Oncore is a classroom productivity app for iPad created in response to the new challenge of the Common Core State Standards, which value rigor, focus, equity, critical thinking,and collaboration.
The idea of oncore came from a teacher who recognizes the movement towards gathering student data, but found a gap between gathering the data and his knowledge of students as individuals.
Good teachers interpret the data; great teachers integrate that into their teaching and into their relationships with students.
Oncore creates a system where data consistently informs the classroom relationships between the teacher and each student, and within student groups.
Great teachers engage all students, show awareness of student progress, change their instruction accordingly, and leverage the power of peer to peer learning.
Teachers using Oncore can engage 100% of their students equitably. When teachers press the student engagement button, Oncore calls on students with the fewest classroom interactions. Oncore also gives teachers a snapshot of that student's past performance. This allows teachers to modify their instruction in the moment, personalizing instruction based on student needs.
Oncore allows teachers to attach any CCSS Reading, Math or Literacy standard or any Next Gen Science standard to any classroom session, assignment or group. Oncore's Daily Snapshot window also allows teachers to see the standard during class, helping them integrate it into their instruction. Finally, Oncore's Classroom Mastery report gives teachers a snapshot of how students are faring on the standards.
Whether it is Oncore's classroom report, daily snapshot report, or any of the other 11 Oncore Pro reports, Oncore captures and makes sense of the data that most affects learning, classroom learning data. This is the most valuable data there is because it is so closely tied to teacher and student performance in class.With this in mind, Oncore includes a host of reports that help teachers reflect on their teaching and on learning.
Tracking student behavior can be a challenge for any teacher. Oncore's one-touch behavior tracker allows teachers to capture students engaging in 21st century skills, such as creative responses or critical thinking, celebrating those traits that encourage learning. Oncore also tracks negative behaviors such as sleeping and improper use of electronic devices.
Oncore allows teachers to notify parents of behaviors that can be barriers to learning. Oncore creates notifications for tardies, absences, missing assignments and positive and negative behaviors. Oncore gives teachers the power to send notifications or to simply archive them. Oncore notification emails are visually crisp and simple, communicating these behaviors clearly. Oncore Pro users can modify any notification to give parents more specific information.
Teachers can leverage the power of cooperative learning by creating same level, mixed-level and random student groups. Teachers can create and modify groups easily and can assess standards mastery on the whole group or for individuals within the group. Teachers can also grade assignments in group mode, increasing their productivity and the quality of their feedback.
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