FreshGrade has launched FreshGrade Next, a learning network for the age of instant access, combining elements of lesson planners, portfolios, communication systems, and gradebooks into a seamless experience.
Created by a team of Cornell University students, Quarantine Buddy(qbuddy) links isolated students with a “pen pal” to remotely socialize with based on self-reported interests. Users answer a few questions about themselves, and the hosts match them to other people to talk to, either online or by phone.
Close to 130 organizations, including school districts, are participating in Ready4K, a text-messaging program designed to engage parents in students’ literacy development. Parents can “opt in” to receive three text messages each week, covering everything from naming emotions to building confidence and staying active through movement.
The Rhithm app brings remote learning and social–emotional learning into “rhythm.” The app asks students to express their feelings, wellbeing, and engagement using emojis from five categories: mental, energy, emotional, physical, and social.