Our mission is to achieve a paperless classroom. With Markup, teachers can grade assignments on the iPad.
Have you thought about why teachers and students still use paper in this day and age? The students type their papers on computers, the teachers have computers - why are we still printing papers out and handing them in?
Markup will completely change the way teachers grade assignments. Instead of collecting physical papers and grading them by hand, they'll be able to do it right on their iPads.
What do teachers think about Markup?
When we told the idea to a handful of teachers, they spread the word like wildfire, to the tune of 2,500 teachers who signed up in a week!
But before we get Markup into their hands, we need your help. We need to raise money to contract mobile developers and visual designer, as well as quality assurance testers. All to make sure we deliver a high-quality app for teachers who need it most.
Who are we?
We're a team of passionate technologists and educators, who has spent the last three years developing educational apps. We've released 7 apps to date, including ShowMe (showme.com), which has over 1 million users and is one of the top iPad education apps in the App Store.
Check out some reviews of our other apps:
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There are always potential risks when building software. We may run into unexpected bugs that push back the development schedule.
Yes! If you'd like to "gift" a pledge to a friend, just put in the pledge, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and shipping address of that person.
We need more time to package/ship the physical rewards, but don't worry - you'll still get the app as soon as it's ready in March, and just get the physical rewards later!
Yes, although it's a bit of a roundabout process because of how we set up the project originally.
If you have a non-US shipping address, and you want a US-only reward:
1) Choose the "No reward" option, and pledge the amount of the reward you want + $10 for shipping. For example, if you want the $50 "PRO" reward, pledge $60.
2) Email email@example.com with your address, name, and the reward name.
We realize this is inconvenient, but apparently KS doesn't allow us to add the international option after the project is already launch.
Rewards: If I get the TRAILBLAZER reward, will I have to wait til the Kickstarter project is finished?
Nope, you'll be able to get the app a soon as mid-March. As soon as we have a working beta of the app, we'll send it to you!
There are two ways to import documents in Markup:
1) Email Sync: We assign each user a unique email address, and any document sent to it are automatically synced to your Markup app. This is especially convenient for teachers - you can just tell your students to email their assignments directly to your Markup email!
2) "Open in App": If you have documents in other apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, Mail, Safari, etc, you can open them in Markup with the native "Open in App" functionality.
We support PDFs, Microsoft Word docs, plain text, even Excel spreadsheets!
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THE SUPPORTER: Our eternal thanks - you're supporting our mission to improve teachers' lives!Estimated delivery:
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THE APP-ER: Be the first to hear about Markup when it launches, and get it for free. We'll either send you a link to download it for free, or refund the money if you buy it.Estimated delivery:
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THE CHAMPION: Get the app + we'll put your name in the Credits section of the app along with other champions of our causeEstimated delivery:
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THE SCRIBE: Get the app and a basic iPad stylus to make grading easierEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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THE FANCYPANTS: Get the app and a special-edition Markup T-Shirt (sorry no pants)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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THE PRO: The app + Jot Pro stylus, the best iPad stylus out thereEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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THE FUN PACK: The app + Jot Pro stylus + T-ShirtEstimated delivery:
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THE TRAILBLAZER: Get the app right now! Be among the first teachers to use Markup, and help us perfect the app before launch!Estimated delivery:
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THE STEVE JOBS: Get the app + an iPad (wifi only) + Jot Pro stylusEstimated delivery:Add $40 USD to ship outside the US
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THE BOB BARKER: An all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio for ISTE, the biggest education technology conference of the year, plus we'll throw a party at the conference in your honor! (Flights from US only, lo siento)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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