Classkick, a free app that allows teachers and peers to give instant student feedback, has now launched in the App Store. The company has grown purely by word-of-mouth and now includes beta users across 15 countries.
Classkick was founded by Andrew Rowland, a former Chicago high school teacher turned Googler and YouTuber, to solve a fundamental classroom problem: students do not get enough help, or feedback. Everyday in every classroom, teachers simply cannot reach every student or understand their needs, especially those too shy to ask for help. As a result, studies show that 62% of students receive inadequate feedback. Given that feedback is the most effective learning intervention, contributing eight additional months to a student’s annual learning, Rowland was frustrated that technology did not exist to help close this gap.
From this void, Classkick was born and incubated at ImagineK12 – known as the “Y-Combinator of education technology”. The app addresses teachers’ time and knowledge dilemma head on by allowing them to view all their students’ work at once, in real-time. More importantly, students using Classkick receive feedback instantly from both their teacher and their peers. Not only does peer feedback reduce burden on the teacher, but it ensures that students receive all the help they need and fosters a collaborative student-centered classroom environment.
Download Classkick for free in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classkick/id909904332