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Survey Results: Teachers Are Incredible

Posted by Phil Sharp on May 4, 2017 at 4:47 PM

We recently surveyed 3,500 K-8 teachers and the results reminded us, yet again, of how amazing teachers are.

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2017 Technology in the Classroom Survey Results

Posted by Phil Sharp on November 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Over 2,500 teachers and administrators across the U.S. participated, answering questions regarding the state of technology at their schools.

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Becoming a Better Educator Through Exercise

Posted by Annie Johansen on August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM

Contributing Author: Stephanie Dunlap

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Feature Friday: ELA Benchmark Assessments

Posted by Amy Klazkin on July 29, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Front Row ELA Benchmark Assessments are here! This new assessment tool makes it easy for teachers to track student performance and progress throughout the school year and make informed decisions about their teaching.

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Social Media Use Amongst Teachers

Posted by Annie Johansen on July 27, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Social media has become ubiquitous in today’s world, as nearly 80% of the U.S. population has at least one social media profile. While traditionally these platforms have been used for personal use, they are increasingly becoming key to professional lives -- including teachers.  

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Feature Friday: Fact Practice Reports

Posted by Amy Klazkin on July 13, 2016 at 11:00 PM

Using Fact Practice on Front Row, students can do just that: practice their math facts. Students build math fact fluency by testing their ability to recall the basic facts in all four operations -- addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division -- both accurately and quickly. Think of Front Row Fact Practice as computerized flashcards. The goal of Fact Practice is to help students recall basic facts without conscious effort. When students build this automaticity of math facts, they can devote their working memory to problem-solving and learning new concepts and skills.

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Classroom Spotlight: Procedures, Procedures, Procedures

Posted by Amy Klazkin on July 11, 2016 at 1:00 AM

Contributing Author: Danielle Lehmann

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Preparing your Child for Success in College Starting at a Young Age

Posted by Annie Johansen on July 7, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Contributing Author: Marley Wertheimer

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Feature Friday: Word Study Matrix Report

Posted by Amy Klazkin on June 24, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Just 2 months ago, we launched Front Row Word Study (and we hope you’ve had an opportunity to check it out on the student side of the program*). Word Study is a systematic approach to spelling instruction aimed at helping students develop an understanding of common spelling patterns in the English language. Unlike arbitrary spelling words, Word Study presents students with groups of words that share similar sounds and spelling patterns. And, instead of having all students in class work on the same spelling words, students using Front Row Word Study practice words at their individual developmental spelling stage.

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Feature Friday: Article Series, ELA Groups Report, & Grade Level Filtering

Posted by Amy Klazkin on June 17, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Summertime is (hopefully) a much-deserved break for all our teachers! We hope you get in some quality YOU time over the next two months. Here at Front Row, we’re using this summer to add some awesome new features to the program as well as make a lot of improvements so that Front Row will work even better in your classroom for next year!

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