My new “Thank a Teacher” project…

I am excited to share a VERY NEW project my wife and I have roughly developed.  In case you are wondering…Yes, I am still going to continue building, updating and creating new content for TeachwithTech.  I love exploring and teaching about educational technology.  But I have an entrepreneurial spirit and teaching business and marketing really gets me jazzed about starting new things.  This new idea is very simple – provide a platform for students to share positive comments and stories about a teacher who has made a positive difference in their life.  The idea just came to me as I was watching my daughters dance class last week.

The domain www.teacherthanks.com was purchased from GoDaddy.com.  It was a premium domain and frankly cost a lot of money but we felt that it was the perfect name for the concept.  Over the last few days, a lot of work has gone into the idea and we now have a website (which needs to be tweaked, tested and probably completed changed by the time we are finished).  The biggest challenge so far was creating a form for students to fill-in and then a searchable database to retrieve teacher comments.  In doing some research, I found Caspio.com as they offer software for creating such things.  This weekend, we are getting a designer to develop a logo for TeacherThanks.  In future blogs I plan to Keep you updated on new developments so stay tuned.  Here is the website in its raw form.  Sometime when you have an opportunity, I would really appreciate it if you would introduce it to your class.  Encourage your students to leave a comment for a teacher they have had in the past.

TeacherThanks.com

(remember this site needs work!!!) Please email me at gavin@eastdalebusiness.com with any suggestions or problems you encounter with the form or search.

Here is a video I put together for Patreon.com about TeacherThanks…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exYea3_n4Vc