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A Future of Making

Last week was the Week of Making, an annual celebration of the Maker Movement and its impact on education.  Most notably, the White House Maker Faire kicked off with hundreds of amazing submissions. Check out their blog. To celebrate and learn from students and educators in the Maker Movement, I decided to bring my entire core…

The Real Problem with the High-Stakes Testing Debate

We are about to kick off a month of resources and discussion about assessments here on Gradeable.com, and in that spirit, I thought I’d take a few moments to touch on the current hot button in assessment-land: high-stakes testing. Everyone is talking about it: educators, politicians, parents, everyone except maybe the students who are at…

Friday Bulletin Board

The Uncomfortable Truth About Technology in the Classroom Robots in the classroom will CTRL-ALT-DELETE my job! Well did you know Socrates thought the invention books and the practice of writing would hinder the learning process because he thought students wouldn’t have to use their own memories? Or that people thought text books would render teachers…

Gradeable HQ

by Rebecca SegalYou share so much with us, we thought it was about time we shared some of our stories with you. Teachers live at school.  We live at Gradeable.  So where does Gradeable live? We are based at Boston’s one and only EdTech accelerator, LearnLaunchX.  We moved here in June and will be here…

Formative Assessment

These days, it seems like education is overrun with the words ‘assessment’ and ‘accountability.’ It can feel overwhelming, exasperating, and intimidating. Sometimes, all three at once. But, imagine, just for a minute, that none of the institutional machinery of schools existed. None of the politics or policy. That it was just you and your students,…

Summer of Freedom

It’s summertime.  The tumult of your classroom has faded and you’ve gotten in at least one good beach day and an afternoon (or three) curled up with a long neglected book.  September seems far away… but not that far.  

You don’t want to think about the kids running around, endless bulletin boards, diving into lesson planning, or most of all the piles of paperwork and grading awaiting you in September.  Or do you?  

What if it could be different next year?  

What if grading was a pleasure, instead of a chore?  What if you didn’t have to manually enter all those scores into your gradebook afterwards?  What if you automatically got reports in your inbox or on your phone that helped you decipher what your students understood and didn’t understand, without any additional work on your part?  What if exit tickets were easy — and free?

We think summer is the perfect time to try a new tool.  That’s why Gradeable is free for the summer.  Sign up for our beta and try it out.  The secret handshake (also known as the invite code) is “SummerOfFreedomBL”.  If you know a summer school teacher, be sure to let them know that Gradeable could be perfect for them too.  

Enjoy your next iced tea, your next tennis game, your next nap on the beach.  Do some summer dreaming.  If nothing else, just daydream about the idea that next year could be different…. just planting a seed.  Enjoy your summer!

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From the Team at Gradeable

Ebony Oshunrinde

tellmewhere2start: Amazing 16-Year-Old Girl Created a Beat for Jay-Z’s New Album Canadian teen Ebony Oshunrinde, who aptly goes by the moniker WondaGirl in the studio, has just finished the 11th grade. She’s also just been credited as a producer on “Crown,” a track on Jay-Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” Her story is insanely inspiring and…