GET TO KNOW YOUR STUDENTS. GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHING.
Create a more effective and inclusive classroom.
Teachly is an ed-tech application that brings the dynamics of a small classroom to larger lecture halls.
We began work on Teachly in the spring of 2015, after years spent obsessing about how to create increasingly personalized learning experiences for students. We had come to believe that data were critical to this mission--data about students, about our own habits as teachers, and about in-class interactions. But the barriers to the use of data were too high: too many Excel spreadsheets, too many institutional databases, too many stand-alone tools. We built Teachly to bring those data together in one place and to help us, as faculty, take more immediate action in the classroom.
To date, Teachly has been used by over 75 faculty members in over 100 classrooms at the Harvard Kennedy School. We now have ongoing pilots at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Teachly builds rich, searchable student profiles about their backgrounds, interests, and goals. This allows for personalized interactions with each student.
Teachly generates session-by-session analytics--combined into thematic dashboards--that identify patterns and help to flag students that may be falling through the cracks.
Interactive Seating Chart
By visualizing data as they're laid out in the real world, Teachly focuses attention on spatial blind spots, as well as on individual students that may need support.
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We’re working to make Teachly more widely available. If you’re interested in using Teachly at your institution, please add your email to our distribution list and we’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress. If you might be interested in helping to fund our work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Creator & Faculty Pioneer
Co-Creator & Faculty Pioneer
Advisors: Andy Levi, Mae Klinger
We are grateful to the Harvard Kennedy School, the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education for financial support of our pilots. We are also grateful to many individuals who made Teachly possible. They include, but are not limited to Evan Abramsky, Victoria Barnum, Jennifer Betancourt, Iris Bohnet, Josh Bookin, Suzanne Cooper, Doug Elmendorf, Archon Fung, Jaime Goldstein, Mae Klinger, Andy Levi, Don Oppenheimer, Kristin Sullivan, Ian Tosh, and Janney Wilson. We are also grateful to the faculty members participating in all our pilots, and to the members of their respective teaching teams. Finally, we are grateful to the software firm Zagaran, especially to Alvin Siu and Aaron Klein, for developing the current version of Teachly and for being great partners in our efforts to help faculty teach more effectively and inclusively.
Teachly is a project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.