What has been the impact of your solution to date?
AvatarGeneration (http://www.avatargeneration.com) is an educational technology blog that provides listings and information on teaching tools (e.g. Storybird), virtual worlds (e.g. Minecraft) educational apps (e.g. DoodleMaths) and educational games (e.g. Fold it) for educationalists. To date we have helped hundreds of educators explore new educational technologies through our blog and facebook community.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
In three years we want to have met the following targets:
1. Develop AvatarGeneration into a self-sustainable business by end of Year 1, through the introduction of a downloadable app.
2. Sign up 20,000 teachers as active members on the site, contributing to the community and sharing experiences.
3. Create a library with thousands of teaching tools accessible to educators
Our approach is to change the attitudes of teachers and equip them with the tools and knowledge to bring technology into the classroom, even when technology isn’t available.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
We must develop quality content in the form of blog posts and lesson plans, which will engage teachers, empower them, and inspire them to teach with technology.
We need to continue growing our user base using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
We must secure funding to cover extra costs inline with our growth plan. We have achieved a great deal already without funding, so being able to devote financial resources to the project would help us to achieve our goals.
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