February 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm | News | No comment
National Harbor, MD, 02/25/2011 — Novachi joined independent school educators at the NAIS Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, to discuss the future of education technology. A gathering for leaders in the independent school community, NAIS 2011 was designed to bring independent educators together from all over the globe.
Independent schools have a unique place in our education system. They operate independent of national and local government finance and governance. For some independent schools this means they have a fairly large endowment, for others, collection of tuition fees is their only source of funding. Educators in the Independent school space have always had to struggle for ways to properly implement their curriculum. It is Novachi’s goal to make their goals and aspirations, regardless of budget, become a reality.
The Novachi education system includes free SIS/LMS management for schools, teachers, parents and students. Novachi integrates LMS features with traditional SIS component into one central database for seamless administrative reporting, statistical analysis, and collection. Furthermore, Novachi provides a comprehensive list of tools and features for teachers. From the Novachi system teachers can manage their grade-books, syllabus, attendance, and more. Novachi even allows teachers the ability to have their multiple choice assignments graded automatically.
Because of NAIS’s wide breadth of attendees, some schools attending the event had huge budgets, others had virtually none. Novachi, ever a leader in cost effective technology implementation, was able to offer schools of all backgrounds the tools they needed. “Novachi’s goal is to improve education with technology for all schools, not just the few that can afford it.” Said Vice President Kelly Vu during a recent television interview.
As always, attendees were blown away by the plethora of features that Novachi offers for free. One attendee even went so far as to exclaim, “All that? For free? Where do I sign up?” Novachi hopes to continue to put smiles on the faces of Americas educators. Look for Novachi at the 18th annual Charter School Conference Association show on March 8th, 2011, at the San Diego convention center.
February 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm | News | No comment
Orlando, Florida — Novachi, and other education technology leaders, participated in a new TV program called Teacher Talk hosted by the Florida Department of Education on February 17th. The show, designed to communicate with Florida teachers about innovative approaches to education, showcased exhibitors from Florida’s annual education technology conference, FETC 2011.
In this exciting Teacher Talk episode, Novachi vice president Kelly Vu shared with Florida educators the benefits of applying free innovative technology for improving education. Vu started by stating, “Novachi’s goal is to improve education with technology for all schools, not just the few that can afford it.” The only way to achieve this goal is to provide the technology for free. This sets the tone for Vu’s entire presentation.
Vu informed Florida educators that Novachi comes with many features for teachers such as grade-book, quiz, homework assignment, attendance, syllabus, lesson plans, and more. The most interesting feature for educators is the automatic assignment grading feature which directly saves hours per week of tedious grading for teachers. In addition, Novachi brings together districts, school administrators, students, and parents through its administrative and collaborative learning features. A screenshot of the system was shown which illustrates how Novachi’s simple design makes it very easy to use.
The most important take away from Vu’s presentation was the benefit of using a free system. Novachi is free so there is no contract, setup, hosting, or support cost. Similar systems can cost over $1 Million per year for most districts. The decision for districts really comes down to spending “$1M versus FREE” for a LMS or SIS system. If your district does not have to allocate budget for a SIS or LMS, your district can apply the $1 Million in saving for teachers and student programs. For example, the $1 Million in saving can go to hiring more teachers, support more school activities, cover more humanity, art, and social study programs. The result leads to better education for our children.
Vu also mentioned that Novachi can be used in parallel with any other system your school is currently using. Educators can use only Novachi’s automatic grading feature or all features as all Novachi features are available for free. Any teacher, school, or district interests in using Novachi can sign up for free at www.novachi.com.
Additional information about this event is available on Florida Department of Education website at http://www.fldoe.org/news/2011/2011_02_18.asp
Content of the Novachi’s Teacher Talk presentation is available in PDF.
February 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm | News | No comment
Santa Clara, California — Novachi, a free-of-charge online education platform dedicated to security, privacy, and enhancing classroom efficiency, would like to thank all attendees who helped made the FETC 2011 Conference a success on January 31st- February 3rd.
Novachi joined many other education industry trend-setters at one of the nation’s largest conferences for education technology. Like many of the other technological marvels experienced at the show, Novachi was there showcasing their breakthrough system.
Novachi’s platform allows educators to free up teachers and students alike to focus on their primary goal– education. More importantly, Novachi does so with no cost to the schools, districts, or teachers involved.
An increasing concern in these trying economic times for schools is a limited budget. Novachi, recognizing this problem, released its comprehensive collaborative learning system as a free service to help schools modernize with minimal barriers. “It always brings a smile to my face.” said one of Novachi’s Exhibitors, “when I finish explaining what Novachi can do, and then get to pause and say, ‘For Free!’ The gratitude on their faces makes it all worth it.”
The Novachi platform is powerful, allowing teachers greater control over classroom functions all within one easy-to-use interface. In the past, many companies developed and packaged SIS (student Information Systems), SMS (student management systems), and SES (student enrollment systems), into separate bundles of software, charging separate fees for each iteration. Conversely, Novachi bundles all of these platforms into one program, enabling teachers to access all that functionality in one simple step.
“I look forward to attending again next year,” another representative said, “there was just so much real positive feedback.”
Novachi, planning to continue with its commitment to education and helping schools innovate despite shrinking budgets, will continue to attend FETC and similar events in the future to share the gift of free tech for teachers.
Look for Novachi at The 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference in San Diego March 7th-10th.