Alyssa Boyce

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Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success

07/19/2018 on Campus Technology

…By mining data from Turnitin Originality Check, the Unizin Data Platform will be able to generate insights into how student writing progress and performance are linked to graduation rates….Read full article here.

By |2018-07-20T21:11:43+00:00July 20th, 2018|Client Articles, Turnitin|

Incentivizing Great Behavior in Challenging School Settings

By: Wayne D’Orio
07/13/2018 on Getting Smart

…As the initiative caught on with students, staff noticed the change in their demeanor. The number of students late for every period has plummeted from 200 to about 15, the number of students who are tardy to school has plummeted from 619 (at the beginning of the school year) to 56, and the number of fights involving three or more students has decreased from 16 in 2015 to just three in 2016, the Vice Principal says…Read full article here.

By |2018-07-18T23:16:16+00:00July 18th, 2018|Client Articles, Hero K12|

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+00:00July 18th, 2018|Client Articles, x2vol|

Technology Turnaround Stories from Hawaii and California

By Wayne D’Orio
07/11/2018 on Ask a Tech Teacher

…The school is even giving out extra Hero points for good grades with each A earning students 100 points. According to Kamiko, “by offering points for exemplary grades, we not only motivate students to pass all of their classes, but we motivate them to excel.”…Read full article here.

By |2018-07-11T20:19:01+00:00July 11th, 2018|Client Articles, Hero K12|

Campus IT can be a path to one-stop service centers

By Ray Lefebvre
07/02/2018 on EdScoop

…Fundamental to our creation of a centralized IT service center is the TDX platform from TeamDynamix, which combines IT and enterprise service management with project portfolio management….Read full article here.


By |2018-07-06T18:03:37+00:00July 6th, 2018|Client Articles, TeamDynamix|

How unis can beat the cheats by finding ‘fingerprints’ in their essays

By Henrietta Cook
06/26/2018 on The Age

…The software, which has been created by US-based company Turnitin and will be launched later this year, is being developed and tested at Australian institutions including Deakin University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Wollongong and the University of Queensland…Read full article here.

By |2018-06-27T22:21:10+00:00June 27th, 2018|Client Articles, Turnitin|

How rewarding positive behavior turned around our school

By Chelsea Ramirez and Jacob Rosario
June 11, 2018 on EdSource

….In 2015, our school started using Hero, which is a management system for teachers to award points to students for being on time, being dressed appropriately, being ready to learn and other appropriate behaviors…Read full article here.

By |2018-06-29T20:45:12+00:00June 16th, 2018|Client Articles, Hero K12|

How IT departments can help combat contract cheating

By Bill Loller
06/11/2018 on EdScoop

…Today, there is still basic plagiarism, but there is a new form of plagiarism called contract cheating (sometimes referred to as ghostwriting) where students hire someone to write an original paper specifically to fill an assignment’s requirements. We suspect that students are spending millions of dollars on contract cheating sites…Read full article here.

By |2018-06-29T20:56:31+00:00June 13th, 2018|Client Articles, Turnitin|

Topic Sheet – Fun Math Activities for Parents to Prevent the Summer Slide [Harrison & ORIGO Education]

By Daniel Christian
05/30/2018 on Learning Ecosystems

…For stories on the Summer Slide, math education experts at ORIGO Education have compiled a list of activities and resources for parents to do with their young children….Read full article here.

By |2018-06-29T21:04:12+00:00June 1st, 2018|Client Articles|

This Company Lets Its 40 Employees Choose Which Benefits Are Important

By Barbara Kiviat
05/23/18 on INC

EvoText doesn’t seem like a textbook example of a tech startup. Granted, its 40 full-time employees enjoy great benefits, a liberal time-off policy, and many of the other perks of techdom….Read full article here.

By |2018-05-24T21:36:15+00:00May 24th, 2018|Client Articles, EvoText|

Positive focus; Positive behaviors

By Karessa Parish
05/22/2018 on Ask a Tech Teacher

…We decided to refocus our attention to be intentional in recognizing positive everyday occurrences that had been overlooked for too long and we picked Hero to help us do this…Read full article here.

By |2018-05-23T18:30:19+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Client Articles, Hero K12|

Hello, Parent… Your Child is Doing Great!

By Terrance Williams
05/10/2018 on Tech & Learning

…At Lincoln Middle School in Passaic, New Jersey, we are using a behavior management platform called Hero to acknowledge and reinforce positive behaviors among students and flip the ratio of positive to negative communications…Read full article here.

By |2018-05-14T07:30:19+00:00May 14th, 2018|Client Articles, Hero K12|

Stopping The Ping Pong Effect: Improving Service across Campus for Students, Faculty and Staff

By Rhonda Spells-Fentry
05/2018 on Education Technology Insights

…To do this, PGCC has invested in TeamDynamix, a service management platform with integrated project portfolio management. The technology encompasses a broad range of needs from ticketing to problem and incident management, change management, asset tracking and project portfolio management all on one platform…Read full article here.



By |2018-05-10T19:21:11+00:00May 10th, 2018|Client Articles, TeamDynamix|

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

By: Tara García Mathewson
05/02/2018 on Hechinger Report

….The “meet a pro” activities primarily happen virtually, through Nepris, a platform that connects industry professionals with classrooms. Hidalgo said Cajon Valley teachers can’t be expected to coordinate classroom visits with professionals from each of the many careers….Read full article here.

By |2018-05-10T19:12:01+00:00May 10th, 2018|Client Articles, Nepris|

Ask a Tech Teacher: How a Senior Writing Project Helped

By Jacqui 
04/18/2018 on Ask a Tech Teacher

…“We explained that Feedback Studio and Revision Assistant were the right digital resources to help improve student writing skills, dovetailing with the qualities students were already being taught in the classroom,” Nelson said…Read full article here.

By |2018-04-23T07:53:43+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Client Articles, Turnitin|