13 Thanksgiving Messages from Our Community (K12 Education)

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With Thanksgiving upon us, we want to express how grateful we are to our growing community of educators. The Edcite community is made up of teachers and administrators who continue to support their students with digital learning — engaging them with interactive math assignments, reading activities, science simulations, social studies assessments, and more. Thank you for everything that you do for your students.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share what our community members are thankful for this year! Keep reading to learn why Edcite teachers, administrators, and team members are grateful this Thanksgiving.

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Dr. Kristen Taylor
Jefferson Elementary, MO
I am thankful for the ability to ensure that my students get the best education they have access to!




Carissa Stevens
5th Grade Math
Logan-Hocking Middle School, OH
I am thankful for a supportive Family & our new Math Coach!


Charles Grady
Algebra 1 and Geometry
West Noble High School, IN
I am thankful for all the support that I get from administration, other teachers, union, and especially all the tech help. And I am thankful for programs like Edcite that make teaching so much easier.

Sam Matthews
Software Engineer
I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with a great team, on a practical educational product!


Sharon Julien
K-5 Computers (Educational Technology, Engineering & Design AKA STEAM)
Marlboro Elementary School, NJ
I’m thankful for the children who get so incredibly excited about my class that I smile. I love when they’re in my room and blurt out one-liners that show that they “get it.” I’m thankful for students who don’t realize they’re working because they think they’re just having fun and who are disappointed at the end of class. I’m also thankful for those who support me and my program: colleagues and administration.


Rachel Brown
6th Grade Language Arts
Dekalb Middle School, IN
I am thankful for my 6th grade Language Arts team. They are the best group of ladies to work with and we collaborate wonderfully together. They make teaching a wonderful experience.


Cortney Mason


Cortney Mason
Reading Coach
Cedar Grove Middle School, NC
I am thankful for being able to use Edcite and have my students really start to enjoy reading!


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Manger of Customer Success
I am thankful for my career with the Edcite Team. I have the privilege of working with incredibly intelligent and intuitive people who value collaboration. It is exciting to be part of something that is making a difference in so many students’ lives.


Courtney Stewart
Technology Coach
Mary Blount Elementary School, TN
I’m thankful for a supportive staff that I have built relationships with and have invited me into their classrooms to try new ed tech programs to help our students reach their academic potential.



Tani Wong
Web Developer
I am thankful for the teachers who continuously use Edcite for the benefit of their classrooms and their overall school/district. Thank you to the teachers who make an effort to transition over to the digital aspect of learning.




Shana Nissenbaum
3rd Grade ELA
National Trail Elementary School, OH
I am thankful for a strong marriage, a good job, health and happiness.


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Dr. Bryan Drost
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Summmit ESC, OH
I am thankful for #OALC18 — it’s going to be amazing!!!!


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Nicole Meyer
Tech Integration
Copley-Fairlawn City Schools, OH
I am SO thankful for the amazing support of all the Edcite staff members! Josie, Julia, Nicole and Brian are the BEST!


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What are you thankful for this year? Share on Twitter with the tag #edcitethanksgiving and we’ll retweet your message!

Thankful Thoughts

This Thanksgiving, we’re feeling deeply thankful for:

1. Our Growing Family:

Since last Thanksgiving, our family has grown to over 20,000 teachers and 50,000 students. We have also engaged with hundreds of school leaders and parents. To all of you in our Edcite community, we are so grateful.blogpostpic1

2. Growing Older, and Wiser:

On November 15th, we celebrated our 1-year Beta Birthday! Read about our accomplishments over the last year here!


3. Making Progress:

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we released two outstanding site enhancements. First, teachers can now create content using our 8 PARCC question types, including new questions for both ELA and Math. We have also implemented a standards-based grading report, which you can use for past, current and future assignments.


4. Sharing + Caring:

Thanks to teacher contributors, our shared library has grown to include over 4,200 assignments. Of these, over 2,350 are Common Core-aligned assignments, over 50 are NGSS-aligned and 40 are NCCA-aligned. This holiday break, make sure to check out our assignments library! Keep an eye out for special Turkey Day assignments!


5. Our global teachers:

Though Edcite has focused on reaching American teachers in the last year, we have seen teachers from 23 countries sign up — from countries like Ireland to India, from Australia to Argentina. If you’ve seen words like “math” being written as “maths”, or “color” as “colour”, you are probably looking at the assignment of an international teacher!


 6. And Finally…Some Extra Sleep!

This last year has kept us busy and we’re excited to finally catch up on some zzzzs. We know you are as well, so please enjoy your break!


What are you feeling thankful for? Let us know in your comments!