Kickboard Announces the Kickboard Skill for Amazon Alexa


The skill allows families?real-time real-time access to their child’s behavior in all classes as well as messages from school staff



To help K-12 districts and schools achieve equity and create environments that are safe and conducive to learning for all students, Kickboard has partnered with Overcoming Racism to develop a new professional development program called Advancing Racial Equity in Education. Overcoming Racism and Kickboard are working to address equity issues in our educational system at the source,” said Matthew Kincaid, founder of Overcoming Racism.


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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


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. The reason I chose to move to Kickboard was the opportunity to focus on school climate and culture, which I believe is a vitally important area that doesn’t receive the attention it should. What got you interested in Kickboard?

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Behavioral Management System; ETS Snaps Up Kira Talent

Marketplace K-12

The learning management system provider PowerSchool announced that it will acquire Kickboard, and a Kenyan startup announced that it raised $1 million in capital.

The Behavior Battle: High- and Low-Tech Solutions


Jim Paterson Classroom Management While programs like Kickboard, PBIS World, and ClassDojo can help track and identify student behavior issues, so can lower-tech practices like focused observation, simplified reporting, and team input

K-12 Dealmaking: Springboard, Asteria Education Make Acquisitions

Marketplace K-12

Also, Asteria Education has acquired ECS Learning Systems and Aperture Education and Kickboard are partnering to assist schools as they collect, monitor and analyze data on student behavior. Springboard Education has acquired Kids’ Adventures, a provider of before- and after-school programs. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Springboard, Asteria Education Make Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief.

Guide covers how to improve school culture

eSchool News

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.”. Following each story are step-by-step instructions to implement each practice, along with helpful screen shots from the Kickboard school culture system.

March 28, 2018 Webinar Shows Schools How to Use SEL and PBIS Programs Together


Social-emotional learning company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, will host a webinar at 3 p.m. Jolynn Greene, Data-Driven Leadership Coach at Kickboard. to build and sustain positive school cultures and leads the Kickboard team of school culture coaches. Charlotte N.C.

How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%

eSchool News

To support our PBIS initiative, we began using a classroom behavior management system called Kickboard. Student behavior can have a positive or negative impact on academic achievement. Even just one student who is misbehaving can affect how much and how well an entire class is learning. When we arrived at Betty Best Elementary in Houston in the summer of 2014 and dug into the school’s data, we saw there were 627 office referrals during the previous year.

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload


Read this truly interesting article about tracking and quantifying classroom culture, that also profiles two great tech resources to track behaviors and responses in your students: ClassDojo and Kickboard. We need to talk about teacher stress and workload. It’s a serious, and not very well publicized, crisis that is bleeding the education system of some of its brightest lights. The numbers speak for themselves.

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


We’ve been really excited about collaborating with edtech developers—we now have skills available to customers from Kickboard, ParentSquare, Coursera, Blackboard and Canvas.

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

EdTech Magazine

To test the impact of data analytics on student behavior management, researchers provided participating schools with Kickboard analytics software , designed to track students’ positive and negative behavior. Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:39.

Top 9 Pool Floats for Kids Who Love To Get Wet

Fractus Learning

Sunny Patch Dart Dolphin Kickboard. The Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Dart Dolphin Kickboard is the perfect learn-to-swim accessory for kids. Beginner swimmers can use the kickboard to help them stay afloat in the water and swimmers that are more proficient can use it to improve their stroke. The Dart Dolphin kickboard is suitable for children aged 4-7 years. Most kids love to play in water, whether they are paddling in the sea or splashing around in a backyard pool.

How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Think of a kickboard: It allows swimmers to rest their arms as they focus on kicking. Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Some children, especially younger ones, meet every assignment with cries of “ I need help! ” — before trying independently. Others, especially older students and those struggling with self-esteem, might refuse assistance even when they are entirely lost.

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


Other similar technologies include Kickboard and LiveSchool. Blaine is a student in a suburban town. He wakes up at 7 am and brushes his teeth before wolfing down a bowl of cereal. After putting on his high-top sneakers, he races out the door to the street corner, where he waits for the school bus. As he steps on the yellow ride, Blaine panics. Did he forget his school-issued RFID badge that he has to tap so that the district can have a record of him getting picked up?

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Jen Medbery stepped down as CEO of Kickboard. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “ Kickboard Looking for New CEO,” Edsurge reports. Education Politics. “ Education Department Proposes New Regulations to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions.” ” From the Times Higher Education by way of Inside Higher Ed : “Poll of faculty members and administrators in British higher education finds they want their country to remain in E.U.