Oncore is a new, teacher-created classroom management system that helps teachers create learning environments that are fair, focused, and feedback rich.
Oncore doesn’t just track behavior, it tracks learning, and it integrates seamlessly within a teacher’s existing workflow, saving teachers hours of planning time while reducing their paper load.
By using the seating chart as the classroom interface, Oncore helps teachers collect color-coded, one-touch data on student learning, integrating formative assessment and feedback into their daily practice.
Oncore focuses any K-12 classroom on mastery learning by helping teachers engage all students, check for understanding, create collaborative groups and communicate learning and behavior progress to parents.
Unique to Oncore is its integration of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers can tie a standard to classroom activities, groups, assignments, or individual participations with students.
Oncore is created by a teacher who saw the need for a tool to make him a better instructor, a tool that would help him engage all of his students in learning.
Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when taking photos
Ratings and Reviews
Tried it for 10 min and then deleted it
First bad sign was that their tutorial didn’t work or display properly. I found numerous misspellings throughout that were just annoying. There was no way to designate a combo class, so I couldn’t input two different student grade levels and sort on that. I was forced to enter a last name in the student database even if I didn’t want to. When it was time to make a seating chart, there weren’t enough spaces across so I could not show my current seating configuration of eight small groups in two rows. You get what you pay for.
Not for Texas
Potential is there and only downloaded for the seating chart but no way to even write in Texas standards.
Not Quite There
I pay for the annual subscription. Though Oncore is indeed a beautiful app, it is currently missing important make-it-or-break-it features.
The following fundamental abilities are absent from this app and must be implemented:
* It is not currently possible to add an assignment to multiple classes. If you teach four blocks of geometry, you must add the same assignment four times.
* There is no spreadsheet or table view of student grades. Why bother with grading categories and category weighting?
* The library of standards is limited.
Things I like:
* UI. This is a fantastic User Interface.
* Seating charts and seating chart assessment. Say you have a few hundred students and have trouble learning names. This feature is indispensable.
* Groups. Great feature!
Thing I’d like changed or improved:
* The ability to hide Archived classes.
* Hide daily snapshot.
* Have a view to see all classes.
* Have a sidebar for assignments when you’re in class view. That way, if your students are submitting multiple assignments, you can switch more quickly.
* Ability to mark students absent from assignment or participation windows.
* Class groups. Say you teach a few Freshman English classes, and a couple AP English Classes. Group them!
I look forward to using this app more, after it’s been developed a bit more.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.