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What do teachers think?
The best answer to that is to ask around. Within a week of releasing Learning Score we were very excited to see some great reviews popping up in the blogosphere:
Doug Belshaw put together a great demo video in his post: http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2010/01/19/learning-score/
‘Learning Score is a visual planning tool for educators. And. It. Rocks!’
Tony Fox, and the people at Tutor2U.net said:
‘After just 10 minutes on the trial version I was confident I could use it to plan and deliver lessons using it, in fact I think it would improve my lesson planning.’
Doug Woods spotted it before we went live, and blogged:
‘I cannot believe that I have not heard of or seen Learning Score before; I can only say that I must have had my head buried deeply in the sand. Learning Score appears to be a fantastic tool for devising lesson plans.’
Other quotes from our trials
‘It is precisely because money is tight that your software is important. For me it represents a saving in terms of the amount of time I put into writing lesson plans. As teachers we have leadership roles in other areas of school life – these roles are increasing due to staff cutbacks – and the Learning Score idea makes planning lessons much less stressful, eliminates the time required to publish the lesson plan, and produces a lesson plan that is highly helpful containing all the file names and pacing, that is usable in the classroom and transportable. Gosh, what's not to like?’
Professor Russell Long, economics teacher
Here are some links to reviews that have been written about Learning Score:
See what all the fuss is about: try it for yourself!