Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yates
Our mission begins with a simple question: What if we could reduce the barriers that exist between classrooms and the community? We believe that it would transform how, what, when and where we learn. And we believe the time to do this is now, and the chance to do it is here! Welcome to EDvite, an online app that connects learners to the infinite learning opportunities in their community!
Why do we need EDvite?
When you think about our current education system, do you ever feel like we need less testing and a lot more inspiring? If so, you're not alone! There are thousands of organizations, businesses, institutions, and individuals who want to inspire students with great learning opportunities but do not have a way of communicating directly with teachers and learners. There are just as many teachers and parents who want to provide inspiring, real-world learning experiences for students, but do not have the time to reach out to different organizations. EDvite makes it easy for these groups to connect!
How do we do it?
We have been developing an app since early 2014 that utilizes google maps and other tools to make it easy--and fun--to locate educational resources in your community. Ranging from museum exhibits to community gardens, and from mentor programs to coding academies, our educator-editors have organized resources in a manner that is intuitive and efficient for users to find what they want. Our app allows teachers and parents to sort by location (city, region and state), topic, grade level and even delivery style (in-class or on-site).