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6 Great Resources for (Digital) Organization in your Classroom

INTRODUCTION: Recently, teachers have been reaching out to Gradeable with a specific problem: they are feeling overwhelmed with the sheer number of ideas and innovations that are suggested to them for use in their classrooms. With this sentiment in mind, I wanted to compile some resources for managing information by pointing you to some fellow…

4 Common Grading Problems, Solved by Gradeable

Assessment can be so annoying!  Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, you can relate to the frustration.  Gradeable offers solutions that teachers can use to solve the following grading issues have withstood the test of time: #1: “My students keep losing their assessments!” As teachers, we know the feeling of handing a paper back and having the…

Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Yousuf, Middle School Math

Meet Yousuf, a 7th and 8th grade Algebra teacher from Las Vegas, NV. He heavily uses digital assessments to measure student growth from both formative and summative assessments, and also loves student lunches. Read on to learn more about how he’s built relationships that create classroom motivation. What is your current location? Von Tobel Middle…

Friday Bulletin Board: Extra! Extra! We Launched Our Mobile App!

On Wednesday, we launched our mobile app. Now it’s even easier for teachers to scan and upload paper-based student assignments without having to leave their desk. With our launch, came coverage from the press, and we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone involved in getting our name out there. Thank you for everyone’s support from retweets…

Friday Bulletin Board: Awesome Vines on #TeacherProblems

Have you ever searched #TeacherProblems in Vine? Well we did and we were not disappointed. Here are some of our favorites that made us wonder, #TeacherProblems or #TeacherAwesome? Here’s some reasons we went with the latter: You ignore the noise to be as efficient as possible You have your priorities straight https://vine.co/v/hwwWYTxW9XO You perservere through…

Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Kevin, High School Science

Meet today’s grading expert, Kevin. He teaches several different types of science in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read on to find out how he uses Pandora, timers, class points to increase engagement and achievement! What is your current location? I teach at the LIFT Academy, an alternative school that is a part of West Charlotte High…

Beyond the Red Pen: Joel, Middle School Math

Introducing our newest blog feature, Beyond the Red Pen. Every Thursday, we’ll showcase awesome teachers, doing amazing things— and most importantly, their grading secrets so we can grow from each other. This is an effort to demystify teacher lifestyle and to pull us teachers out of silos and share trade tips and tricks! Meet Joel,…

One Teacher’s Case for Exit Tickets

On Tuesday, I spoke with Sheri who joins us as a former director of technology at Roxbury Prep Charter School here in Massachusetts. Like Kattie, Sheri is part of the Gradeable team to ensure a quality teacher experience. During her time at Roxbury Prep, Sheri learned first hand how important teacher sustainability and accurate grades…

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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On Our Way

Classrooms are often the last place that see the impact of revolutionary new technology. In 2012, that started to change.  Today there are a whole host of new technologies which impact educators including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online textbooks, Khan Academy, increasing numbers of teachers using Twitter, Edmodo, Pinterest and Tumblr, and last but certainly…