This post is written by Mike Gorski, the Director of Product at Haiku Learning.
As the person responsible for the team engineering and developing our product at Haiku Learning, I spent the end of 2014 making our systems and platforms more stable and performant. This involved adding more capacity and retooling some of our software to run faster. Over the fall of 2014, I shared the technical details with some of you about what we did to improve Haiku Learning.
All of those details explain what's happening inside the Haiku Learning factory. While the view into the factory can be valuable, I suspect most of you care about what's coming out of the factory.
I'm happy with where we ended up. The Haiku Learning platform is more stable than it's ever been, ready for all the exciting features we'll be rolling out this year. With that in mind, I'd like to share a little about what's going in early 2015.
Teachers will soon have a fully integrated rubrics feature in Haiku Learning. Rubrics will be available everywhere you grade in Haiku, giving you a convenient and time-saving tool for evaluation. I think you'll be excited by the scope and flexibility of this new tool coming your way. Rubrics will be available in the first half of 2015.
Here's a sneak peak of what we're working on for rubrics!
An updated iPad app
You’ll see a completely new version of Haiku Learning for iPad. Inspired by iOS 7 and 8, we built a tool that is a fresh and clean workspace for students, teachers, and parents. It’s more than just a new design, though. The new app shows grades alongside assignments and vice versa, providing students and parents with greater context into student performance, at-a-glance. We've also added access for parents, so they can now use the iPad app like they use the web-based Haiku Learning. The new iPad app will be available in about a week.
Powerful analytics tools
We're integrating a highly customizable analytics tool that will provide deeper insights to teachers and administrators about student and teacher engagement in Haiku Learning. In addition, it will enable teachers and administrators to slice and dice the data we collect in more valuable ways. And once that's done, the data can be easily exported for use outside of Haiku Learning.
That's what we're building inside the Haiku factory at the start of 2015. We have many other exciting things in store for 2015, and we'd love to hear what's top of mind for you. Let us know on our feedback forum.
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