This campaign is to help FourTeachersProject launch The Desk, a web-based application designed to help teachers create more effective lesson plans.
The Desk is a web-based application designed to help teachers create more effective lesson plans.
The Desk utilizes social networking, search functionality, peer rating/editing, and more, to help teachers maximize their ability to share and create high-quality, creative, and effective lesson plans while maintaining accountability and adherence to all state and federal teaching standards.
Currently, there is no central database from which teachers can source ideas for lesson plans. Sites currently found online are individually run, vary in quality and effectiveness, require a subscription, and/or don't provide peer editing or peer evaluation.
The Desk will solve all of these problems while creating the first free community for teachers everywhere.
Our goal is for The Desk to be the largest database of lesson plans available at no cost to teachers across the nation. The Desk will be a community for teachers to share ideas, teaching tools, best practices, and concrete models for how to be successful in the classroom.
The Desk will start in Texas, but in the future we hope to launch nation-wide, in order to connect teachers everywhere, across America, to one another and to help raise the standards of teaching to a new level of consistency, quality, and innovation.
$4,000 will allow us to build a limited-function alpha prototype. $8,000 will allow us to build a full-function alpha prototype.
$10,000 will allow us to pay for the filing fees and legal costs of becoming a 5013c non-profit organization, so that we can market our alpha prototype to investors and grant programs, and develop the alpha into a full-fledge Texas-beta.