TeacherEase provides a collaborative software platform for committees to cooperate and be productive. We were heavily inspired by Wikipedia, which enables many users to work together building large/complex content. Documents are kept in a cloud-based database, and contributions can be made from anywhere. Users can read all content and extend the work of others.
As committees build content, members can stay up to date with the group’s latest progress. Each user has a list of all “unseen” items -- any new content they haven't seen yet. It’s easy to walk through the list, review other members’ contributions, and stay in the loop
Members can comment on each other’s work. Have thoughtful, professional discussions which lead to high-quality content. Team members can learn from each other, and develop expertise writing targets, rubrics, assessments, etc.
All content has a version history. Users can see updates, and watch documents develop. The software provides a convenient “difference viewer” to review changes made by other users. They can extend, comment, or contribute.
The system is designed for users to help each other. As one person edits, others are aware of their contributions. Easily view work, comment, and contribute as you feel appropriate. It encourages committee members to work as a team and make progress on SBL content.
TeacherEase supports cross-district sharing. Users can view SBL content from other districts and be informed by their choices. Learn from experienced educators and jump start your professional development. Copy public content and customize it to your needs.
As districts become experienced, educators get better at SBL. The software supports yearly improvement of content. Easily update learning targets, rubrics, assessments, etc to incorporate learnings.