Top 5 Holiday Classroom Activities for Teachers

One of the biggest holidays of the year is just around the corner and if you are celebrating and school is still in session, here are some fun arts and crafts, classroom ideas teachers may like to do with their students this week.

These different activities are designed to also boost creativity and knowledge, as well as be interactive and joyous. Feel free to adjust the theme to make it more suitable for your class.

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Top 14 Classroom Ideas for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is that one time of the year where teachers all across America can think of fun Thanksgiving activities for their students that will definitely put them into the holiday mood! 

Many different Thanksgiving activities can be done during class time and these are our top classroom activities you can do with your students, from elementary to high school, to bring some fall excitement into your school.

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The Best Online Report Card System Every School Needs  

A report card is one of the most important documents that students will receive every year. Yet every report card season, though exciting, can be a very time-consuming and difficult period, especially for teachers. Manually entering all the results from different assignments, quizzes, and tests for every single student doesn’t just take time due to having to remember information or trying to recall forgotten scores, or having to go through the endless amount of paper, but is also prone to errors being made even though a calculator is being used. This then leads to rushing to get report cards done by the due date, and most likely a lot of overtime done.   

No wonder report card season is so stressful and teachers are under a lot of pressure! Whilst the end of report card season is rewarding, especially for the students, school administrators need to find ways to help the teachers during this taxing time.  

Not to worry, as QuickSchools is here to help! We have 9 reasons why signing up with QuickSchools will provide you with the best report card system you have ever had!  

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Teacher Attendance App

Attendance data management is not just about the students – it’s also for teachers. To create a holistic view of attendance statistics, attendance tracking extends to the entire ecosystem of the school. This means for your teachers too. 

The Teacher Attendance App essentially allows you to:

  • Take attendance for all your teachers in your school
  • Tabulates an attendance history so you can see a summary of attendance for the active semester
  • 3 types of attendance available (present, absent, tardy) 

Configuring Access

Here you can configure access for the Teacher Attendance  App depending on which users you want to be able to take attendance for the teachers. Only users who have been configured here will see this app appear on their menu. 

Taking Attendance

Just like taking attendance for students, the Teacher Attendance App works in a similar way. Just click the “Take Attendance” button and begin tracking your teachers. 

 Once the app is installed, it will automatically pull the teacher names and auto populate them into the app.

Just click on any of the 3 predefined options (present, absent, tardy) and the status will update from “not yet taken” to your selected option. 

Hit the “clear” button to change the status back to “not yet taken”. This is useful if you’ve accidentally pressed the wrong button or incorrectly marked attendance for any particular teacher. 

Viewing Attendance History 

So now that you’ve taken attendance, you can see the attendance summary per teacher for the active semester. This is a valuable snapshot for your school to identify teacher absenteeism for your active semester.

Your feedback is always valuable for us to serve you better. So do drop us a message to share your thoughts via the chat function or write to us at: support@quickschools.com! We hope this app comes in handy and look forward to hearing from you.

QuickSchools for Special Education

QuickSchools is fantastic for managing complex records and reports, such as the files kept for special education students. If you’re looking at how to setup your account to work best, given a handful of special education students – or a whole school body – here are some of the ways that we recommend tracking information.

The Students module can store tons of information - here are a few of the ways in which to use it for Special Education
The Students module can store tons of information – here are a few of the ways in which to use it for Special Education

Managing Records & Files

There are quite a few features that might be helpful for tracking forms, files, and special accommodations. Here are some highlights…

  • Documents – this tab in the Students module is like an online file-folder as it allows  for files to be uploaded and stored online, with the student’s primary record. It’s great for IEPs, 504-plans, or other official files – written accommodations or otherwise.
  • Medical – this tab in the student record is a tidy way to enter student medical information. For situations where there are special accommodations due to allergies, illness, or physical disabilities, the medical tab can be a clear and helpful way to track the information.
  • Custom Fields – this particular section of the student records is super-flexible, so it can be used as a way to make notes on a file. For example, students’ record can have custom fields areas for writing out necessary accommodations, or leaving notes for other teachers about how to work with a student
  • Private Messaging – As a communication system for special education teams, Private Messaging is a very powerful tool. It’s easy to have just one thread for each student’s group of support people. Parents and students can also be included in their special education threads, if needed.

Grading

Because QuickSchools is so flexible, there are quite a few different ways of going about managing grades are reports for special education classes. Here’s some information on the different features in the system that might be helpful.Read More »