SKOOLER Blog

All parents aboard!

Having consistent communication between teachers and parents is paramount to a child’s success in the classroom. While teachers take the lead in instruction, parents need to be actively involved at home in order to support their child’s educational journey. How critical is teacher-parent communication? According to Teacher.org, “Administrators find that the less a teacher communicates…

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5 Things City and Suburban School Districts Can Learn from their Rural Counterparts (and how EdTech will help you get there…)

There’s a lot of discussion about the urban-rural divide in education. Rural districts often struggle to keep pace as their counterparts in city and suburban public school districts, funded by larger tax bases, can offer their students and teachers more resources. But there are a few key areas where rural school districts really shine. We’ll…

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Skooler and Microsoft Office 365

A major benefit of using the Skooler LMS is that it allows staff, teachers and students to use the familiar Microsoft Office applications in a way that’s completely integrated with the LMS. Because Microsoft Office comes in three different forms – Office desktop, Office Online and Office 365 (all supported by Skooler) – we thought…

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App-switch overload? Not with Skooler

Ask a teacher what they’d like to have more of in their daily life and most would answer “more time with students.” When asked this question, one teacher who has taught for 20 years said, “If I could just spend all of my time teaching my students instead of having to do paperwork, learn new…

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Word and OneNote: a great match!

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we’re big fans of OneNote. We love how it opens up what’s possible in terms of student-teacher collaboration, empowers students to have more control over their learning and saves teachers time and effort on administrative tasks. If you’ve never used OneNote before, you might be…

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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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