We are in the business of designing tools for educators. Our aim is simple: we want to improve the educational experience of students, teachers, and administrators. We aren’t naive in thinking that technology is a magical solution to all the issues that exist in the classroom. We are, however, tireless advocates for innovation, engagement, and self-directed learning.
There are many ways to approach education and we are choosing to focus on helping teachers give faster, smarter feedback to their students. There are many problems with feedback as a process and we believe that introducing a tool that can simplifies this process will have a cascading effect in the classroom. Although our idea involves technology – a mobile app – we do not view it as something prohibitive or constraining. More and more administrations are making a push toward digital record-keeping, course management, and evaluation. It is our hope that this app will help teachers already immersed in technology as much as teachers who are new to it. It is small and simple, yet powerful.
Technology is a tool, and as with all tools, it brings its own conveniences and challenges to users. We want to engage these challenges, have conversations with you about them, and design for all users in order to create a product that’s useful for all rather than some.
Stay tuned for more.
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