Slack for Schools & Universities
Academy ist a free communication tool for teachers, parents and students. Teachers can create virtual course rooms and share documents and pictures, collect funds etc. Throughout the whole platform, the phone number and email of the users stays private and is not visible to other users. Messaging is free. However, there will be a transaction fee, when the teachers manage the classroom funds through Academy.
Innovation means a change of behaviour. With our initial test we can already see how teachers change their way of working with classrooms with Academy. They spend less time with paper work and are much more motivated to interact with their classroom on a more personal level.
Right now the educational market is occupied by companies offering complicated and expensive software. With Academy we can provide much more value for a much cheaper price. In addition to that we have a good shot at disrupting the school book publishers. We have an integrated library of high quality educational material that is all digital and can be easily distributed to the classroom. This could be the first step to rethinking the 'school book' to a more interactive version.