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FreshGrade

FreshGrade

FreshGrade
Learning assessment
A portfolio and assessment platform

FreshGrade is a portfolio collection platform, where the teachers can create assignments, set learning objectives, grade student submissions and share the highlights of learning with parents. FreshGrade can be used on a desktop or with a mobile app. Designed for K-12, the suite of applications allows teachers to record evidence, provide feedback and track progression of standards and custom district objectives.

Age groups 
Elementary
Preschool
Price 
Free
Languages 
English
Platform 
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
Pictures
Videos
Educational Quality
Learning Goals
Pedagogy

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

FreshGrade offers good tools for sharing to parents, what the students do at school.
The student portfolios are very visual and image based, so they are good for documenting various types of activities done in class
Students can easily browse their own work, and the Learning Slideshows provide encouraging summaries that highlight student’s progression.
It is pedagogically highly valuable that students’ achievements are communicated to the students’ parents.
The solution makes it convenient for students to check their own activity-specific marks, reports, and feedback.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Learning to receive and process feedback
Learning constructive interaction in learning
Learning to present own work to others.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing communication through different channels
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
The solution encourages and highlights student engagement. Because students’ can submit their work in many media formats, creating portfolios can be creative and student-centered.
Rehearse
Construct
Because the solution supports learning through creative tasks and ensures a systematic assessment, the progression is based on real engagement and the student’s ability to adopt knowledge. The solution supports parents’ involvement in child’s learning and brings curriculum goals to be more centric part of classroom activities.
Linear
Non-Linear
Since the teacher can set clear assignments for the class, the learning progress is easy to compare between users, making the feedback and assessment relevant and systematic. Learning outcomes have a fixed effect on progress, which makes it easy for students and parents to monitor the progression.
Individual
Collaborative
The solution allows the learner to make individual decisions and progress solely based on his/her own actions. It makes the learning process easy and the assessment accurate, as the teacher evaluates individual students’ performances.

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