EdLight lets teachers quickly see and give feedback on authentic student work.
Whether it's early elementary students working on letter formation or calculus students working out proofs, every child has work that doesn't fit neatly inside a computer.
EdLight makes it easy to digitize the authentic work that students do in the real world, on paper — whether they are in class, at home or both.
You know what's not helpful? Reports that bucket students into red, yellow, green. What is helpful? Looking at student work to see progress toward mastery.
EdLight's standard-based student portfolios make progress over time come to life.
Learning happens through feedback and revision. Feedback needs to be more than "wrong" or "right" — good feedback motivates students to improve while helping them self identify and correct mistakes. Students complete the learning cycle by revising their work, reinforcing the lesson to create deeper learning.
EdLight lets teachers give feedback by drawing directly on images of student work, while adding new possibilities like audio recordings, stickers and text boxes.
Teachers can't do it alone. Students, families, co-teachers, tutors, coaches — everyone needs to be engaged and in the loop.
With EdLight, teachers can coordinate student supports to target the skills needed for grade level understanding, accelerating learning and keeping the whole team aligned.
If you haven't worked in a school, it's difficult to understand how hard it is to be a teacher. Emotionally, physically and professionally, teaching is one of the hardest jobs around. Anything we can do to help teachers is a win.
Students want to own their learning. Families want to help. Teachers care about students. Districts want to better support teachers. We don't always get it right, but we all want to get better.
Too many ed tech products are a technology in search of a problem. Technology needs to support a teacher's workflow to enable teacher-student interactions. Also, it should actually work.
The best research shows that great teachers do two things:
(1) keep every student engaged, and (2) know what every student needs. Anyone can become a great teacher by using strategies that achieve these goals.