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.