Edsby creates a safe, structured virtual space for every class in a district, where students learn and interact. And Edsby classes include an array of time-saving systems like attendance, course planning and more.
Familiar social media-like feed
Edsby creates a social media-like space for every class in every school in a district. Then it puts in the right students and teachers, automatically, so staff doesn’t have to manage it. It’s a safe, structured place for a class to interact, share and learn digital citizenship, where even shy kids get a voice. Ideal for flipped classrooms and blended learning.
Automatic setup of students & parents
Edsby uses schools’ systems to set up and manage students and teachers in classes. Teachers don’t have to send codes home for parents.
Polls, tests, files & parent access
Teachers can create polls and online tests, and organize files in a class library. They can also give parents realtime access to assignments and the course plan. Every class has a wiki-like knowledge base for collecting information.
A comprehensive real-time online attendance system gives teachers a fast, simple way of entering attendance, eliminating student “runners” to the office. Sophisticated late slip handling, management of planned absences with parents and works on mobile devices, too.
Attendance can be taken in Edsby and pushed to the district’s system of record, or pulled from the system and displayed in Edsby.
Powerful features enable teachers to build out curriculum and re-use it year to year. Teachers can outline courses in units and organize lesson plans, journals, homework, assessments and more. Everything can be easily rearranged as necessary and repurposed as needed.
Teachers across a school or district can co-develop curriculum in Edsby and easily cut and paste it. Content from other systems can be imported or accessed through open standards.
Each Edsby class shows where students are seated in the room. Ideal for beginning of term or substitute teachers.