District Administration® and FETC®’s Top Ed Tech Products of the Year contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping school leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools.
A panel of experts chose 15 winners from more than 160 submissions, all of which will be featured during the Virtual Future of Education Technology Conference® Jan. 26-29.
Here’s a look at one of the Top Ed Tech Products of 2020:
What it is: eduCLIMBER, an Illuminate Education product, is an interactive data management and visualization system that strengthens multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) implementations, including student need identification and intervention effectiveness. Districts can easily import academic, social-emotional, and behavioral data in order to make data-based decisions about the whole child. This can be at the student, classroom, school, and district levels. eduCLIMBER helps districts take action to accelerate student growth through: Actionable student profiles that include academic, behavioral, and social-emotional data; pre-built reports to track student progress, monitor interventions, and measure effectiveness; access to data aggregations to monitor key programs and initiatives at every level; custom equity dashboards that can be viewed by demographic and disability; virtual behavior walls that help identify patterns in student incidents; and risk ratio calculators to identify the likelihood a student will have an incident.
Why we like it: Developed by a school psychologist and her developer husband, eduCLIMBER pulls together academic, behavioral, and social-emotional student data and automatically creates data visualizations that can be used to make decisions to support students. This is an especially useful tool for special education directors who can see student data trends and easily identify needed interventions. It is also highly adaptable for use in remote or hybrid learning.
As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.