MILTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BoomWriter announced today the launch of its BoomWriter for Districts (BWD) program, a district-wide initiative that supports teachers, students and school administrators by providing a complete start-to-finish education technology solution that is interactive, academically beneficial and easy for teachers to use and integrate into existing curriculum.
BWD results in improved fiction and nonfiction reading, writing and content assessment skills in students, as well as enhanced vocabulary development. Regardless of in-school computer/device access, students at the elementary, middle and high school-grade level will demonstrate increased engagement and writing output levels through BoomWriter's tools, allowing teachers to better assess levels of understanding and writing proficiency while providing more personalized and impactful levels of instruction.
District and school administrators will appreciate BWD's ease of implementation and management, while teachers will feel supported by the accompanying levels of training and ongoing support. BoomWriter's group-writing tools are flexible to fit teachers' complicated scheduling needs and can be seamlessly integrated into existing curricula.
"BoomWriter's district program was exactly what we needed in Oakland while in the midst of a large-scale, district-wide Chromebook deployment, said John Krull, CTO of the Oakland Unified School District in California. "BoomWriter's team of former teachers was incredibly helpful in getting our teachers up-to-speed using BoomWriter on their devices, as well as with integrating much of our district's existing curriculum with their collaborative platform."
Students will enjoy the engaging nature of BoomWriter's writing, reading and peer assessment process, as well as the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with classmates. Also, students and their families will be thrilled to see the participants' names listed in the their class's group-published books, demonstrating the power of technology use within schools.
"At BoomWriter, we believe the classroom serves as the best venue for technology to have its greatest impact in education," said Chris Twyman, CEO and co-founder of BoomWriter. "Although data, analytics, and effective learning management systems all contribute to the cause, it's the personalized feedback from the teacher and the sharing of ideas and information amongst the students that will benefit students the most with their learning and social development."
BoomWriter's district initiatives to date have served the Baltimore City Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Milton (MA) Public Schools, and the Oakland Unified School District, to name a few.
"BoomWriter has delivered a complete, cost-effective and easily managed edtech experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels across virtually all subject areas within our district, said Mary Gormley, Superintendent of Schools in Milton, MA. "Our administrators, teachers and students all love it!"
BoomWriter's free fiction and nonfiction group writing and vocabulary development tools also effectively simulate and better prepare students for their online standardized testing experiences, as they are often synthesizing Common Core State Standards-based information in the platform's Web-based environment.
BoomWriter also provides a digital portfolio for all users and offers a Gradebook feature, allowing teachers to conduct both formative and summative assessments as well as growth monitoring in students' Argument/Opinion, Information/Explanatory and Narrative writing production. BoomWriter is an official Google for Education Partner, focusing on Chrome technologies, but their Web-based tools can be accessed and fully utilized on any computer or device.
School districts interested in participating in the BoomWriter for Districts program can visit http://boomwriter.com/districts to learn more and to request additional information including pricing.
BoomWriter is an educational technology product of BoomWriter Media, Inc., a leading provider of online collaborative writing solutions. Used by educators, students and writers of all skill levels, BoomWriter Media's social platform is designed for anyone seeking to create stories or any other original content within a community. BoomWriter Media has facilitated more than 2.5 million collaborations in the last two years and is used in over 35,000 classrooms, across more than 60 countries. For more information about BoomWriter, please visit www.boomwriter.com or contact Ashleigh West, Community Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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