ISTE 17: Alma, Because Understanding Data Is The Name Of The Game
The folks at Alma know that a new Student Information System (SIS) can be an overwhelming experience. But once user get over the learning curve the modern day SIS is the biggest tool in a teachers arsenal aside from their classroom instruction. Alma’s new, modern day SIS replaces legacy student information systems and learning management systems with one solution.
When creating Alma the founders of the Portland based edtech startup wanted to make sure that their system was as intuitive to use for every staff member, as an iPhone app, while at the same time being sophisticated enough to manage all their needs and even run complex, custom reports. That’s why Google chose Alma to help debut Google Classroom, a tight relationship that continues to this day.
Alma is feature packed including:
- Standards Tracking
- Google Classroom Integration
- Biographical Student Data
- Student and Parent Portal
- Schedule Tracking
- Curriculum Mapping
- Emergency and System Wide Communications
- Standards Based Gradebook
- In App Customer Service
- Report Card Builder
- Class, School and District Wide Viewing
- State Reporting
All of these features equate to easy district wide adoption and time savings for teachers. Also, Alma is providing insights to schools that used to take days if not weeks to complete. In one dashboard view, teachers can see at risk students and students that are excelling. Teachers and administrators can choose from hundreds of available reports and even create their own for custom tracking. Alma also makes it a cinch to share important data with parents, right from the app itself. This communication is vital to the success of the student. When an intervention is necessary a teacher or administrator can bring a students entire support network up to date simultaneously.
Alma is currently managing hundreds of thousands of students across 42 states and 27 countries. See why so many districts have made the switch to Alma at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, June 25th-28th, booth #201 and online at getalma.com