The votes are in!
Before I reveal the winner of the EduHack Peoples Choice award, I’ll give some context incase you’re just hearing about EduHack for the first time now.
Eduhack was Australia’s first educational hackathon that we hosted this month in Melbourne. The idea was to bring students, educators, entrepreneurs, designers and engineers together to share ideas, form teams, design digital products and rapidly co-create innovative solutions that tackle real education challenges over one jam packed weekend.
To hear how it all unfolded blow by blow, check out our earlier post.
The great thing about Eduhack is that after the weekend, the ideas don’t end, and we wanted to encourage that with a People’s Choice that ran for another week on Twitter. Teams spread the word about their innovative idea and got followers to vote online.
Congratulations to the winner of EduHack’s People Choice: Tock, giving students the ability to take ownership of their own timetable. Tock makes personalising timetables for students and teachers easy.
Team Tock took home a cash prize and mentoring supported from myEd and CNPE.
Creating content for each of your classes can be really time consuming. Thats why we strive to make quests as reusable and collaborative as possible.
Hence, I’m pleased to announce our brand new Library. We’ve rebuilt the whole experience to make it easier to organise, reuse and collaborate on quests you’re creating.
After creating a new quest you can choose to save it to your library. Once in your library you will be able to use the smooth drag’n’drop to organise your quests into meaningful collections.
Check out the video to see it in action.
The product team here at myEd are continuously trying to come up with ways of simplifying your job as a teacher.
Today we’re making it as easy as 1,2,3 to send out and collect your class assignments.
- Create a quest for your assignment. Use the start and end dates to set when you want the assignment released and due by. (Times can be easily set inside your quest)
- Click ‘Add Activity’ and then select ‘Assignment Dropbox’.
- Enter the assignment guidelines with Text, Images, Files, etc.
And in 3 steps, your done!
Your students will be able to drop their assignment into the field and you can easily mark and comment on it via Markbook.
At the very core of myEd is our powerful gamification that makes learning fun and exciting for your students.
And today we’re making it even easier for you with our brand new badge editor.
You can now quickly whip up a fun badge to match your learning content and quests.
Just click the quest badge to bring up the editor, then simply pick your colour and icon!
Feeling a little lazy? Try out the randomise button up the top left and we’ll do the
fun hard work for you.
From working closely with our partner schools, we’ve noticed a real pain point amongst our students and teacher, particularly k-6, that being their own email address.
School email addresses are long and difficult to type, not to mention easy to forget. So we’ve made logging in to myEd with your school email address a breeze by adding auto-complete for your school’s email domain. Based on your school we will suggest the email domains for you so you don’t have to type them yourself.
Just type in your email and when you get to the ‘@’ sign, we’ll suggest some completions.