These four companies have managed to pull it off.
Do you have a pet project that you developed out of frustration because there was just no system to do what you wanted at your school? And most importantly, is it working and making life easier for you?
Time and time again we are seeing educators coming up with the most incredible tools that have what it takes to become international companies.
To encourage you, here are four school examples that Edsurge.com has tracked:
- Facebook partnered with Summit Public Schools to build a software platform that both educators and entrepreneurs hope will help students plunge more deeply into meaningful learning.
- Aspire Public Schools launched Schoolzilla, a data warehouse platform that displays schools’ data in detailed graphics and charts in 2009. In 2013, the development team spun out into its own B-Corporation.
- Leadership Public Schools in 2012 created ExitTicket, a classroom response system. It was acquired by EdStart in March 2014.
- Philadelphia public magnet school, The Science Leadership Academy (SLA), developed Slate, a multi-faceted learning management and student information system that supports communications between teachers, students, and parents, and store school records and assignments.
If you have a classroom tool that you are developing, give us a shout as we would love to hear more about it. Africa needs EdTech products built in Africa to improve education.