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.

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

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Texas districts enlist Skyward for data integration

eSchool News

Two Texas institutions, Mesquite Independent School District and Village Tech Schools, have enlisted Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, to unify school management and data processes. Both districts identified customer service as the primary factor in selecting Skyward, along with student data security, parent engagement and ease-of-use for teachers. Implementation aims to help districts streamline data and management processes.

Skyward introduces new test bank management solution

eSchool News

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. Online assessment creation tool supports teachers, improves student growth.

Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

eSchool News

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. Partnership aims to help educators access more than 80,000 item bank resources for assessment.

Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon

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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. Attendees always tell us how excited they are to get back and apply what they've learned at their districts,” explained Scott Glinski, president of Skyward. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

Skyward expands use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard

eSchool News

Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, has broadened the use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard in a move that it hopes will dramatically improve data interoperability between districts and state agencies. Comprehensive data technology is intended to improve school districts’ data submissions.

Skyward Introduces DistrictCheck, New SIS & ERP Self-Assessment

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DistrictCheck helps school leaders collect feedback from stakeholders through a private URL, where anonymous responses are gathered

The Best and Safest Outdoor Trampolines For Kids

Fractus Learning

In neighborhoods across the world, squeals of joy can be heard coming from kids as they temporarily launch skyward with their friends on a trampoline. […]. Outdoor trampolines and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. Toys and Play

The Best and Safest Trampolines For Kids

Fractus Learning

In neighborhoods across the world, squeals of joy can be heard coming from kids as they temporarily launch skyward with their friends on a trampoline. Trampolines and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. Bouncing […]. Toys and Play

This new coding resource casts a wide net to engage students

eSchool News

A new children’s book from Skyward, The Code Twins , introduces coding concepts to young readers of all backgrounds as they take on a programming mission with the book’s main characters. This book was created around one simple question: how can we build more interest in coding,” explains Ray Ackerlund, Skyward’s chief marketing officer. “We Students don’t always need to jump right into a programming tutorial to develop an interest in coding.

Try this resource to engage students in at-home coding

eSchool News

A children’s book from Skyward, The Code Twins , introduces coding concepts to young readers of all backgrounds as they take on a programming mission with the book’s main characters.

How we turned around our scheduling methods

eSchool News

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. From an organization standpoint, arena scheduling in Skyward has been a life saver. Arena scheduling paired with Skyward truly maximized efficiency and minimized conflicts for our district.

How we turned around our student tardy numbers

eSchool News

Skyward , our student information system, and School Technology Associates, Inc. Skyward then received students’ attendance information and automated processes to assign students detentions and notify families of disciplinary actions through email. Knowing students would sometimes forget their ID badges at home, Skyward integrated student IDs on its mobile app, eliminating the need for many students to carry a physical copy.

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.

Partnerships strengthen computer science movement

eSchool News

the staff at Pacelli Catholic Schools is working closely with Skyward , which is based nearby, to implement technology-based courses and computer science courses into the curriculum. Skyward has provided mentors to the district and brings industry perspective to the district. “This is a really major project for us,” said Ray Ackerlund, chief marketing officer at Skyward.

Announcing a specification for PHP

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Show HN: Appsites – Beautiful websites for mobile

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

The hand rail is going a little faster than the moving sidewalk.

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Marriott Plays With Sensory-Rich Virtual Reality Getaways

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Gadget Ogling: Amazon on Fire, Virtual Reality, True Nature and Energy Relief

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

My work only allows Internet Explorer, so I have to manually

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Xbox One to launch in China this month after all

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” ” – Jane D. Hull. 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.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” ” – Jane D. Hull. 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.

How to drive growth through customer support

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept.

Looking Up: How Nature Can Help Us

The CoolCatTeacher

My mind soared as my eyes looked skyward. Secrets to Living an Excellent Life I was whirling out of control. Up through the leaves, up towards the clouds, even into space towards the cottage cheese moon. The creek was bobbing with human flesh. The family lashed together on their rafts in front of me sang a spirited tune in Spanish. The Korean family upstream had two teenage boys sleeping in their daisy chain of plastic tubes. We were in a silent, still pool amidst the noise.

Announcing a specification for PHP

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Show HN: Appsites – Beautiful websites for mobile

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

How to drive growth through customer support

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

The hand rail is going a little faster than the moving sidewalk.

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!

Marriott Plays With Sensory-Rich Virtual Reality Getaways

TeachBytes

While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated. Happy Sunday from Software Expand!