Edsby for teachers
Edsby streamlines grading, attendance and other administrivia, and then gives teachers ways to make their classes shine.
Edsby pulls it all together for teachers
There are a million and one things teachers need to deal with. Enter Edsby. It automates much of teachers’ administration work, gives teachers better insight into students than they’ve ever had, and enables new, more efficient ways to communicate with parents and enroll them as partners in the academic success of their students.
Edsby helps teachers run their classes
The Edsby class, a Facebook-like timeline, is the heart of Edsby. Teachers get one for each class they teach. But unlike other approaches, student and parent data isn’t painstakingly entered and managed by the teacher. It comes automatically from the school or district’s databases, without teachers having to do anything. Teachers can post notes in their classes, or create assignments and assign homework. Students can easily ask questions and post information of their own. Even shy students learn from others.
Edsby manages teaching content
When teachers upload files or videos to their Edsby classes, Edsby automatically places them in a class library for easy access. Collections and galleries are easy to create and re-use.
A grade book in every class
Each Edsby class includes a powerful grade book that allows teachers to use their preferred marking and evaluation scheme and make anecdotal and formative assessments. Grades are easily shared with students and parents. Teachers can even make subjective comments and exercise professional judgement on students’ grades.
Edsby helps with course planning
Every Edsby class also includes a course plan. Teaches can easily create units and lessons, including references and links to useful resources for students and parents. It’s easy to indicate which unit is currently being taught or show that a unit has been completed. Students and their parents are kept in the loop with zero extra effort.
Photo wall view of students
Edsby classes also have a face cloud showing all of the students registered in the class. Fabulous for the beginning of term, or for substitute teachers.
Edsby puts teachers in control
With Edsby, the teachers don’t just participate in the class, they control it. Teachers can edit or delete any message or file in the class. Teachers can let parents come into their Edsby classes so they can see things like the course plan and the class conversation. Or if a teacher prefers a closed class, Edsby leaves it up to them.
The whole picture for each student
Edsby tracks and can filter and display recent and relevant conversations and developments for all the kids a student teaches. Whether it’s changes to a student’s address, or other teachers posting a mark or a discipline event, Edsby makes sure teachers see what you need to know in a secure area, available only to teachers and school staff.
Teachers can make notes about students and observations about their learning progress. See what students workloads look like and whether they’re getting assignments in on time in other courses.
Badges can be added to the student’s information, so staff can tell if a student has a special status, for example a peanut allergy or an IEP.
Improved parental engagement
Edsby gives parents their own special way to log in and see the academic status of their children in real time. It presents kids’ homework, attendance, the specifics of what they’re being taught in each class each day and their performance in each course. Parents get a realtime view of how their students are doing without teachers having to do anything extra.
Edsby tracks details of every parent so teachers don’t have to. Teachers also see the exact rights that each parent has with regard to their children—critical in today’s world of blended families.
And when the time comes to email parents with updates, secure permission for field trips or to book parent-teacher interviews, Edsby lets teachers do it easily without having to maintain parent contact info themselves.
Keeps PD ongoing and fun
It’s harder than ever for teachers to get together with colleagues at the same time and place. The group collaboration capabilities of Edsby can build collaborative inquiry online and foster professional learning anytime, anywhere—even with counterparts across the whole district. More about Edsby for professional development »
And… it’s super easy to learn
We know not every teacher wants to learn new software. And we know they don’t all learn the same way. So we have a whole set of ways to help teachers get up to speed. Here are eight things we do to help teachers master Edsby »