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New Online Power for Teachers

Updated on June 26, 2014

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The Schoolfy.com homepage with free lesson templates
The Schoolfy.com homepage with free lesson templates

Portable "Knowledge Capsules" Help Overcome Education Gaps

Palo Alto, CA – The educational technology company Schoolfy has launched a unique website to help improve education worldwide.

Combining lesson planning with popular social media websites, Schoolfy.com helps educators find, create and share high quality educational material.

The website’s free technology tackles a variety of problems in education, from outdated textbooks to overworked teachers. With private and public sharing options, it also facilitates individualized instruction and addresses concerns about students' privacy online.

Schoolfy EdTech Video - Short Version

Introducing the "Superpost" for All Social Media

Schoolfy.com revolves around robust posts called “knowledge capsules” designed for students or other teachers. A single capsule can hold Internet content, a teacher’s computer files, and a test or survey to take online. A title, tags and commentary are also included.

Essentially, a Schoolfy capsule is like a social webpage that can be embedded anywhere online. The company’s co-founder and CEO Oscar Civantos describes each as a “portable micro social network.” Schoolfy's patent-pending educational technology is capable of supporting millions of micro social networks simultaneously.

The web application is free for teachers and students. All languages using Latin characters are supported, as are Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Says Civantos, "Our goal is to support educators and learners everywhere. Regardless of politics and high-level budget decisions, people worldwide should have access to excellent learning material."

A knowledge capsule about California redwoods at Schoolfy.com
A knowledge capsule about California redwoods at Schoolfy.com

Schoolfy Video - Spanish Subtitles

School the World or Individualize Education

Lessons created at Schoolfy.com can be published publicly or privately. Content can be shared several ways: via email; via Google Plus, Pinterest and other social media; and within commercial learning management systems. Capsules can also be embedded in other webpages.

Mass distribution of lessons is supported, but several features make Schoolfy helpful for individualizing education. Civantos explains, "The private distribution option, simple lesson editing, and automatic grading make it much easier than before for teachers to individualize learning."

Next Step: Crowdfunding for the Paperless Revolution

Schoolfy.com launched its free educational technology on June 2. A crowdfunding campaign is now underway at Indiegogo.com to help the company develop additional features and to help bridge the digital divide in schools worldwide.

Crowdfunding thank-you gifts range from appearing in the Schoolfy logo to sponsoring a school, sponsoring Schoolfy lessons with a corporate logo, and receiving customized Schoolfy software for a school, non-profit or business.

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      Shelley Watson 3 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this marvellous idea. Am sharing as there must be others out there that shouldn't miss this.

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      SantaCruz 3 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

      Thank you, CyberShelley!

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      Jim Luca 3 years ago

      Interesting.

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      Jaqui 3 years ago

      Wow!!! My teachers and students will love this. This is how students wish we were communicating anyway!

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      SantaCruz 3 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

      Jaqui, that's exactly it. "Meet students where they are." Enjoy! :)

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Good info. I am a student of English pedagogy.

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      SantaCruz 3 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

      Thanks, Sunardi! There are some great English lessons posted there... Maybe you will find something useful. Here's a fun English lesson plan about analyzing Katy Perry lyrics. :-) http://afn.schoolfy.com/commentaries/1418

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