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.
(remember this site needs work!!!) Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or problems you encounter with the form or search.
Here is a video I put together for Patreon.com about TeacherThanks…