TeachersConnect Company News

Sprinting to the starting line

How TeachersConnect Uses Teacher Feedback During Product Development

By Dave Meyers, TeachersConnect Founder and CEO

 

Originally Published in the EdWeek Market Brief “Startup Blog”  https://marketbrief.edweek.org/the-startup-blog/teacher-input-essential-startup-product-development/

When your aim is to build an amazing EdTech product, you’re almost always in a race against time. Getting to market quickly is the established measure of success – we hear it from investors and entrepreneurs alike. The risk of moving too slowly is that your competitors will beat you to the punch.

But moving too quickly carries its own risks. What if you don’t ask the right questions at the right time? What if you bring the wrong product to market? What if you miss obvious opportunities for impact and growth because you weren’t paying close enough attention?

Continue reading Sprinting to the starting line

Teaching, Learning, and Enduring Connections

Quick Thoughts From the ASU/GSV EdTech Summit

By Dave Meyers, TeachersConnect CEO

In his keynote talk, Tim Shriver, Co-Founder and Chair of CASEL, an organization that aims to make “evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school,” shared the following definitions of Teaching and Learning: Continue reading Teaching, Learning, and Enduring Connections

How Do Teachers Get The Answers They Need?

Coming soon: TeachersConnect Q&A

 

As a teacher, every day presents new challenges. On Monday you have to figure out a brilliant way to teach long division to a student who is struggling. Tuesday you have a meeting with a parent whose child is transferring into your class. Wednesday you need to decide whether or not to send a misbehaving student to the principal’s office. Continue reading How Do Teachers Get The Answers They Need?

Are You Attending SXSWedu?

Stop by SXSW Launch competition and give a holler for TeachersConnect!

 

TeachersConnect is honored to be selected to complete in the SXSW live startup competition at the SXSWedu annual conference! As one of ten national finalists chosen from a deeply competitive pool, TeachersConnect will have the opportunity to present to a panel of esteemed judges and a live audience. Continue reading Are You Attending SXSWedu?

TeachersConnect Welcomes A New Teacher to the Team!

Who better to design products for teachers than a teacher?

We are excited to announce that Dan Staton has filled the long-awaited role of User Experience designer at TeachersConnect. It has long been our philosophy that we build every piece of our products with the needs, desires, and lives of teachers in mind. Dan has joined us to help us take that philosophy to the next level. He believes that carefully listening to teachers and really understanding where they are coming from is critical to successful design. Continue reading TeachersConnect Welcomes A New Teacher to the Team!

How can we give teachers the tools they need?

Teachers Connect is on a mission to give teachers the tools to collaborate, help each other, and end the notion of teaching as a solo activity. Over the last six months we have been working with teacher preparation programs and teachers around the country on building a platform that helps teachers connect. We have learnt a lot of about the challenges and victories that real world classroom teachers face every day–but how does that inform the development of our service going forward? Continue reading How can we give teachers the tools they need?

Teachers Connect Recognized for Innovative use of Technology

MassTLC

Teachers Connect is excited to be named a finalist by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council in their competition for the award highlighting innovative use of technology in the Ed Tech space. The award category recognizes brilliant uses of technology that introduce new ideas to K-12, higher ed, and continued ed. Companies building new  technologies are considered whether their products are applied inside or outside of the classroom. Continue reading Teachers Connect Recognized for Innovative use of Technology

EdTech Innovations: TeachersConnect with CEO Dave Meyers

From the very first day that we are seated in a classroom, one of the first things we learn is to raise our hands to ask the teacher a question. But who do the teachers ask for help? TeachersConnect was created to provide a resource for just that. To learn more about TeachersConnect, EdTech Times interviewed founder and CEO Dave Meyers for our EdTech Innovators & Innovations series. Continue reading EdTech Innovations: TeachersConnect with CEO Dave Meyers