Join the Classkick Team!

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Join the Classkick Team!

Become a Classkick Ambassador or Mentor

Thank you, amazing Classkick Teachers, for the great feedback you provide to your students daily. The creative ways you use Classkick to drive student engagement continue to inspire us.

Today, we are excited to announce a new opportunity to expand the Classkick Community: Ambassadors and Mentors.

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Students — Record Your Voice!

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Students — Record Your Voice!

Students can now insert their own audio into Classkick! They are loving the ability to demonstrate their growth in fluency and read with expression. Even better, once the audio is in Classkick, students are getting tons of feedback from both teachers and classmates.

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Teachers — Share an Assignment!

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Teachers — Share an Assignment!

We know that teachers love to share resources. We’re amazed at how much educators collaborate with other teachers, teaching assistants, student teachers and RTI coordinators to offer ideas, teaching methodologies, and material to the world.

Now these super teachers can share Classkick assignments with each other at the touch of a button. Not only can their colleagues use the assignments with students immediately, but they can take a copy and modify it for themselves.

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Your Biggest Request

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Your Biggest Request

Years ago, as a math teacher in Chicago, I had a classroom full of devices that I couldn’t use. The software for them was terrible. Our administration had been sold gadgets and programs that didn’t actually help our students, and no one was making products that fit into my daily work as a teacher. So I did it myself by building Classkick.

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A Sneak Peek at Classkick v2.5

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A Sneak Peek at Classkick v2.5

To reach students, educators must be able to provide them with motivating, individualized feedback. That’s why we built Classkick — to give educators a better way to address the struggles of their students. Our journey began as an iPad app, and we are now paving the way for a web-based version for teachers using Chromebooks, laptops and desktops. The first major step in getting the web version ready will be the release of Classkick v2.5 on iPad in late July!

Not only does Classkick v2.5 for iPad lay the technical foundation for Classkick on the Web, but we’ve completely redesigned the teacher experience to be more intuitive. For example, the new version includes a separate view for Rosters and also allows teachers to search for assignments by name.

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Improving Classroom Culture: 5 Ideas for Implementing Peer Feedback

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Improving Classroom Culture: 5 Ideas for Implementing Peer Feedback

Looking to improve your classroom culture for next school year? Have you considered coaching your students to provide each other with great feedback?

Real learning requires a community of students that help each other make meaningful connections. Peer feedback facilitates social interactions and collaborative moments that are vital for student learning.

How Do I Implement Students Providing Feedback?

Here are 5 ideas:

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Why Students Have Classkick on the Web and Teachers Don’t

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Why Students Have Classkick on the Web and Teachers Don’t

Last week we released Classkick for students on the web, but teachers still need an iPad to use the app. Here’s why:

Although Classkick started off on iPads, under-resourced schools are moving towards lower-cost Chromebooks. This was our chance not only to increase access to Classkick for low-income students but also to support affordable technology.

As soon as it was ready, we released a free web version of Classkick for students at app.classkick.com. Now, instead of needing a class set of iPads, any teacher with just one iPad can use Classkick with their students on Chromebooks, desktops, laptops and/or iPads.

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Classkick Launches on Student Chromebooks

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Classkick Launches on Student Chromebooks

Education App Increases Student Access to Feedback Technology

Chicago, IL May 16th, 2016 — Classkick, a leading education technology provider, has launched a free web-based version of their popular iPad app. Their feedback platform is now available to any student with a Chromebook, desktop or laptop computer.

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Teachers Making Themselves Unneeded

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Teachers Making Themselves Unneeded

On Tuesday, March 8th, we walked into Chicago Bulls College Prep (CBCP) to witness the “magic” at the highest-performing campus in the Noble Street Charter School system. Our first stop was Mr. Kuzma’s room where he was setting up norms for a discussion. Students reviewed the expectations to:

  • be clearly audible
  • not use pronouns
  • be exhaustive
  • be confident, and
  • remember the goal: group mastery for 42 students

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Update for Equity

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Update for Equity

We believe that all students deserve equal access to resources and technology. That’s why our goal is to make Classkick available to all students — regardless of what device they can access. Our first step towards equity was to give every student the ability to view their work from the web. Now we’re updating to make sure students can do work from any device.

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Students — Take a Picture!

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Students — Take a Picture!

Students can now add pictures in Classkick! They love showing images of their science experiments, math manipulatives, and art projects. Even better, students are getting tons of feedback on their visual work from both teachers and classmates.

To get the new image feature, have students update Classkick on their iPads.

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