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Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning


28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA SEL Inventory is available exclusively on Kickboard’s platform and is free to Kickboard customers. Charlotte N.C.

?On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for Kickboard’s New CEO, Stefan Kohler


Many new CEOs face a learning curve when they enter the edtech industry. But at Kickboard , an online school culture system management system, it’s a straight dive in for Stefan Kohler, a former teacher and executive at companies including Scholastic and Pearson. What’s really excited me about each and every job over the past 20 years has been the opportunity to go into schools, talk with educators, and see first-hand the impact our solutions were having in the classroom.


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How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education


Marissa Mierow It’s no secret that voice-enabled technology is taking off in the domestic sphere, but how is this increasingly robust technology impacting education? Higher education institutions, edtechs and learning companies are using Alexa to enhance experiences for students.

Guide covers how to improve school culture

eSchool News

The research is clear: the culture of a school can have a direct impact on student learning and achievement. To help school and district leaders create a more positive culture and kickstart their journey toward improved school performance, Kickboard has published a new how-to guide titled, “ Quick School Culture Tips for School & District Leaders.”. When Dawn Love became principal of the Title I school, she knew student behavior was impeding learning.

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

In order to address classroom equity concerns among education leaders, schools are looking to adopt new, more information-based practices to keep students engaged in their studies and support those who are having difficulties. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools are using technology solutions to mitigate poor student behavior! These are the core principles of the approach: Every child can learn proper behavior.

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload


Today’s blog, and the following two, will explore each of these in turn, looking at how both simple and complex technology applications can lighten the administrative workload, so that teachers can spend more time…well…teaching. Tracking the right learning data. But these analyses are not always useful to teachers in the classroom, or in fact parents. Activate for more broad-based data capture that reflects not only test scores, but classroom culture.

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Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster


Bill Fitzgerald While Blaine is a fictional student, the technology that’s tracking him is real, and actually in use in some school systems, part of a growing set of tools that leave data trails about students throughout the day. Let’s follow Blaine throughout the rest of the day—and learn how his experiences mirror what happens in real life. Blaine scans his ID and enters the classroom. Other similar technologies include Kickboard and LiveSchool.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Clarion-Ledger : “Contracts between the Mississippi Department of Education and two of the state superintendent’s former co-workers appear to duplicate technology-related services while costing the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.” John Bel Edwards has agreed to a mandate that cursive writing must be taught in Louisiana ’s public school classrooms.” ” “ Kickboard Looking for New CEO,” Edsurge reports.