a bad report card.” The problem of the surprise report card is a function of teachers and parents seeing students’ grades as the primary […]

Outdoor steel sculpture in the shape of a pi symbol

March 14th (3.14) is celebrated internationally as Pi Day. It’s also the renowned scientist, Albert Einstein’s birthday!  At schools across the world, the number is most often used for calculating geometry problems, such as the area of a circle: A = πr2, or the volume of a cylinder: V = πr2h. However, this is just scraping […]

Teacher taking notes at desk

Education is rife with hot-button topics — you know, issues that polarize teachers, parents, and school leaders. Most of these topics have clearly-drawn lines. You’ve got your homework lovers and your homework haters. Some stakeholders abhor tests while others can’t live without them. Don’t even get people started talking about school uniforms. I assumed summative […]

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Australian researcher, Ben Jenson puts the way high-performing systems provide educators with professional development under the spotlight in a new report, PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems. Jenson observes that an emphasis on the professional development of educators is an essential driver for school improvement and teacher quality. Four high-performing systems highlighted in the […]

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