Nimbus is a safe, internal community for communication and collaboration among students, teachers and parents. Nimbus includes social, community and instructional capabilities to support sharing, learning and academic achievement in K-12 school districts while providing a safe online experience for everyone that participates. Teachers can engage students online at any time or any place, administrators can provide professional learning spaces, club advisors and districts can set up sharing spaces, and districts can establish parent communities for information and discussions.
Nimbus is designed exclusively for K-12 education, to help facilitate social and blended learning and promote the 21st century skills students need to succeed. You can choose to add Nimbus when you purchase Centricity2™ or add it later. Either way, Nimbus helps you make the most of Web 2.0 tools like blogs and podcasts, to file sharing and secure messaging. It’s a place where parents, students and teachers can come together to share and learn from each other.
Nimbus extends learning beyond the walls of the classroom and includes built-in security features like profanity filters, user activity logs, and role-based permission controls, so parents can feel confident their children are safe and protected in the Nimbus environment. Nimbus supports professional learning communities too, so teachers can share best practices, develop professionally and communicate securely.
As they work on projects together in Nimbus, students solve real-world problems and learn 21st century skills that will help make them successful in their academic and work careers:
Students, teachers and parents can work collaboratively, participate in discussion groups and blogs, and share files that can only be accessed by members of the group.
Web 2.0 tools like blogs, podcasts and RSS feeds make it easy to create safe social networks so students, teachers and parents can connect and engage to support student learning.
Using Nimbus, teachers can explore opportunities to develop professionally, share best practices, discuss classroom techniques, and learn from each other to improve student achievement.
Customize and personalize learning activities using digital tools and resources, and design relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools to promote student learning and creativity. Participate in local and global learning communities to improve student learning.
Nimbus inspires student learning and fosters creativity, working seamlessly with Centricity2™ to enhance communication and promote collaborative learning in a secure environment.