Description: This is a review of Edsby which is a modern way for educators, parents and students to collaborate and share information about what’s happening in school, in class and how each student is progressing on their learning journey.
Edsby is a modern way for educators, parents and students to collaborate and share information about what’s happening in school, in class and how each student is progressing on their learning journey.
You can access it from any web browser or through a smart phone or a tablet like an iPad. Edsby is freely available in the Apple and Google app stores. Parents and students can stay connected and up to date with what’s going on at school, even if they don’t have a computer or internet connection at home.
Edsby has been carefully designed with strong focus on making teachers lives easier, it brings together many teacher, tasks and activities into one secure easy-to-use place. This includes class announcements, events, information about assignments, upcoming evaluations, assessment results, observations, attendance data and much more.
Teachers see all the classes they are teaching automatically populated with all the students assigned to that class. Edsby even knows all the parents and guardians and their contact information, so teachers don’t have to worry about managing that. The Edsby class is the heart of how Edsby helps teachers and students, every class includes tools, like a seating plan, calendar, journal and library.
It also provides an effective way for teachers to engage with students through online discussions that include modern social media features such as polls and likes. An important part of a teacher’s assessment practice is to capture add dodle evidence of learning by recording observations.
Edsby provides intuitive ways to capture observations including tags, files and pictures. Edsby’s perspective feature helps teachers review all evidence of learning for a specific student, including observations, conversations and assessment results.
It provides graphs and charts that enable teachers to reflect on the data collected over time and identify the students most consistent level of achievement, this helps tremendously in tracking student progress and exercising professional judgment when determining grade results for reporting.
Edsby’s dynamic panorama feature enables teams of teachers to collaborate on the learning journey for individual students, it also provides quick and easy access to the students parent information, timetable information and demographic information. Teachers love to work together by sharing best practices learning materials, resources and more.
Edsby group provides a powerful way for teachers to engage in electronic professional learning communities both within a school and across our school board.
Edsby groups are also a great way to manage a school, clubs, teams and other areas of activities. Educators also know that parents have an important role to play in supporting and encouraging student learning.
Communicating with parents has traditionally been challenging for teachers, as they wrestled with paper in the backpack, maintaining email distribution lists or struggling to keep a public website fresh and up-to-date. Edsby makes sharing assignments, tests dates, assessment information and classroom announcements a snap. It also makes it easy for teachers to send out messages to all parents of students in the class or just the parents of one specific child.
For parents, Edsby brings together all the updates for all the children they have enrolled in the board through one single online space. This makes it far easier for parents to stay connected and follow their children’s progress than ever before.
As parents become more informed about what is happening in class and with their child’s progress, they are in a better position to help their child with time management and arrive at school ready to learn.
Edsby providing educators with everything they need to manage teaching and learning in and out of the classroom, saving teachers time and making their jobs easier, engaging students more effectively through online technology, keeping parents better informed and more involved in their child’s progress.