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CA$ 546
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Last updated January 28, 2016

Edmettle App

Edmettle is a feedback management tool for teachers, students and parents to share learning skills using badges.

Edmettle App

Edmettle is a feedback management tool for teachers, students and parents to share learning skills using badges.

CA$ 546
pledged of 5 000 CA$ pledged of 5 000 CA$ goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 28 2016 2:56 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 28, 2016

About

Our Story 

We are teachers who believe in the importance of teaching the soft skills. Not just spelling or math formulas but grit, resiliency and perseverance. You know, the hirable skills - things that cannot be measured by numerical grades.

With the ever growing number of coding apps & clubs, makerspaces and crowdfunding campaigns, it is crucial that we develop the skills necessary for the 21st century in our students. Skills like collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving are requirements for today's job market!

Edmettle is a fully functional web application that focuses on student feedback over grades. As a teacher, you determine the skills you wish to endorse and students and teachers alike can quickly award each other with badges. Skills can be anything from "Perseverance" to "Growth Mindset" to "Keeping a Clean Desk" and you can include other teachers in your class network! Plus, all the feedback can be downloaded for Report Cards or to communicate with parents.

SAFETY

Edmettle is a walled garden social network and feedback management system that does not require student email. You decide who has access to your class - students, teachers and parents!

AUTHENTICITY

We need to prepare students for their working world. What skills will get them hired in their future? For the first time in education, our classrooms and audiences are global.

SIMPLICITY

Teachers are busy. We get it. We are teachers too. You need a tool that is quick and easy yet powerful enough to make your assessments more timely and efficient.

TEAMWORK

Don't limit feedback to one person. Edmettle allows multiple teachers and students to endorse each other for demonstrating their skills as they happen.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

As a teacher, you create an account for your class and you add students to your network.

HOW DO STUDENTS LOG IN?

Students log in using the class code developed by you and the unique password assigned when you added them.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR CLASS?

Only the students and teachers you have granted access can see your network. It's very social but in a sandbox or walled garden.

CAN PARENTS SEE IT TOO?

Absolutely! Each student account will also include a parent code. Parents can log in anytime to view their child's feedback.

Needed: iOS App

We need you help! 

Our goal isn't to compete with big company apps, but rather to have our very own app where student data is secure and safe, and to better communicate with parents.

Currently our site lives in a web browser. Although fully functional, having a mobile app would create the much needed seamless functionality thus saving teachers valuable time during their instructional day!

When we started out with our idea a year ago, we knew that the project was a sound idea, and that it would help a lot of teachers. What we didn't know was just how complicated developing a mobile app would be.

Check out our project at edmettle.com and take the tour!

Help us create our first iOS app today!

Why "Edmettle"?

Mettle (noun) - a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.

How You Can Help

There are actually a whole bunch of ways that you can help us reach the launch! Obviously, first and foremost is this very Kickstarter campaign.

It's important to know that we don't receive your financial backing (and no one gets any rewards either!) if we don't reach our goal, so please do contribute even a small amount.

Hopefully you'll find a reward that interests you on the right side of the screen.

But if you don't, you can still give any amount that you'd like! You're not required to receive anything.

Other ways that you can help are to spread the word with friends or on social media–maybe even bring it to the attention of a blogger that you may know, or a teacher or administrator!

See what other teachers have to say about edmettle:

Driving Great Schools with @edmettle

Take a serious look at Edmettle

Edmettle: An Amazing Reflective Online Program

Have a look for yourself at edmettle.com and help us build our iOS app!

Thank You!

We want to formally say "thank you" for taking the time to learn more about Edmettle and for your consideration in offering financial support!

-Brian

Risks and challenges

Since the web application is currently functional, our project will begin immediately in the production phase of the mobile app thus yielding minimal risk and challenges in the short term.

Future risks will include outsourcing updates in a timely manner and dealing with bandwidth issues when the app gains traction.

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    SPECIAL THANKS! Join our journey in hacking education. Your one dollar donation helps the cause for students across the globe!

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    WALL OF FAME // Thank you for helping transform education for the 21st century. You will get a warm spot on our Wall of Fame on edmettle.com and in the app.

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    STICKERS FOR CLASSROOM + WALL OF FAME // A set of limited-edition stickers for your students that feature the site logo as well as the Wall of Fame mention.

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    T-SHIRT + CLASSROOM STICKERS + WALL OF FAME // Get a limited-edition t-shirt featuring the site logo, plus the set of classroom stickers mentioned above, as well as the Wall of Fame mention.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    POST-LAUNCH WEBINAR // Participate in an online webinar for educators and parents (after the public launch of the app) with leaders of the Edmettle project. We will share tips and tricks for curriculum connections, how to get started with Makerspaces as well as coding. Plus the t-shirt, stickers, and Wall of Fame rewards mentioned above.

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    PRE-LAUNCH BETA ACCESS // Be the first to try the Edmettle app before public launch, and become part of the PLN community on twitter. Plus the webinar, t-shirt, stickers, and Wall of Fame rewards mentioned above.

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    CHOOSE YOUR OWN SKILLS // When teachers create an edmettle account, default skills are listed for their students. This reward gives you a voice in the process and lets you pick one skill you would like to see as default (e.g.: "Self-regulation"). Plus the pre-launch access, webinar, t-shirt, stickers, and Wall of Fame rewards mentioned above.

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    PLATINUM SUPPORTERS // Your name, logo, and website link will appear as a platinum supporter on our website & app. Plus the webinar and all the rewards mentioned above.

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    FOUNDERS CLUB // Private dinner with the Edmettle team + your name, company logo, and website link will appear as founding supporters on our website & app. You may bring up to 2 additional guests (Ontario, Canada, travel costs not included). Plus all the other rewards.

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- (30 days)