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Education Intentions for the New Year

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/__EOgCDiNR/   As you welcome 2016 to your lives, remember to welcome new ideas into the classroom. Here are a few ideas and links to keep things fresh in the coming year. Enjoy! FastDirect Communications tools to try: Intend to… FDmail your parents regularly, inform them on upcoming events, contact them with updates on their [...]

Q & A With Gold Star Teachers: Star at Sacred Heart

Star Pedron is the upbeat and energetic 5th grade teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Patterson, CA. Her passion for teaching shows in her creative lesson plans, her willingness to try something new, and her ever present enthusiasm for her kids. Star was a winner in our Holly Jolly Contest last year because of her outstanding use of technology, including [...]

FastDirect Q & A with Gold Star Teachers

Gold Star Teacher ~ Stephanie Koch Meet Stephanie Koch, who loves teaching middle school students “with all of their ups and downs, their keen sense of justice and humor.” Mrs. Koch has 28 years of education experience and teaches Language Arts to the seventh and eighth grades at Our Lady of Fatima in Lakewood, CO. She is held in great [...]

Implement New Tech – Make a Plan!

Are you planning on implementing a new tech this summer or next year? Creating a plan which includes support for your staff and open communication with your whole community is paramount. Help foster a growth mindset for your whole community (not just for the kids) and promote a collaborative community to increase excitement for change! Here's a little inspirational piece to share [...]

Monthly Mentions Newsletter: Tips, New Features and More

February 2015 - It's Registration Time! Registration is here and we would like to help make it easier. There are several features in FastDirect that make this possible. Here are some of those features: Registration report Online registration and re-registration Registration finance account File upload/file attachment for forms Links to post forms for parents WildCard fields to track [...]

Password and Security Best Practices

Passwords are like keys in the online world. They open the locks that are in place to protect your online identity. Whether it’s for your school information system or your personal email and social media sites, passwords are an important layer of security. This week I've put together password and security best practices, which will help protect your online identity. As an [...]

Helping Teachers with Technology Integration

Integrating technology in school is an important part of professional development today. My experience with this subject comes from helping schools integrate our school management software. I see firsthand how important being able to successfully integrate a new technology is for schools. This week I thought it would be helpful to share some expert tips from Edutopia. Teachers, support staff, and [...]

What’s New? An Update To Teacher Web Pages!

What’s new in our school management software? This is exciting stuff! We recently released an update to our FastDirect Communications BulletinBoards. “What are BulletinBoards?” you may ask. Well, they are also called classroom web pages, teacher web pages, teacher websites, or even faculty web pages. Furthermore, our version of the teacher web page also integrates with our online grade book, [...]

Better Parent-Teacher Relationships

Quality communication between the school and home means a two-way contact that is consistent, positive, and meaningful. With both teachers and parents being extremely busy, using technology to stay in touch is imperative for better parent-teacher relationships. The teachers I work with, who use technology to help build a parent-teacher relationship, experience more positive conversations with parents. For example, they [...]

Top Education Technology Blogs

The education blog world contains a lot of information and chatter, however, certain voices stand out. Following the blogs that stand out to you is definitely a fun way to learn.  Because we provide a school management system (school information system), we also help schools integrate technology into their daily lives. We see how the whole school community is constantly [...]