Monthly Archives: December 2013

Re: The Case for Digital Student Portfolios

On November 25, Holly Clark wrote a piece posted on Edudemic making the case for digital student portfolios, or archiving student work. Clark, a former teacher, laments over not having enough information on her students in September to steer her teaching. Instead, she had lists of numbers that took the place of examples of past…

Say Goodbye to Excel; Say Hello to Common Core Tagging

Time to part with the spreadsheets because WE’VE GOT COMMON CORE TAGGING! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0245xP_HVk&w=560&h=315] For those of you who feel like you have a part-time job entering data, Common Core tagging with Gradeable is another solution to all the manual labor. We’re taking out the tedious part of quizzing so you can focus on teaching. Our…

New Feature: Common Core Tagging and Analytics

What: Tag Common Core standards on assessments and questions Why: Insight into the CCSS and pinpoint exact student knowledge gaps by standard How: Read on to learn more! You asked—we listened. Introducing: Common Core State Standards tagging with Gradeable assessments. We can’t tell you how excited we are to give teachers the insight into tackling…

The Big Education and Technology Stories of 2013

In the State of the Union earlier this year, President Obama focused on reshaping education in the United States. He made the case for getting today’s students ready for today’s “high-tech” economy. President Obama was talking about the importance of math and the sciences, but he highlighted the role of technology in our everyday lives,…

Friday Bulletin Board: The Post Pizza Party Edition

So last night was our pizza party. It was the first real event that we Gradeable girls put on together and we had an inordinate amount of fun coordinating logistics, reaching out to teachers, moving furniture, and everything in between. In addition, we met some great teachers to remind us why Gradeable exists in the…

Re: The Common Core and Standardized Testing

The Common Core: Let’s start a constructive conversation On November 23, the New York Times published an opinion piece asking if kids were too coddled. Frank Bruni addresses the backlash to the Common Core’s tougher education standards brought on today’s participation-trophy culture. Bruni writes that while the Common Core has its flaws, it “should not…