August 31, 2011 at 1:02 pm | News | No comment
Novachi just released new features allowing school and district administrators to manage common Core State Standards for curriculum using the Novachi system. The update, which became available as of Monday, August 29th, will allow administrators to keep track of necessary core standards, as well as the ability to create their own custom standards as needed.
The new feature is accessed via the School Administrator portal. Currently, to make things easier for the end-user, the core standards are automatically adopted by default for all schools currently using the Novachi System. To access the new feature and modify or delete your schools standards, simply navigate to the School tab, followed by the Curriculum tab, and select “Core Standards” from the sub-tab menu. Administrators can then choose to adopt new Core Standards that are already in the system by selecting the “Adopt Standard Source” button and selecting from the list provided, or create their own custom standards using the options provided within the user interface.
When creating or updating courses, administrators can now choose and apply specific Core Standards to the courses. Later, when teachers are creating assignments, they have the option to select from a list of standards provided by the school admin to apply to an individual assignment.
If you or any of your staff require additional training to take advantage of the new features, please contact a Novachi representative, or follow this link to request a training schedule: http://www.novachi.com/b/training-signup/ .
August 21, 2011 at 11:42 am | News | No comment
After 8 months of the initial launch, new EdTech provider Novachi registers 100 schools for the free SIS/LMS service.
On August 15, 2011, Novachi, a free of charge SIS/LMS cloud-base platform provider, registers the 100th school to use Novachi education system. The adoption rate, which comes as schools prepare for the new term, indicates that many schools are discovering the benefits that Novachi provides for the education community.
Novachi, a privately owned education technology company located in Silicon Valley, is focused on providing top-notch Student Information and Learning Management Systems (SIS/LMS) for all K-12 schools. The system, which includes a virtual learning component, as well as a robust suite of administrative features, is unique in the EdTech space. Novachi provides a premium product, which normally cost schools on the order of $80K-$1M per year, to all schools for free.
Novachi has steadily been gaining usage since initially launched in February 2011. Novachi helps school improve operational efficiency, engages busy parents with secured online form submission and progress reports, helps reduce teacher workload through automatic grading, and many more. Novachi applies modern enterprise technology commonly relied upon in the business sector to modernize education in America.
In addition to its successful launch and service, Novachi has also been awarded the Business Recognition Award by Florida Education Commissioner, Eric J. Smith, for its part in helping improve education through technological reform.
August 17, 2011 at 10:44 am | News | No comment
For private schools in the United States, adopting new technologies can be sometimes difficult. Unlike their public counterparts, many private schools don’t have access to government funds, and don’t always qualify for the same grants that allow most schools to implement reforms.
Public schools often operate under the umbrella of larger districts, allowing them to pull resources to be applied to the district as a whole. Private Schools, largely alone and by themselves when it comes to raising funds, don’t have the same advantage that the economies of scale offer public schools.
Novachi, a new education technology company from Santa Clara, CA, offers its innovative SIS and LMS technology to private schools for free. “Its important to understand what that means,” said a Novachi representative, “That doesn’t just mean the system is free. It means hosting is free, training is free, support is free. And, beyond that, using Novachi wont just save your school the money it would have spent on a similar system, it also saves your school time and makes it’s staff more efficient, which over time, will save them far more than just the initial price tag of our competitors. ”
Novachi was designed to be accessible in the cloud from any web-capable mobile device which, in addition to opening up options for accessibility, also means that schools don’t need to host the data on their own servers. The cost of server maintenance and installation is often one of the largest deterrent for schools looking to adopt SIS/LMS technology.
Because it was designed by experienced web developers, Novachi was built with user accessibility in mind, a feature that is often overlooked by less experienced engineering teams. This ties in with the companies easy adoption policy, which allows educators to sign up and use the system without any entanglements like contracts and fees.
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