NEW ORLEANS — March 11, 2014 — EdTech Digest has named Kickboard a finalist for a Cool Tool Award in the Student Academic Tracking Solution category, and a Trendsetter Award in the Product or Service Setting a Trend category, in its fourth annual Awards Recognition Program. EdTech Digest, an online publication whose mission is to tell the story of 21st century education transformation, will announce the winners on March 20.

The Kickboard instructional management solution is a central hub of classroom data, where teachers can collect, analyze and share student grades, standards mastery, rubric observations, attendance, behavior and more. The web-based platform’s teacher-centric design and dashboards provide easy-to-understand, actionable information to drive instructional decisions. With real-time data and a global, holistic view of each child, teachers can directly impact students’ academic performance and behavior, and create more effective, engaged learning environments.

“A growing body of research suggests social, emotional and behavioral skills impact academic achievement. While educators agree that improving students’ social and behavioral skills helps them stay more engaged in learning, their efforts have been stymied by a lack of systems to gather proactive, multi-dimensional student information,” said Kickboard CEO Jennifer Medbery. “Kickboard goes far beyond typical classroom management systems and online gradebooks to give educators a configurable framework to develop 360-degree profiles of student performance.”

“A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “There is a lot of talent and quality out there, and we’re excited to recognize these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as editor in chief of EdTech Digest. “There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward a slow revolution for the benefit of future generations.”

About Kickboard
The Kickboard instructional management solution gives K-12 educators the tools to quickly establish consistent practices for effective classroom management school- and district-wide. Using the highly configurable, web-based platform, educators can create a performance-based culture that leads to sustainable school improvement and long-term student success. For information, visit

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