Being an elementary teacher myself, I know that teaching is an incredibly difficult job. There is little time for planning and online tools that could help teachers teach are often scattered around the web and rarely developed by teachers for teachers.
For many teachers, reading research about new and better ways to teach, once in the field can be both hard to access and even harder to implement. Teachers reported that research is not high on the list of priorities, as time is mostly devoted to the very act of teaching and the little time left each day goes to designing lessons for the next day, preparing materials and collaborating with others.
Class.Board is a suite of easy-to-use online tools to help teachers implement research-based practices of creating and managing groups, keeping students on track, and transitioning between activities. Along the way, just-in-time tips teach teachers to orchestrate powerful collaborative learning in the classroom.
The learning challenges are twofold. One being that teachers need to learn new and better ways to teach using research-based strategies and tools that support that. The other is that students need increased learning time and possibilities with the right kind of groupwork and background music, as well as shortening their transition time between activities. All have been shown to have a positive impact on learning.
Class.Board is a tool to help teachers teach, and students learn in a simple to use manner where tools are accessible to teachers in one place, designed to minimize distraction and off-task behavior in the classroom and maximize learning for all involved.