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Sneak Peek: Release 11.0 Coming June 29th

Sneak Peek: Release 11.0 Coming June 29th

We are excited for our 11.0 summer release coming June 29, 2018. We can’t spill “all” the beans just yet, but here are some hints and sneak peeks at new and updated features you can expect in 11.0! Updated login page (Yay!)   We’ve enhanced and improved the design and navigation of Illuminate 11.0. It’s … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Release 11.0 Coming June 29th

Illuminator of the Year 2018 Winners

Illuminator of the Year 2018 Winners

Yesterday, we announced our annual Illuminator of the Year winners at the Illuminate Education Conference in San Diego, CA. The Illuminator of the Year program was created to recognize hard-working educators and administrators who are illuminating in their communities and who exemplify our mission to promote student and educator success. We featured three finalists in each of our two categories: … Continue reading Illuminator of the Year 2018 Winners

Illuminator of the Year 2018 Finalists

Illuminator of the Year 2018 Finalists

  We are excited to announce our Illuminator of the Year finalists for 2018 from the following districts: Ascension Public Schools, Isaac Elementary School District, Madison School District, Newton County Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, and West Contra Costa Unified School District. The winners will be announced during our opening session at the Illuminate … Continue reading Illuminator of the Year 2018 Finalists

Introducing Our New Paper-Grading Solution: Lightning Grader

Introducing Our New Paper-Grading Solution: Lightning Grader

The story of Lightning Grader starts in the classroom. As a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher, I had a need to get student assessment data quickly to identify student’s strengths and weaknesses so I could adapt my instruction to increase their learning. As a math teacher, I ran into challenges with other edtech solutions in … Continue reading Introducing Our New Paper-Grading Solution: Lightning Grader

Illuminator of the Year 2017 Winners

Illuminator of the Year 2017 Winners

This year we held our first annual Illuminator of the Year awards ceremony to honor those educators who are using Illuminate to effect significant, positive change for the students we all serve. We featured three finalists in each of our two categories: Educator of the Year and Administrator of the Year. Here we’re spotlighting our winners, Cora Dodge and … Continue reading Illuminator of the Year 2017 Winners

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend IEUC 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend IEUC 2017

It’s about that time of year… The time when everyone in the Illuminate community—from employees and clients to partners and peers—gathers together in one place to connect, learn, and simply have a good time. Many of you have already registered. Still, there are some of you who are undecided about attending. Is this conference really worth the investment? you might be … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend IEUC 2017

Six Student Data Privacy Practices for Success

Six Student Data Privacy Practices for Success

This month, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report entitled Ready for School: Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data.  Access to student data is essential for school officials, including teachers, in order to adjust instruction and school improvement planning to match the needs of students. However, student … Continue reading Six Student Data Privacy Practices for Success