Kandoolu provides prebuilt standards-aligned questions to simplify the creation of quick check-for-understanding quizzes. It allows teachers to view student progress in real-time so they can tackle common misconceptions or put students in small groups for further differentiation. Kandoolu then assigns a variety of practice activities to reinforce key concepts for struggling students and enrichment resources to challenge high performing kids. No more "one size fits all" homework.
A group of organizations including OnHand Schools, Elizabeth Forward School District, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Intermediate Unit 1 and South Fayette School District led a regional collaboration called the Targeted Learning Moments (TLM) initiative. The project team was comprised of educators from over twenty school districts in southwestern PA and leaders from research and policy institutions. The solution was tested in numerous classrooms last spring with extensive pilots underway this fall. Support for the initiative was established through generous funding from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation, The Grable Foundation and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
Dr. Bart Rocco, Superintendent of Schools at the Elizabeth Forward School District and recipient of the Tri-State's Distinguished Educator Award for 2015, has been an advisor since the idea was conceived.
"Kandoolu is a game-changing new tool that gives teachers immediate information on student learning," said Dr. Rocco. "Students are directed to personalized skill-based resources that are geared towards their individual areas of strength or deficiency. Kandoolu lets students control their own learning and have fun while reaching academic success."
Elizabeth Forward and South Fayette have been recognized as Digital Promise School Districts by the League of Innovative Schools, and Elizabeth Forward received an Apple Distinguished Program Award.
"Kandoolu represents a huge step forward in the evolution of our solutions for K-12 educators," said Chris Sweeney, OHS President. "While EdInsight provides essential information to guide planning and analysis, Kandoolu takes us in a whole new direction – where teachers have real-time, actionable data on student progress and students get to use engaging mobile technology, which they love, to complete follow-up activities tailored to their individual needs."
About OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools, Inc. (OHS) is a mission-driven, Education Technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. OHS delivers transformational solutions that personalize and accelerate student learning. We partner with progressive educators to pursue a vision for high performing 21st century schools where every student has the opportunity to reach their full academic potential. Our goals are to simplify and organize data so schools have a more holistic view of student performance and harness that clarity for new insights that drive curriculum enhancements, differentiated instruction, assessment processes, and intervention strategies.
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