In the 2.5 years of our existence, Front Row has continually relied on teacher feedback to improve our platform. One piece of feedback that we heard time and again is that the buttons on our teacher dashboard aren't clear enough, especially for teachers who are new to our site. 'Why are the IBL lessons in a different place?', 'how do I assign benchmark assessments and where do I see the results for those?' and 'what are the different types of practice assignments students can do on Front Row' were questions we commonly heard. After speaking to teachers about how to make our site more clear and navigable, we started our improvements with a new teacher dashboard!
If you’re a teacher, you’re probably on Pinterest. In 2014, 1.3 education-related pins were posted every single day. According to a survey by USC’s School of Education, 38% of teachers use Pinterest to find resources for their classroom. And that’s where our next contest comes in!
Whether it’s SBAC, PARCC or another indecipherable acronym, testing is top of mind for teachers and students at this time of year. While teachers want their students to prepare for success on these assessments, they don’t want students to feel stressed or defeated during that preparation. Rather, they want students to feel motivated, engaged, and ready to succeed. Front Row can help!