New Survey Shows Value Of Community Service In College Admissions

By Derek Newton
04/05/2018 on Forbes

…“We’ve known for some time that colleges strongly consider community service in admissions decisions,” Michele Pitman, the Founder & CEO, intelliVOL, maker of x2VOL, said. “We’ve just never really known how much of an influence it is – and so this is great news for students who now have the ability to demonstrate who they are outside of the classroom,” she said….Read full article here.

By | 2018-10-24T19:54:47+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Client Articles, x2vol|

Tech Makes it easier for schools and students to track and report community service for college applications

By Wayne D’Orio
08/29/2018 on TeacherCast

…x2VOL is a program that can not only eliminate the scraps of paper and Post-it Notes while tallying a student’s service time, but it can also add meaning to the experiences and help point the way for students to calmly, and accurately, complete their applications to show their best side…Read full article here.

By | 2018-09-04T19:41:15+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Client Articles, x2vol|

The value of service learning

By: Jill Stafford
07/12/2018 on Smart Brief

…We now use an electronic system from x2VOL to track all of this data, which was a giant leap forward. And as of 2018, our students can order an Official Service Transcript to tie their service together in one neat, verifiable package….Read full article here.

By | 2018-07-18T22:43:35+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Client Articles, x2vol|

Why Community Service Matters On College Apps

By Andrea Carter
04/11/2018 on Poets and Quants

…Michele Pitman, CEO and founder of intelliVOL, which is the creator of the tracking platform x2VOL, says she launched the service because she believes the future of admissions is colleges requiring a record of applicants’ community involvement just as they do transcripts to verify GPA and SAT scores. “More and more colleges are looking for ways to get a clearer picture of a student’s fit at their school,” she says…Read full article here.

By | 2018-04-16T20:34:03+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Client Articles, x2vol|

Cedar Grove High School introduces service initiative

By Owen Proctor
12/07/2017 on NewJersey.com

…Through x2VOL, students can find service opportunities, receive reminders, and track their progress against the goals via their digital dashboard…Read full article here.

By | 2017-12-15T00:00:36+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Client Articles, x2vol|

Community Service: An Overlooked Measure of Personal Growth and Predictor of College Success

By Michele Pitman, Guest Contributor
11/21/2017 on MDR Education

…I developed x2VOL with the belief that through service students experience personal growth that can be quantified. This may not be a direct cause-effect relationship, but the number of hours students serve and their reflections about that service can be an indicator of personal growth…Read full article here.

By | 2017-11-28T20:56:24+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Client Articles, x2vol|

Making Service Learning More Than Service

Guest Column by Dennis Pierce
04/12/2017 on EdTech Digest

…“It is enormously difficult to make students tell you anything personally significant about their community service,” says Michele Pitman, who created the platform, x2VOL… Read full article here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:23+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Client Articles, x2vol|

x2VOL Improves Tracking of NHS Service Hours

By Matthew Lynch
03/17/2017 on The Edovcate

…With more than 14 million approved hours recorded via this online system, x2VOL is the most widely used service tracking platform in K-12 education…Read full article here.

By | 2017-06-23T23:42:42+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Client Articles, x2vol|

Guilford County Schools Adopts New Service Learning Management Tool

By Leila Meyer
09/14/16 on THE Journal

Guilford County Schools in North Carolina is implementing a new app for students to track their service learning hours. Read full article here.

By | 2016-09-19T06:19:28+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Client Articles, x2vol|

Guilford Co. Schools Get x2VOL to Track Service Learning

GREENSBORO — Guilford County Schools students who had issues with an app to track their service learning hours are getting a new tool this school year.
Watch news story here.

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:24+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Client Articles, x2vol|

Article: Using Software for Making Student Service Manageable

An effective service-learning program can help students learn important Christian values. But service-learning programs often have many aspects to manage, making them challenging to oversee.

Read the article in Christian School Products magazine.

x2VOL, by intelliVOL, Picked as Top 100 Education Product for Third Year

DALLAS — December 4, 2014 District Administration editors have again picked x2VOL as a Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product for 2014. Each December, the magazine highlights the top products enhancing learning in districts nationwide. x2VOL from intelliVOL was nominated by schools which use the product to make community service programs for service learning or student service easier to manage. Click to Tweet.

Read full release here DA_top100_2014v2

By | 2017-09-29T20:57:41+00:00 December 4th, 2014|award, intellivol, intelliVOL press releases, Press Releases, x2vol|

x2VOL, by intelliVOL, Added to Pearson School Systems List of Partners

x2VOL Simplifies Management and Reporting of High School Community Service Programs

DALLAS — October 29, 2014 — Pearson School Systems has added x2VOL by intelliVOL to its list of Independent Service Vendors. x2VOL solves the problem schools have in managing the community service and volunteer hours their high school students give to nonprofits. x2VOL simplifies management, verification and reporting for student service programs, making hours submission and verification a turn-key process. Administrators and students can also easily generate reports as needed for scholarship and college applications. Click to Tweet.

Read more on Businesswire.

eSchoolNews Readers’ Choice Awards

Congratulations to my clients for the Readers’ Choice Awards 2014! Fifty education products selected by teachers/administrators for their effectiveness.

…“Schoology has a great, easy to use interface that students and faculty really love,” said John Case, technology coordinator for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. “Academic content standards are included, and a new analytics tool
[helps] teachers in identifying students who are struggling.”

…The website is “an awesome way to connect your classes with an expert or even other classes around the country that are studying the same units,” said LeAnn Waldie, instructional technologist for the Godley Independent School District in Texas.

x2VOL by intelliVOL (Honorable Mention)

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By | 2017-09-29T20:57:41+00:00 August 18th, 2014|award, intellivol, Nepris, x2vol|
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NCEA Hosts Webinar on Student Service May 22

The Positive Impact of Service on College Applications: Digital Record Keeping 
Date: May 22, 2014 (live webinar) at 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. ET
Who: Educators, teachers, counselors, and administrators in private and public schools
Cost: Free to NCEA members and non-members
Register: http://www.ncea.org/events/impact-service-college-application-how-make-tracking-service-hours-digital-your-students

“This will be a great way to learn how to efficiently manage student service hours in public and private schools,” said Michele Pitman, CEO of intelliVOL, which developed the x2VOL tracking and reporting system.

By | 2015-02-25T23:04:07+00:00 May 19th, 2014|intellivol, webinar, x2vol|