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. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

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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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.

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, 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

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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

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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.

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.

Try this resource to engage students in at-home coding

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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. Students don’t always need to jump right into a programming tutorial to develop an interest in coding.

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.

Partnerships strengthen computer science movement

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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.

10 priorities for K-12 IT leaders

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IT hardware and management companies such as LaptopsAnytime –which offers kiosks that give students and educators access to the right laptop, tablet, or combo device at the right time–along with others such as Impero , Classlink , and Skyward , are just a few of the partners aiming to help school and district IT leaders with this balancing act.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program

EdTech Magazine

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.”. 5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:16. As educators, many of us strive to promote continuous growth, drive change and help students create their own opportunities. At Illinois’ J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 , the situation is no different. .

Incident IQ Announces New Apps Architecture for its K-12 Technology Support Platform

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New Infographic: 12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom ] The initial Apps Catalog release includes support for Infinite Campus, Skyward, Brainingcamp, Khan Academy, and dozens more popular learning applications and systems.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

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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. Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year.

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

eSchool News

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

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. I recently moved a drone with my mind. Not long ago my 6-year-old son spent two hours on my bed swishing through the world’s biggest roller coasters on YouTube with cardboard virtual reality glasses. My mind-control-drone-moving experience was nothing like this. I stood facing the drone, about to face-off with a little robot. Time to figure out who is boss.