Perhaps the most challenging part of beginning a new school year is building strong relationships. Not only do teachers and students need to bond, but educators also need to bond with students’ families. Istation can help.
Deveda S., a 3rd grade Reading and English/Language Arts Team Leader at a charter school in Florida, said she believes Istation helped her build that critical school-to-home connection. Use of Istation Home allows parents to take part in the learning process while customizable reports can provide talking points for parent-teacher conferences.
“One of the things I really appreciate about Istation is the fact that when used at home, parents have the opportunity to identify specifically where it is that their child is having challenges,” Deveda said. “They have a chance to see specifically how long that child spent thinking about a question. It allows them time to say ok, let’s try that over again. It gives parents accountability and it keeps the students accountable as well.”
Deveda said Istation data helped her communicate to parents or guardians. ”The data is just so important,” she said. “Data drives you to the goal -- which is student success.”
She added, “Success is easy to identify as well as challenge areas. For example, I can tell parents I see a child is doing well with fluency, but that vocabulary is an area where this student is struggling,” she said. “It lets me see that these are the areas we need to work on so we can push this particular student on.”