SKOOLER Blogg

A look at standards-based assessment vs. traditional grading

It’s difficult for parents and students to understand much of the terminology that’s used in the classroom today when it comes to grading. Rubrics, proficiency grading, learning targets, and formative assessments are just some of the terms used by teachers today. Parents are interested in knowing how their child is doing in school, how they…

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Is it time students can have the option to learn from home?

The recent descent of the Polar Vortex across a large swath of the U.S. resulted in dangerously low temperatures and the closing of many schools across the country. For many of us it brought back memories of childhood, glued to the morning news as they read the list of school closures on cold, snowy mornings.…

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Opening the lines of communication between teachers and parents

Technology has become pervasive throughout society. It’s hard to imagine walking through a store or restaurant and not see most people looking at their phones. You can argue the merits of having so much technology at our fingertips, but for teachers, new forms of technology have changed the education experience for both students and parents.…

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Skooler integration makes Microsoft Teams powerful for education

Microsoft Teams just got better for education with the Skooler integration. With these two tools combined we are looking at a fully-fledged LMS and collaboration tool with an improved workflow. It even has its own bot. The Norwegian tech startup Skooler, with its app integration for Microsoft Teams,  seem to give teachers and school leaders,…

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The power of gamification in learning

For parents who are concerned that their children spend too much time playing video games, there may be a silver lining. Video games offer many benefits that can be applied to education that can help students improve their performance in school and learn important skills. The idea behind gamification in learning is threefold: 1. Improves…

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