EdLight makes it easy to give feedback on student work during remote / hybrid learning
The best teachers put student work at the center of learning. Easy, right?
Keeping up the rhythm of attending to student work is exhausting in normal times. Trying to see student thinking remotely? Sounds hard.
EdLight makes it easy to capture student work, even during remote learning, and create a portfolio of what students know and can do.
Student work still matters. It's the models students draw and the annotations they make that show their thinking. Looking at work is how we know our students as learners, and how we show that we value them as individuals.
EdLight lets students do work on paper, the way they typically would in class, and easily share this work from a safe distance using a Chromebook, tablet or phone.
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 lifelong learning.
EdLight lets teachers give feedback by drawing directly on images of student work, the way they typically would with paper, while adding new possibilities like audio recordings, stickers and text boxes.
Teachers can't do it alone. Students, families, co-teachers, coaches — everyone needs to be engaged and in the loop. With EdLight, you can do something once, and securely share it with everyone who needs to know, when they need to know it.
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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.