Edsby for teachers
Edsby streamlines grading, attendance and other boring stuff, and then gives you ways to make your class shine.
Edsby puts it all together for you
There are a million and one things teachers need to deal with. That’s where Edsby comes in. It automates much of your administration work, gives you better insight into your students than you’ve ever had, and gives you new, more efficient ways to communicate with parents and leverage them for the academic success of your students.
Edsby helps you run your classes
The class is the heart of how Edsby helps you manage your school content and communications. Each Edsby class, a conversation timeline, is centered around the conversation taking place in that class. But unlike other approaches, Edsby’s student and parent data isn’t painstakingly entered and managed by the teacher. It comes automatically from your school or district’s student information databases, without YOU having to do anything.
As you post notes in your classes, create assignments and assign homework, these events are shown in the conversation. Students can easily ask questions and post information in the conversation, facilitating the sharing of information among all stakeholders—unlike ad-hoc social media groups which may exclude some students and parents. Edsby conversations allow even shy students to learn from the questions of others.
Edsby manages files automatically
When you upload files or videos to the class, Edsby automatically places them in the class library for easy access. Create class collections and galleries.
Edsby helps with course planning, too
Every Edsby class also includes a course plan. Easily create units and lessons, including references and links to useful resources for students and parents. As you teach, you can indicate which unit is currently being taught or show that a unit has been completed. Just another way that Edsby help you keep parents and students in the loop.
A grade book in every class
Each Edsby class includes a world-class grade book that allows you to use your preferred marking and evaluation scheme and make anecdotal and formative assessments. Easily share marks with students and parents. You can even make subjective comments and exercise professional judgement on students’ assessments.
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 you in control
With Edsby, the teachers don’t just participate in the class, they control it. As the teacher, you can edit or delete any message or file in the class without having to call IT. And if you want to, you can let parents come into your Edsby classes so they can see things like the course plan and the class conversation. On the other hand, you might prefer a closed class. Edsby leaves the choice up to you.
Edsby gives you the whole picture for the kids you teach
Edsby automatically tracks, filters and displays recent and relevant conversations for all of the kids you teach. Never feel left out of the loop again. Whether it’s changes to a student’s address, or another teacher posting a mark or a discipline event, Edsby makes sure you see what you need to know in a secure area, available only to teachers and school staff.
You and your colleagues can make notes about students and observations about learning progress. Access students’ schedules and assignments so you can see what their workloads look like and whether they are getting assignments in on time in other courses.
Badges can be added to the student’s information, so you can tell if the student has a special status, for example a peanut allergy or an IEP.
Ways to improve parental engagement
Edsby has been specially built to allow parents to log in and see the academic status of their children in real time. It presents their homework, their attendance, the specifics of what they’re being taught in each class each day and how their performance in each course stacks up. You, the teacher, finally have an ongoing way to share details of how your students are doing above and beyond periodic parent-teacher interviews.
Edsby tracks details of every parent so you don’t have to. You also see the exact rights that each parent has with regard to each of their children—critical in today’s world of blended families.
And when the time comes to email parents with updates, do it easily, without having to run and maintain a separate email service.