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Please enter an extended description of your team below (2000 characters-with spaces-or less, or roughly 500 words)Educators know that feedback is key to student learning, but only effective if timely and high-quality. The current feedback loop for paper-based work is cumbersome, which results in teachers not having enough time to give quality feedback. By the time students receive feedback, it may be too late to be useful.
Floop is a digital platform that facilitates timely, quality feedback on paper assignments. Students take a picture of their work using the app. Teachers access the work on web or mobile, drag and drop comments from a pre-populated bank of feedback aligned with standards, and add personalized written and audio comments. Custom comments are saved for future drag and drop. In addition, teachers can add next steps that include instructional videos or practice problems. Once the teacher hits submit, students receive push notifications on their phones and continue dialogue by acknowledging and responding to the comments. Floop also identifies knowledge gaps by tracking how often standards-based comments are used, giving teachers, students, and schools actionable data.
2.1 million teachers and 24,000 schools in the U.S. could benefit from an upgrade to the feedback loop, and Floop is uniquely positioned as a physical-to-digital platform that also enhances feedback for work that is already digital. Teachers are excited about Floop! Abigail, a math teacher, asked, “This is a dream, when can I buy it?” Anita, an administrator, said, “With Floop, students are given the feedback they need, when they need it.” Teachers will be able to subscribe for $10/month or whole schools for $2/student/year.
Floop is the brainchild of a diverse, talented team of lifelong students:
Marie White- EdTech Innovator, Former Teacher
Melanie Kong- K-12 STEM Teacher, Engineer
Adam Shumays- K-12 Math Teacher, EdTech App-Smasher
Gabe Young- Full Stack Developer, Designer
Johnny Jung- Full Stack Developer, Entrepreneur
Ryan Pasecky- Front End Developer, Data Visualization
Dante Garcia- UX Designer, Graphics
Vincent Tsao- Tech Enthusiast, Product Architect
Angel Hsu- Entrepreneur, Product Designer