Using Technology to Rethink Summer Learning

Posted by Erin Harding on Jun 6, 2016 11:43:10 AM

“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that learners lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school. This is true in both reading and math, and especially true for low-income learners.

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Topics: Edtech, Teacher Dashboard, Education, Workspace, Project Based Learning, Edtech Update

Congrats, Hapara Certified Educator Graduates!

Posted by Allison Winston on May 23, 2016 2:09:44 PM
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Topics: GAFE, tosa, microcredential, badging

District Offers Secure Exams with Hapara and GAFE

Posted by jack.west on May 20, 2016 11:59:34 AM

Offering a secure examination experience for teachers and students in the cloud can be a daunting task. There is a reason that standardized exams are so simplistic in nature. It is a lot easier to standardize procedures if every student takes the same exam at the same time and the scores can be tabulated by a machine that counts black and white circles.

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Topics: GAFE, Edtech Update, Hapara Highlights, hapara workspace, standardized testing

Edtech Song of Student Voice - Hapara Sponsors #STLS16

Posted by jack.west on Apr 27, 2016 1:11:06 PM

What does student voice sound like?

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Topics: student voice

Hapara Student Voice Podcast

Posted by jack.west on Apr 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Hapara Certified Educators Jennifer Struebing and Lisa Harrison spoke with Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio to share how they use digital tools to raise student voice in their respective schools. Lisa is in California at Vista Unified School District, and Jennifer is in illinois at Maine 207 High School District. Listen to the full podcast here, or check out our summary below.

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Topics: student voice

Hapara Workspace as Professional Learning Hub

Posted by jack.west on Apr 15, 2016 11:13:10 AM

Hapara launched Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps in 2010 when the first pioneering schools were beginning to transition to a digital learning environment in Google Apps for Education. 

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Topics: hapara workspace

Catch Learners in the Act with Hapara

Posted by jack.west on Apr 14, 2016 4:23:56 PM

Educators Cat Tompkins and Tammy Howerton offer five ideas for using Hapara Highlights in this blog post from their desks in Chesterfield County Public Schools, Virginia.

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3 Ways to Magnify Student Voice in the Digital Classroom with Hapara

Posted by jack.west on Apr 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You hear it in your PD workshops. There were probably a few articles about it in your grad school core course reader. Fostering a classroom and school culture that values student voice is a liberal education goal that we all generally accept, but that many of us find difficult to put into practice.

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Topics: Hapara Highlights, student voice, hapara workspace

Student Agency Hapara Certified Educator Podcast

Posted by jack.west on Apr 1, 2016 2:00:05 PM
 Is this the key to student success?
Two Hapara Certified Educators, +Aida Awad, and +Evyan Wagner, share their thoughts on student agency with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio.
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Topics: student voice

Live Hapara Webinar April 12 11:30a PDT 2016

Posted by jack.west on Apr 1, 2016 12:35:18 PM

Please register to attend our live webinar that occurs on Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30a Pacific Time 2016. Allison Winston, Hapara's Head of Professional Learning, presented an introduction to Hapara's Instructional Management System. 

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Topics: webinar

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