Not only does the Teach ME System solve a need by bringing the teacher and classroom to the student, it does it at an affordable price. Further, it is equitable. There are no requirements that students have internet at home.
Pricing is such that each student can have a Video Notebook for the year, a supply of weekly exchange items (School Bag & USB), and School Masks.
A full package will cost much less than Laptops or Tablets.
Remote learning options are needed for schools due to Covid-19 pandemic. Schools can provide Tablets or iPads for students to do on-line learning, but have difficulty providing one system per student due to cost, and the technology has definite limitations. Issues:
- Not all students have access to internet.
- Back-to-back live streaming causes computer fatigue.
- On-line learning involves a new and unfamiliar curriculum. On-line tests are especially difficult for children.
- On-line is especially bad for:
- Younger students do not do well with Google Classroom or distraction
- Students with disabilities, special needs, or language barriers face additional challenges.
- Topics like math (studies indicate college students dislike on-line math as well).
- Home environments do not always lend themselves to students learning. If parents are working with students, they may get called away for their work.
- A loss of connection is missing between students and teachers.
- Cost to provide equipment for every student.
- Cost of on-line systems.
- Create a system of internet-free tools that deliver focused video from the teacher to the student and go back to graded papers.
- Eliminate on-line learning
- Especially tests
- No new curriculum
- Eliminate computers
- Deliver focused video
2. Ensure students can use the product in a way that works with their learning style and home environment.
- No back-to-back sessions, students set their pace. Teachers recommend schedule.
- Students must be able to start, stop, pause, and rewatch.
- Make it portable and without internet requirements.
3. Create a sense of interaction between students and teachers and make the learning as similar to the classroom experience as possible.
- Teachers and Students interact with physical items such as graded homework, tests, notes.
Provide at a cost much less than Chromes or Tablets so that every student can be provided a Teach ME System.
How did Teach ME come about?
Concerned engineers got together and asked what solution could be provided. Parents, teachers, and community members were interviewed. The common responses:
“On-line learning is not working”
“Kids can’t sit at the computer all day.”
“I couldn’t do it, it’s too much.”
“I’m going to need to hire a teacher.”
“I can’t go back, I have family at home with health issues.”
The issues were compiled, a system was developed, and pricing was fine-tuned until it was feasible.