Recommended reading for teachers

For many teachers, the uncertainty of this school year is overwhelming. In many places, schools will be back to distance learning, which we all know just isn’t the same as seeing your students every day. That’s why I think any examples of how to continue to use the same best practices while distance learning or in a hybrid model should be shared. Below are two articles that provide some ideas or reminders for all teachers. They are helpful whether you will be in person, hybrid, distance learning, or jumping between them. 

Edutopia’s “How to Align Your LMS With the Science of Learning” 

EdWeek’s “Classroom Routines Must Change. Here’s What Teaching Looks Like Under COVID-19” 

Teachers, we want to hear from you!

Teachers, we need you!

At Infinite Campus, we see teachers altering their practices in response to the mandates for distance learning. We also recognize that districts around the country are dealing with the situation differently, which is why we are reaching out to you. Please consider helping us understand what you need now and moving forward to be a more effective and efficient teacher. There are two ways you can help – pick one or both! Continue reading “Teachers, we want to hear from you!”

Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series

Part 3: Infinite Campus

This series of blog posts is a little different than what I usually write. The first post in the series explains how it is different and tells the story of the teachers of Spring Lake Park High School (SLPHS) involved in a partnership with Infinite Campus. The second post gives voice to the students in the class and this final post introduces a few Infinite Campus employees and lets them share what they learned from the partnership. 

 

Behind the software 

Because Infinite Campus creates software for schools, people here were excited about more than having a chance to meet with young people interested in technology. But this partnership also meant having a chance to talk to teachers and visit classrooms to see how technology is being used everyday 

Nine Infinite Campus employees took part in visits to SLPHS. I sat down with three of them after their visit to see what they learned.  Continue reading “Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series”

Happy holidays! 

Happy holidays!  

It’s getting to be the final push before winter break – one of the most hectic times of the year. You are wrapping up units, evaluating assessments and projects, and leading or attending concerts, ceremonies and other annual events. It’s exciting and exhausting. Plus, you are always aware of the kids who aren’t excited about the break. A break for some means uncertainty and/or inconsistent meals, shelter and safety. They might be acting out in class. This time of the year can also be sad and stressful.   Continue reading “Happy holidays! ”

Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series

Part 2: The students

This series of blog posts is a little different than what I usually write. The first post in the series explains how it is different and tells the story of the teachers of Spring Lake Park High School (SLPHS) involved in a partnership with Infinite Campus. This post gives voice to the students in the class and the final post introduces a few Infinite Campus employees and lets them share what they learned from the partnership. 

 

Throughout the course of last school year, students in the Technology, Engineering and Design Pathways class at SLPHS visited Infinite Campus twice – once for a tour and to participate in some usability testing and a second time to participate in a Python coding workshop.   Continue reading “Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series”

Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series

Part 1: The teachers

This blog post, which is the first in a series of three, is a little different than what I usually write. I try to inform teachers who use Campus about tools available or updates to the software. I also like to highlight some of the cool things teachers are doing, both to acknowledge them and to inspire others with their stories. This series is different; I will highlight some teachers and students, but I also want to highlight Infinite Campus and share a unique way our company gives back to our local schools  Continue reading “Infinite Campus Partners with Spring Lake Park High School: A series”

Welcome to a new school year!

Dear Teachers, 

A new school year is a chance for a fresh start and a good time set some goals and focus on the things that are the most important. 

My top goal and number one priority is to make your life easier. I want this blog to be a place where I can write directly to you, teachers – to tell you what’s new with Campus and help you use Campus more efficiently. This is a direct line from Infinite Campus to teachers.  Continue reading “Welcome to a new school year!”

School Spotlight: A different kind of schedule at Avalon

This is the third in a four-part series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post and here to read about student projects.) During my visit, the nontraditional schedule stood out as one aspect that was instrumental in making everything work.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: A different kind of schedule at Avalon”

I’m going to ISTE – are you?

This will be my first time attending the ISTE Conference, held this year June 23-26 in Philadelphia. I’m excited to meet and talk to teachers and learn about some of the great things happening in classrooms around the country. In fact, I’m so excited about meeting you that I’m going to give out free gifts to the first 100 Teachers On Campus subscribers who visit the Infinite Campus booth. Just make sure you subscribe by June 15 so I can have your gift ready for you!  Continue reading “I’m going to ISTE – are you?”

School Spotlight: Avalon is project-based

This is the second in a four-part series about Avalon School, a model charter school in St. Paul. (Click here to read the introductory post.) During my visit, I had the opportunity to ask some students about their projects. They were clearly motivated to do the work and passionate about the projects they put together.  Continue reading “School Spotlight: Avalon is project-based”