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Prfessional Development for teachers in 2020 is all about learning how to follow through on your goals!
This time of year, we’re all making plans to better ourselves and move forward with personal and professional development. Whether your New Year’s goals are personal or classroom related, FreshGrade is here to help guide your path to be your personal and professional best. Making lofty goals is easy, but it’s the follow-through plan that [...]
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 [...]
Thinking about helping students become more reflective and more thoughtful learners? Starr Sackstein, a New York educator, recently shared the benefits of digital portfolios and her 4–Steps to Digital Portfolios in a webinar. Why Digital Portfolios? When students are tracking their progress over–time, they are better able to set goals, reflect and think about themselves [...]
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You asked and we listened. Over the past 6-years, we have been compiling all of your feedback in order to build you the most powerful gradebook yet! We have an all-new more powerful than ever gradebook that empowers teachers to assess their way. Score-based or standards-based, no matter how you set up your classes in [...]
Cari Wilson a classroom teacher shares stories of her students who are struggling with mental health and self-esteem issues.
Cari Wilson Elementary Innovation + Technology Lead Teacher Cari Wilson is the Elementary Innovation and Technology Lead Teacher for West Vancouver School District. With over 20 years of classroom experience and a Masters in Educational Technology, Cari works with both teachers and students in West Vancouver and beyond, helping them implement technology and innovation in [...]
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Article written by: Kimberley Moran from We are Teachers If you’re anything like me, you spend more time than you want on organizing systems and note taking to track student progress. I wanted to spend more of my planning time learning to give good feedback. FreshGrade is a free platform that helps teachers not just plan [...]
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Are letter grades here to stay? For 200 years, teachers have been using letter grades as the primary method for recording student progress in the classroom. But how and why is it that grades came to occupy such an important position in the lives of educators and students? To find out, it’s worth digging deeper [...]
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 blogpost on how students are the best sources of Information about student learning.
Article written by: Kathy Cote’ Rogers, and her 7th + 8th grade students Ava, Hayden, and Raven.  As a teacher, I have designed numerous formative and summative assessments attempting to measure student learning. I have spent countless hours creating, compiling, disaggregating and analyzing test scores and achievement data in order to glean information that would [...]

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