Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators

Recognizes a new and innovative technology solution that is designed to solve an administrative problem or improve operational efficiency and processes for schools or campuses. This new tool could support administrators in their education management or communication functions. All nominated products in this category must be less than three years old.

Abre Community Engagement - Abre

The Abre platform is a highly customizable software solution for schools and districts to either fill gaps where existing solutions do not exist or replace multiple single-function solutions with simple, intuitive applications. Abre is unique in how it unifies managing in-school learning experiences and out-of-school enrichment and services to actively support the entire student. It makes it easier to measure student performance and communicate between stakeholders. Abre Community Engagement is a category-creating product that unifies in-school learning experiences with out of school enrichment, services, and supports to drive student growth. Abre Community Engagement provides a seamless platform for community partners, school staff, and families to identify students who would benefit from community partners, securely share data, and work collaboratively to ensure that the holistic needs of students are met. Schools and districts use Abre Community Engagement to create a searchable catalog of community partners that provide services to students. Schools identify students in need of services, track student engagement in partner programs, better understand the student needs learning partners are addressing, and gauge partner effectiveness at driving outcomes. Abre Community Engagement provides a means to safely and securely share student data with community partners and families. Community partners are able to utilize data for grant reporting or securing additional funding opportunities. Abre Community Engagement alleviates district pain points by efficiently and effectively managing partnerships, sharing data securely, and keeping all stakeholders involved to improve student outcomes. Abre Community Engagement is a scalable solution for schools and districts that need a centralized, unified location for managing community partners, identifying gaps in services, and determining the effectiveness of programs in driving student growth.
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  • Ask2Learn - Ask2Learn

    Ask2Learn is the Teacher Growth Platform. Ask2learn captures teacher audio and analyzes the lesson to provide educators with objective feedback on every lesson every day. Ask2Learn uses speech recognition and artificial intelligence to automate the analysis process. This enables Ask2Learn to deliver observations and actionable feedback at scale rather than the once-per-semester observation most teachers get today. Administrators play a vital role in supporting teachers in their schools. They are expected to regularly provide the feedback, tools, and mentorship that teachers need to grow. Because conducting teacher observations is time consuming and expensive teachers only get feedback a couple of times per year. This means administrators have a limited view into how instruction is actually being delivered and where teachers need help to improve. As a consequence, administrators cannot provide the personalized mentorship and coaching that teachers need, and instruction suffers. Ask2Learn solves this challenge by providing actionable feedback for every teacher, for every lesson, every day. The result is teachers receive actionable feedback for self-reflection and growth and administrators have the data they need to support growth across the entire faculty. Using Ask2Learn data, administrators can now work with teachers and coaches to develop customized plans to support teacher growth based on each teacher's needs.

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    ClassTag Connect - ClassTag

    ClassTag Connect is an all-in-one family engagement platform for district administrators, principals and teachers. The platform helps administrators fuel meaningful and equitable family engagement unifying classroom, school, and district communications while providing actionable analytics and seamless integration with the district’s existing technology.

    With the shift to remote and hybrid learning and uncertainty around school closures, the importance of effective family engagement is at an all-time high. Today, most districts use a mixed bag of apps and methods for communicating with their community and have no visibility into their at-risk populations or how to improve their engagement. As a result, they use communication practices that are very time-consuming, overwhelming and ineffective for parents and teachers.

     

    As an administrator, you can reach every family by auto-magically translating in over 100+ languages and sending messages to a parent’s preferred communication channels, including SMS, email, app, web, and paper. You can quickly see your progress in family engagement based on the frequency of communications and reach and engagement from the community. Most importantly, administrators can now take rapid action to address “at risk” families that are not reached or engaged and identify teachers, schools or communities that are struggling and need remediation actions. 
    As a parent, you don’t even need to download an app. From the moment you are invited, you start getting your classroom, school and district communications, events and signups in your preferred language and channel and respond or sign up with one click. You can also easily participate in virtual or in-person parent-teacher conferences and events with Google Calendar notifications and video conferencing through Google Meet. You will be automatically reminded and alerted about your commitments and to-do’s to ensure you are always on track. 
    As a teacher, you have a single place to organize your communications, calendar, and supplies needs with the families. Smart reminders, automated translations and multi-channel communications ensure you reach every family and enable meaningful two-way engagement while saving you hours. 

