We chose to develop our own platform for tracking student progress and growth because of the lack of flexibility in existing systems. Combining both the features of an LMS and the essentials of a competency-based tracking dashboard, we have created a new and exciting student-centered platform for next-gen school models.
“Slate is an open-source platform built and controlled by schools to simplify the adoption and management of technology and enable more authentic student evaluation. Slate’s open-source approach ensures schools retain complete control over their software and data while sharing the systems and tools that support their innovative models.” —Slate.is
Our suite of Google Dashboards helps make student progress and growth more transparent while allowing us to rapidly iterate our designs without any development costs. Without any custom coding, we are able to have seamless data interoperability between many different information systems.
Developed by a close partner of Building 21, Admin Console and Copy Scripts are a suite of custom Google Apps Scripts bundled in a single Google sheet. Admin console enables the creation and management of user dashboards and folders while Copy Scripts is a uniquely flexible tool to ingest data from any system that can export a spreadsheet or CSV file and distribute that data to multiple dashboards or other targets.
These tools are used in several innovative schools to create custom data dashboards, grade books, attendance systems, project management systems, and several other useful tools for schools.