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Classroom Experience

End of Year Progression

While students are running off to summer break, teachers are preparing their FACTS Student Information System (SIS) database for next school year. Fear not! We’re here to help you wrap up 2018-2019 and get things ready for the next school…
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SIS
Classroom Experience School Operations

3 Report Card Mistakes (and Fixes)

With summer right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to get answers to common FACTS SIS Report Card questions. Why does the Report Card show duplicate classes or classes that a student has dropped? Classes will show for students…
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SIS
Classroom Experience School Operations

3 Tips for Database Cleaning

Time to spring clean your FACTS Student Information System (SIS) database! Here are three tips to tidy up. Remove duplicates. Duplication happens when families or family members are not correctly linked in the synchronization process of online application and enrollment….
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SIS
Classroom Experience School Operations

Tips to Utilize Parents in the Classroom

When you think about classroom management, what comes to mind? You may think of the relationship between the teacher and the student — but what role does the parent play? The importance of parental involvement is at an all-time high…
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Administration
Classroom Experience

Why Principal Prefers Video Observations

St. Columba is a PreK-8 school with about 250 students. They have one section per grade level, 15 teachers, three aides and a very limited, but dedicated support staff. The principal at St. Columba must serve in all capacities —…
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FACTS Ed Professional Development
Classroom Experience Leadership Development School Operations

Instagram in the Classroom

Integrating Instagram into the classroom is a fun way to get students engaged. Here are some of the most creative classroom uses of Instagram that we’ve come across: EdWeek has a roundup of several ideas. The Art of Education discusses…
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Classroom Experience

Digital Citizenship Plays a Role in the Classroom

How the tools schools need are changing For many generations, we have been teaching civics in our schools; students are taught how our government works and who we are as a nation. We want students to feel empowered to become…
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Classroom Experience

Teaching Kids to Code

Learning to code at an early age has immediate positive effects both in the short- and long-term. There is a still a skill shortage in the computer science industry. Students who start coding when they’re young have a greater chance…
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Classroom Experience Leadership Development

Teaching With Movies

Want to engage your students in new and exciting ways? Try creating or using lesson plans that center around movies or TV shows! The following are some great films/TV shows for you to show in your classroom, with links to accompanying lesson…
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Classroom Experience