FreshGrade Launches ‘FreshGrade Next’ to Spark Deeper Conversations About Learning
KELOWNA, British Columbia (June 24, 2019) – FreshGrade, the K-12 company deepening conversations about learning, announces the launch of FreshGrade Next. Using the same technology as consumer social media, the platform gives administrators, teachers, students and families access to a communication system that simplifies interaction and emphasizes engagement. FreshGrade Next is a learning network for the age of instant access, combining elements of lesson planners, portfolios, communication systems and gradebooks into a seamless experience.
“FreshGrade Next pairs lesson planning, portfolio features, a gradebook and more with the value of social networking, forming a community for teachers, students and families to connect on a deeper level,” said Lee Wilson, president of FreshGrade. “The technology brings schools into parity with other online spheres of life, creating a space to design, organize, assess and discuss learning in real-time.”
Interested in exploring this ground breaking tool? Teachers can easily create a free account. This revolutionary learning network is most impactful when implemented across entire schools and districts.
FreshGrade Next integrates four staple FreshGrade resources into one network:
- Lesson Planning – With lesson planning, teachers craft a shared journey that aligns activities to standards, frameworks and assessments while maintaining flexible control over lessons to meet school and district requirements.
- Portfolio – The digital portfolio brings student work to life through student-driven personalization, a learning journal, and diverse media to demonstrate learning.
- Communication System – The communication system builds a strong community with real-time insights, a conversation toolset and mobile access to make engagement equitable.
- Flexible Gradebook – The gradebook guides students to success, with features including flexible assessment, an evidence-driven gradebook and the ability to group students in any way that supports learning. The gradebook enables standards- or score-based grading.
FreshGrade’s education-specific approach to networking equips school leaders with the ability to connect student work with school-wide priorities, while supporting a variety of teaching practices. Administrators are empowered in instructional leadership practices, using student data and achievement to inform thoughtful and intentional approaches to impact the school community as a whole. In addition, teachers have access to evaluation functionalities to link evidence and assessment metrics in one tool, focused on student growth.
“A huge goal of mine is to have parents participate in what students are learning, so I’m incredibly excited about all of the new features that are coming up in the next generation of FreshGrade,” said Kathy Rogers, German and coding teacher at Pizitz Middle School. “FreshGrade Next gives parents an appropriate way to be engaged, and an opportunity to celebrate the great things their kids are doing in class.”
“I’m most excited about the functionality to create tags that align to mastery of state standards,” said Nicole Mikel, 7th grade science teacher at Splendora ISD. “Now, I’m able to easily search and see a snapshot of student progress across classes to make sure everything is on track.”
FreshGrade Next combines tools for deeper learning, instructional leadership and parent and family engagement into one package, providing a modern approach to using meaningful data. See it in action at booth 646 during the ISTE 2019 Conference.
FreshGrade is a learning network that captures and organizes student work so that teachers, students and families can talk about it at a deeper level. FreshGrade Next uses the same technology as the social networks people are familiar with – but orients the technology to learning. The platform combines elements of lesson planning, portfolio, communication systems and gradebooks into a seamless experience. Start a deeper conversation about learning by visiting https://www.freshgrade.com/