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Improved Student Gradebook and Online Student Reporting

As we mentioned last week, we have made some notable changes to how our online tools function. We wanted to make online student reporting easier, have functions that made testing students simpler, and redesigned our professional development site for better usability. As of February 1, 2018, the following elements on our site have been updated: Autosave Function on Assessments (click link for our...

Autosave Function for Online K-6 Testing Available

No more completing tests and losing all the answers if something happens!

At Studies Weekly, we get a lot of feedback from you, our valued customers. The other day, one of our teachers reached out on Facebook to ask whether the autosave function would be available soon for online K-6 testing. We want that teacher to know–like we want all of you to know–that we’ve been listening. As a direct result of your feedback, we have begun to roll out a few...

PledgeCents Makes Classroom Fundraising Easy

We have talked to many of our teachers at various education events we attend, such as the NCSS 2017 event in November and the upcoming Empower18 conference in March. A common thread we hear from many teachers is that affording the classroom materials necessary for effective teaching is difficult. On average, teachers spend $600 out of their own pockets towards their classrooms every year...

Online Learning Improves with Student Accounts

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Optimizing online learning in your classroom can be a hefty task. If you are already using the Studies Weekly online tool,  you have probably used or are encouraging your students’ parents to use our Parent Accounts. Most classrooms in the U.S. are connected to the internet today. The internet can be a significant online learning tool in your classroom, but because different students learn...

Studies Weekly Wishes You Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from the Studies Weekly family! As we wrap up 2017 and go into the new year, we wanted to give a shout out to the great teachers who make our work possible. None of us could do this without you, and we are so grateful. We have had a great year and are looking forward to the great things that await in 2018. After some feedback from some of our valued customers, we have decided to...

Increase Parent Involvement with Our Parent Accounts

increase parent involvement with parent accounts at studies weekly

First off, it was so great to see so many of you at NCSS 2017 this year! We also got to engage with a lot of you during our virtual Veterans Day Assembly event. It is always a great pleasure for us to talk to you and find out more about what you’re looking for in your classrooms. These conversations help us build and develop useful tools like the Parent Accounts we’re going over in...

Award Winning Social Studies Teacher Uses Studies Weekly

Award winning social studies teacher Cathy Marston has been using Studies Weekly to increase critical thinking in her students for 15 years.

Cathlina Marston is a fourth grade teacher in Glendora, California. A veteran teacher of 30 years, Marston has been using Studies Weekly in her classroom for the last 15 years. In 2016, Marston won the California Elementary Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award! Highlight Video We are so proud to have educational trailblazers like Cathlina Marston as part of the Studies Weekly...

Employee Profile: Ed Rickers, Company CEO

Before taking command of the Studies Weekly ship, Ed was heavily entrenched in sales as a door to door salesman. Studies Weekly began as a project with its first operations in his garage in the late 90s. Now, two decades later and fueled by Diet Coke and immense passion, Ed has grown his garage project into a successful multimillion dollar company (and we work in a building now, please...

NCSS 2017 Social Studies Conference Wrapup

We attended the 97th NCSS Annual Social Studies Conference this year as we have for the past several years. For the first time in 30 years, the conference was in San Francisco. More than 3,300 educators from all over the country attended the event this year, and we got to meet quite a few of them! Official Adoption in California You may have seen that we were recently officially adopted in the...

Studies Weekly Educational Tools Are in Florida!

Studies Weekly educational tools officially adopted in Florida

In case you missed it, the State of Florida Department of Education has officially adopted the Studies Weekly educational tools for use in all K-5 classrooms for a five-year adoption term. Studies Weekly is officially adopted now in 8 states, including the recent adoption in California. You may have heard about the California adoption at the NCSS17 conference we enjoyed attending recently. ...