Hello Fellow Funders!
AvatarGeneration.com is developing an EdTech Discovery App to help educators worldwide source new and exciting teaching tools… and we need your help!
The who, the what, the how and the why is below:
Who are we?
AvatarGeneration.com is a blog that specializes in educational technology news, apps, learning games, web tools & virtual worlds.
AvatarGeneration was set up by two friends and work colleagues, Samantha Kotey and Silvia Gallagher. Samantha is finishing her Masters in Technology & Learning and Silvia is working on her PHD.
We set up AvatarGeneration to bring together interesting educational technology resources on the web. We believe that it is important that educators are kept up to speed with the fast-paced world of educational technology. With so many new apps, virtual worlds and online teaching tools, it can be difficult to keep track.
What are we funding?
We are looking for $20,000 to fund development of an EdTech discovery iPad/iPhone app:
EdTech Ed – Educational Technology Every Day!
All of the $20,000 will go towards app development. If we do not reach the $20,000, whatever amount we raise will go straight into the app.
How does the EdTech Ed app work?
Every day, a new educational technology product is featured helping teachers to discover new content and allowing developers to showcase their products.
The app will help you to discover new educational apps, learning games, web tools and virtual worlds that can be used in your classroom. The teaching tools featured on the app will be tagged by subject and category, so you can receive notifications when an EdTech tool appears that you might like. You’ll even be able to save your favorite technologies and share them with your friends or peers on Facebook & Twitter.
We know how hard it is to spread the word about your amazing products, so think of this as a platform for promotion. You’ll be able to reach thousands of educators in your target market – for free! We only ask for your funding support now to get things started.
Why is it important?
There are hundreds of thousands of educational apps and educational technology software in the marketplace for the rapidly growing teaching population.
It can be confusing, difficult and time-wasting for teachers to find the most applicable tools for their students.
Our expertise in educational technology and research will select the best educational apps for teachers and help them discover new educational tools quickly and easily.
This app will be a major help to educators worldwide. It will give them quick, easy and detailed information about new educational technologies without having the hassle of trawling though many different websites, search engines, and app stores.
(We even made our video with a brand new tech tool that educators can use for presentations or videos themselves!)
How can you help?
We would love you to fund our project, and help educators get the most up to date, and worthwhile information for their teaching. If you are not able to fund our project, we would love if you could Tweet / Facebook about our indigogo project, or even just visit our site, and see what we are about!
How thankful will we be?
Eternally….. we have memories like elephants!
Update: Thanks to Recent Funders
Little Space Heroes
Little Space Heroes: Winners of the Creative Child Magazine 2012 Game of the Year. A free virtual world for kids. Read some of their news on AvatarGeneration: http://www.avatargeneration.com/2012/03/australian-primary-school-students-beta-test-little-space-heroes/
mQlicker: A Free Classroom Response Tool. Check out the review: