Introducing a new State and District Data Validation Tool for SKYWARD® Users

eSchool News

announces a new suite of data validation tools for districts using the Skyward brand Student Information System (SIS). Also of critical importance, data-driven decision-making has proven to be key in providing the highest quality of education to students.

Skyward Appoints Scott Glinski as CEO Beginning in 2019

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August 7, 2018) ­– Skyward announced the appointments of a new chief executive officer (CEO) and president effective January 1, 2019. The company’s board of directors have selected Scott Glinski, current president, as Skyward’s next CEO. Ray Ackerlund, current chief marketing officer, will succeed Glinski as Skyward’s next president. Cliff King, current Skyward CEO, will retire at the end of 2018 and transition into a part-time role on the Skyward Board of Directors.

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Skyward’s Communication Portal Connects Parents to the Learning Process

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But, according to a Gallup poll , only 20% of parents are fully engaged in their child’s education while a staggering 23% are actively disengaged. Skyward, a leading K-12 administrative software provider, helps districts create new levels of parent engagement while increasing transparency, collaboration, and accountability. Leaders at the company say using their communication portal is helping districts be more effective in the education experience. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon

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20, 2018) ­– Over 350 administrators, educators, and industry experts from around the world gathered in St. Pete Beach, Florida for the 16th annual Skyward International Conference (iCon). Based on the theme “Passport to the Future,” the conference brought together attendees and Skyward leaders to discuss how districts can leverage education technology to put their future-ready district on the map. To learn more, visit www.skyward.com. ###. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

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The post Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. During “ Learning with Google ,” a free online learning event for educators, Google shared a lot of updates to our favorite Google products.

How we turned around our scheduling methods

eSchool News

We decided to adopt arena scheduling because it allowed students to have control over their own educational path—with input from parents and counselors, of course. Skyward , our student information system (SIS), paired very well with arena scheduling—offering our students and staff the best possible registration experience. We have had 700 students hit Skyward the first minute registration opens, and we have yet to crash.

Sora App’s New Curated Bundles of Digital Comics Save Schools Time and Money

eSchool News

CLEVELAND – March 14, 2022 – In response to educators’ need for more digital content to engage students, OverDrive Education now offers popular digital comic books to schools around the world via the Sora student reading app. Designed for busy educators and content-hungry students.

10 priorities for K-12 IT leaders

eSchool News

School districts are moving to highly digital ecosystems, and K-12 IT leaders have more and more to manage to ensure that teaching and learning can go on uninterrupted by failing or clunky technology.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

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If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! You can learn how to use Google and earn your professional development classes by taking online classes with Edtechnology Specialists ! You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.).

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! You can learn how to use Google and earn your professional development classes by taking online classes with Edtechnology Specialists ! You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.).

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

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Hovering here and there and lurching around a bit but most certainly skyward. The drone was part of a demonstration of the powerful technology that the neuroinfomatics company EMOTIV offered at a conference on the power of technology and education. And perhaps more importantly, they will need to learn to control their thoughts amid an increasingly brain-transparent world. There is increasing interest in the role of meditation and mindfulness training in education.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

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Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. The email, signed by Illuminate CEO Christine Willig, says customers must switch to a new system, recommending by name Aequitas, Aeries, Infinite Campus and Skyward because they “have solid integration protocols” between their systems and Illuminate’s data and assessment platform, called DnA.

5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program

EdTech Magazine

As educators, many of us strive to promote continuous growth, drive change and help students create their own opportunities. We are constantly thinking of ways to bring out the grit, passion and intelligence inherent in our students by providing them with equitable access to education. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out the do's and don'ts of project-based learning in K–12. Our job as educators is to make sure the bar set for our students is as high as it can be. .

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How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

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If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! Option 2 (Fastest option): Download your class student roster from your school’s Learning Management System (ex. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents.