Palo Alto, Ca – La Canada Unified School District and Hapara Inc., edtech maker of Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps, announced today that La Canada schools will join the global community of school systems using Hapara’s knowledge management tools to better integrate Google Apps into La Canada’s instructional program. La Canada Unified Director of Technology, Jamie Lewsadder, says, “We are bringing Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control tools to La Canada to increase the visibility of student work for teachers, establish a mechanism for online classroom management and learning, and to effectively leverage the opportunities for collaboration within the Google Apps for Education platform.”

La Canada Unified continues to make steps toward the district goal of making technology fade into a utility as conventional and reliable as electricity. “Google Apps is how more and more businesses are doing their work. In addition to the obvious career preparation that we give our students with Google Apps, there is a tremendous opportunity for creativity and collaboration. Hapara tools make it possible for our teachers to reach for the stars in these areas.” Says Lewsadder.

About La Canada Unified
La Canada Unified serves just over four thousand students in a community just north of Los Angeles, California. All of La Canada’s schools are California Distinguished Schools, two of them are National Blue Ribbon Winners. La Canada Unified is already one of the highest achieving school districts in the state of California. The deeper integration of digital work with Google Apps using Hapara supports La Canada’s efforts to personalize the learning for each La Canada student.

About Hapara
Hapara makes tools for Google Apps using educators that turn ongoing formative assessment into a habit. Teacher Dashboard organizes the Google Apps environment by class, by application, and then by student. Educators see dashboards of activity in Drive, Gmail, Sites, Blogger, even Google Plus. Hapara Interact provides educators real-time views of student browser activity in Chrome on any machine.
Regardless of whether students use iPads, Android tablets, Desktop computers, laptops or even mobile phones to do their Google Apps work, Hapara tools give teachers the management capability and insight into student efforts they need to deliver a 21st century education.

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Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.