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With all the buzz around ChatGPT, naturally, there has been much conversation (and consternation) around the impact it will have on education. Being tech-curious, and a writer/English teacher turned coder and developer, language models are an inherently interesting concept to me. However, one question I had was as to their reliability. It’s great at composing […]

To automate or not to automate?

GPTs are taking the world by storm, and while ChatGPT has been amazing to play with, I wanted to go further and see what it could look like embedded in an actual workflow and context. Recently, I soft-launched a beta report card writing solution for ManageBac. It will read your report card grades, pseudonymize the […]

ManageBac DP Analytics

See what your ManageBac Term Grade data can tell you. In seconds.TRY OUR NEW TOOL FOR FREE Now there’s an easy way to view, analyze and act on the term grade data ManageBac DP collects for all your students. In just a few seconds, you can see where every student is in their studies, what they’re […]

COVID-19 at OCAC Suzhou

The school: OCAC is a new school in Suzhou, China. Although only in its third year, it already had over 1500 students and a program stretching from K-11. COVID-19 meant that school would remain closed for two additional months, in that time, classes needed to go on. However, given the diversity of the school, it […]

Getting Started with the ManageBac API and Students

ManageBac is a powerful CMS (Curriculum Management System) that offers a lot of structure to the delivery of the IB program. Thankfully, it also includes a fairly comprehensive API system, which, while not as capable as you may like, it is still powerful enough to drive certain tasks forward. Building a Local Database In order […]

Web Data Integration with ManageBac

This post was written for the talk “APIs and Beyond” at the Faria Education Technology Conference 2021.               APIs or Application Programming Interfaces are central to how the internet works. Every time we search, submit a form or enter student grades, we are using an API. It is a way for a user to send information to servers […]