     

    As an administrator, you can reach every family by auto-magically translating in over 100+ languages and sending messages to a parent’s preferred communication channels, including SMS, email, app, web, and paper. You can quickly see your progress in family engagement based on the frequency of communications and reach and engagement from the community. Most importantly, administrators can now take rapid action to address “at risk” families that are not reached or engaged and identify teachers, schools or communities that are struggling and need remediation actions. 

    As a parent, you don’t even need to download an app. From the moment you are invited, you start getting your classroom, school and district communications, events and signups in your preferred language and channel and respond or sign up with one click. You can also easily participate in virtual or in-person parent-teacher conferences and events with Google Calendar notifications and video conferencing through Google Meet. You will be automatically reminded and alerted about your commitments and to-do’s to ensure you are always on track. 

    As a teacher, you have a single place to organize your communications, calendar, and supplies needs with the families. Smart reminders, automated translations and multi-channel communications ensure you reach every family and enable meaningful two-way engagement while saving you hours. 

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    EnGauge, Degree Analytics - Degree Analytics

    Powered by a passionate team of data analysts, behavioral scientists, technologists, and educators, Degree Analytics is a behavioral analytics company serving over 500,000 students across the globe with patented technology. Engauge, the innovative platform by Degree Analytics, focuses on collecting, analyzing, and reporting behavioral insights linked to student success and satisfaction. Our single value proposition is to better understand how, when and where students are engaging with campus resources and then apply a predictive analytics model to identify early indicators for both students on track to matriculate and those at risk of dropping out. Campus administrators also find the Degree Analytics platform instrumental in identifying changes in student patterns and trends, allowing them to identify leading indicators of academic disengagement. Additionally, data from EnGauge provides insight for administrators, enabling data-based decisions around issues, like Covid Response Planning, Contact Tracing, Social Density Mapping, Campus/Student Presence, Campus Engagement, & Campus Safety. This real-time data can be reported out through a campus lens, cohort lens, or individual lens.

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    Scaffold, K16 Solutions - K16 Solutions

    Product Name:  Scaffold

    WE SOLVE THREE PRIMARLY LMS PROBLEMS:

    1) PROBLEM: Migrating to a new LMS platform

    SOLUTION: Scaffold Migration allows institutions to move course content from one LMS platform to another in real time, capturing details such as course structure, quizzes, tests, and even question pools. No other option gets institutions from their old LMS to a new one more effectively, efficiently, or accurately.

    2) PROBLEM: Archiving student data affordably

    SOLUTION:  Scaffold Archiving allows institutions to archive course content & student data when migrating to a new LMS platform or when choosing to break free of their legacy LMS provider. Content resides on the Scaffold platform and remains integrated with your new LMS, allowing it to be accessed at any time.

    3) PROBLEM: Building online courses easily & quickly

    SOLUTION: Scaffold Designer is a unique course development tool that changes how administrators and faculty interact with their LMS. It offers easy-to-use course development features and functionality that give users the confidence to create engaging courses for students while also building academically rigorous courses that meet industry standard learning design needs.

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  • MobyMax - Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators, MobyMax - MobyMax

    MobyMax has been a pioneer in harnessing emerging technology solutions to help students learn twice as fast. Since its inception ten years ago, MobyMax's suite of digital tools and unusual differentiated learning/blended learning model have enabled students to consistently gain more than one full grade level after just 20 hours of work. 

    The company has developed the only complete and comprehensive K-8 curriculum for 27 subjects, including math, reading, phonics, language, vocabulary, spelling, writing, science, social studies, and state test prep.

    Integrated and automated classroom tools save teachers precious hours with comprehensive assessments, grading and markup tools for writing, accurate diagnostics, IEP reporting, messaging, and real-time progress monitoring. In 2018, Moby released a complete Assessments package, allowing teachers to drill down to discrete skills to get an instant snapshot of where students are.

    MobyMax’s built-in incentives, such as badges and contests, encourage students to use the program at home. The interactive curriculum personalizes learning, allowing educators to combine face-to-face education with online learning and resulting in remarkable gains.

    The MobyMax differentiated learning/blended learning model enables students to learn twice as fast. In August 2018, a large-scale independent research study of 4,000 students concluded that students using MobyMax Math showed 53% more improvement than students in the control group who did not use MobyMax.

    MobyMax was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2020 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution.

    MobyMax was also the most awarded EdTech company in 2020, racking up 65 industry awards including the 2020 SIIA CODiE awards for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8, Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8, Best Summative Assessment Solution, and Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning in Education.

    MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28 million students registered by teachers.

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