eduBoards - Real Benefits for Real People
Teachers Use eduBoards "No more excuses! I post homework assignments and my expectations onto my eduBoard; students and their parents have fair warning of exactly what is expected and when. EduBoards has dramatically decreased the confusion in dealing with over 100 students and their families. The best way I can think of to describe eduBoards is that it gives me confidence that we are all operating from the same set of assumptions."
"Initially I was worried about putting my instructional material and class information onto the Internet. I have a full load, and not enough hours in the day as it is. I didn't have time to learn a new skill. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy eduBoards is to use."
"Think about it for a moment; no more excuses for late homework or students missing class events! By empowering students to review or printout a comprehensive calendar of class events and assignment due dates at any time from any computer [all students in the Tacoma Public School system have access to district computers at some point during their school day!], teachers can expect increased compliance."
Students Use eduBoards "EduBoards means that I always know where I can go to get my assignments and find resources. At first I thought that it would be a hassle; having my mom know exactly what was due when, but it has really turned out to make us more of a team."
"When I first entered middle school I found it difficult to keep track of what was going on in each of my classes. The interactive calendar lets me print out all of the important dates for all of my classes; that was a big help."
Parents Use eduBoards "I am so pleased with eduBoards. The website has allowed me to become so much more constructively involved in my children's education. By knowing what assignments are due, when, and what my kids are doing in each of their classes, I can be their ally instead of constantly interrogating them for information. Describe eduBoards? Peace of mind."
"When my wife and I got divorced three years ago it became a constant struggle to keep both of us informed about all of the details of what was happening in our kids’ classes. Now we both have a concise knowledge of what is expected when; it has eliminated the kids playing my ex-wife and I against each other when it comes to school."
"Our school district is looking into making the student grading system a part of eduBoards. I can't wait, as this will give me a single, easy-to-use resource showing me exactly what my son's academic obligations are, and how he is doing once they are turned in. I will be able to spot areas where he may need more help before he gets behind!"
Grandparents Use eduBoards "We live on the opposite coast from your granddaughter and see her only once a year. In the past we have always tried to talk with her on the phone - but thinking of things to talk about was difficult. Now my husband and I both visit her classes’ eduBoards and always have a variety of things to talk about. We feel included in her education. Thank you."
Coaches Use eduBoards "EduBoards is a great way to get the word out about practice and to advertise big games in a public forum."
Webmasters Use eduBoards "EduBoards has dramatically decreased my frustration level and work load. Most of our teachers have wanted to publish to the web for several years now, but had neither foundation nor desire to learn web-publishing techniques; they thought my job was to take their ideas and put them on the web. Now everyone can easily place the content they want on their own board, leaving me free to manage the web-infrastructure. From my point of view, eduBoards is a win-win web tool."
Principals Use eduBoards "EduBoards' administrative communications capabilities allow me to maintain open lines of communications with all of my teachers, and allow me to place messages that effect my school, on every eduBoard associated with my school, with a simple click of the mouse!"
District Administrators Use eduBoards "We finally have a tool to easily publish messages, both within the district and with our constituents. This tool will revolutionize many aspects of communications for our district. We are also realizing substantial savings in printing costs; eduBoards paid for itself within the first few months just on savings."
Department Heads Use eduBoards "EduBoards allows me to publish messages targeted at all teachers in the district within the math department, in real-time. I am also able to conduct discussion forums for all teachers in the district. EduBoards has made my job easier in the current era of rapidly changing assessment and curriculum requirements."