Skyward Becomes a Google for Education Build Partner

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“By providing one place to enter data, teachers can be more confident in their data while continuing to use the tools that work best for their needs,” explained Kevin Duda, director of product management at Skyward

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 introduces new test bank management solution

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Skyward, a school administrative software provider, launched a new Test Bank Management Solution that supports in-district test bank management, collaboration among Skyward customers and integration with online test bank providers. Educators can easily select questions that most appropriately reflect curriculum, student population and time of year the test is given. Online assessment creation tool supports teachers, improves student growth.

Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

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Partnership aims to help educators access more than 80,000 item bank resources for assessment. Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, and Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management and education content solutions, have formed a partnership to support the creation and sharing of online assessments through Skyward’s Test Bank Management Solution.

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. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

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.

How we turned around our scheduling methods

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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.

10 priorities for K-12 IT leaders

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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.

Partnerships strengthen computer science movement

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Programs between the education, business communities help students become engaged in computer science courses from a younger age. Computer science education is enjoying more prominence thanks to awareness efforts such as the Hour of Code, as well as states’ efforts to put more weight behind Advanced Placement computer science course credits. Skyward has provided mentors to the district and brings industry perspective to the district.

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 to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

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You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses , Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. . “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). Sign up for my new In-Service / Graduate Fully Accredited online courses , Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development, and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. . “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”

5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program

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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. I was even able to advance my Spanish language skills by communicating with Spanish-speaking parents who needed help with Skyward, our student information system.”.

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.

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. Skyward has launched Qmlativ Education Management System, the next evolution of the company’s SIS and ERP technology.

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. There is increasing interest in the role of meditation and mindfulness training in education. The first question I asked myself was where should the education community try to be leapfrogging to?

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

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Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com Shelly Terrell is a Technology and Computer teacher, education consultant, and author of books including Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents. The newsletter (a link and pdf) was emailed to every parent with a Spanish version as well! Next time I might try Turkish and other languages.