Published on January 30, 2014
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OUR FOCUS DRIVING ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION
ENGAGEMENT WORKS “Just asking your child how was their school day and showing genuine interest in the learning that they are doing can have the same impact as hours of private tutoring.” Andreas Schleicher, Head of Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD
THE HIGH LEVEL MISSION “Do what's necessary to give every child a chance to succeed. That responsibility begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and communities. It's family that first instils the love of learning in a child.” (President Barack Obama: State Of The Union Address, January 2011)
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION ACT OF 2011 To strengthen families' engagement in the education of their children “Family engagement can raise student academic achievement so substantially that schools would need to increase spending by more than $1,000 per pupil to gain the same results.” Sponsors: Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA19), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4)
BUT… WHO HELPS US GET THERE?
TODAY’S PARENT COMMUNICATION CHANNEL
TODAY’S ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT TOOL
TODAY’S PERFORMANCE TRACKING TOOL
EDUCATORS ARE DISSATISFIED WITH TODAY’S SOlUTIONS Dissatisfaction 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Tracking student attendance Managing grades Parent access to grades & progress Generating student performance reports Speed of entering and retrieving data Adequacy for both teachers and students Ease of use Education Community Attitudes Toward SIS/LMS Solutions, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation survey of 1,010 teachers and 716 administrators and technology leaders in 2011 70% 80% 90% 100%
TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES HAVE EMERGED
THE NATURE OF “ENGAGEMENT” IS CHANGING
WHO CAN HELP US APPLY THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES?
PLEASE GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO…
Edsby blends SOCIAL NETWORKING and CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT into the world's best EDUCATION ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM.
EDSBY HELPS EDUCATORS "I really, really want my kids to do well. In class, in school, in life. But I don't really have any time at all to do any extra work. And the systems I have to work with are so hard to use I just sort of give up."
EDSBY HELPS LEARNERS “I lost my math assignment again and my mom got really mad. And I think that printing stuff and sending it home is really bad for the environment.”
EDSBY HELPS PARENTS "Last term Julie almost failed math, and the first we knew was when we saw her report card. Can't we get information like this sooner?"
EDSBY HELPS ADMINISTRATORS "I want to make a difference, to provide leadership. But I sometimes feel like I'm in an impossible position. And when parents call, I don't always have the answers."
EDSBY HELPS OVERCOME The compartmentalization of learning
EDSBY HELPS BUILD Professional Learning Communities
EDSBY LIVES IN THE CLOUD runs on advanced cloud servers designed for extreme speed and scalability built for district-wide deployment
EDSBY IS TIMELY One-to-one computing is on the rise Teachers need efficiency and are seeking out collaboration tools
IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM EDSBY BELIEVES IN… INTEGRATION, NOT DUPLICATION SIF OpenID/Oauth Active Directory LDAP SMTP mailto/callto STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM GROUPWARE SYSTEM LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM