Friday, 24 July 2015

zondle - an update


Thank you so much for all the responses to the zondle survey!

We had more than 950 in just 3 days which is amazing and the number keeps growing! We also had a huge number of supportive emails and messages which I will share on this blog over the next week. These messages really do mean a lot and we appreciate each and every one.

There is clearly a desire for zondle to continue and our community seem to understand that the site might need to move to a subscription in order to keep going.

Two things that we noted from the survey
a) There was interest in district, school and multiple teacher pricing which we will work on shortly.
b) Some teachers felt that the $80 per year or $8 per month was a bit expensive.

We will be crunching the numbers next week and hopefully finalize a way to keep zondle going. In the meantime, thanks for all your support.

With best wishes

Ben

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

zondle - a possibility?





Thank you!
We have been amazed by the numbers of teachers who have contacted us about zondle, telling us how useful it is in their teaching and how students love it. Thanks so much for everyone who got in touch.


A possibility?

A large number of teachers have expressed a desire to pay to keep zondle open and so I am contacting everyone again to see whether this is a real possibility.


I have been asked by the shareholders to prepare a fully costed business plan to see whether we can build a sustainable business out of zondle going forward.
Most teachers suggested they would be willing to pay a monthly (or yearly) teacher’s subscription that will give each teacher (and all their students) access to zondle as it currently exists. The price would be around $8 per month or $80 for a whole year.

Zondle’s costs
Zondle needs about $7500 per month to keep going and allow the site to be supported, and a further $3500 per month to ensure we can keep developing great new features throughout the year.
This means that we need about 1500 teachers to contribute $8 per month to keep our doors open.

Please help!
To help to make this happen can you please answer the three questions on this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/i2BH9nuiXy
Please also share this survey with other teachers who use zondle.

If we can get enough people committed to this plan then we could keep zondle open which would be amazing!

Thanks again so much for all your wishes and support, I really appreciate it.

With best wishes

Ben

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

zondle assessment Plus

Today we are delighted to be releasing assessment Plus.


assessment Plus is a zondle Plus premium feature.

assessment Plus presents zondle topics in an interactive summative assessment format that is styled on a traditional paper-based assessment. All questions are visible, allowing students to revisit earlier questions before submitting their answers for automatic marking.


assessment Plus is now active on your account for FREE. This is a time limited offer with no obligation.


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

gradebook Live - real time student monitoring

Today we are delighted to announce the release of zondle gradebook Live (beta).

Gradebook Live (beta) enables you to monitor your students’ achievements in real time, while they play zondle games. You can easily see which students might need additional support and which questions the whole class are finding difficult.

Gradebook Live (beta) works with games on both the main website and on the mobile apps for iOS and Android.


Gradebook Live (beta) is now active on your account for FREE. This is a time limited offer with no obligation.

The following video shows you everything you need to get up and running.


Would you like to become a zondle Teacher Partner to help other teachers, plus you can earn money too!

The zondle marketplace is a key feature within zondle which enables teachers to purchase premium content which has been created and sold by expert teachers or partner companies which we trust.

Would you like to become one of our contributors and collaborate with us to create topics?

It’s really simple, all you need to do to use the process in the "Getting Started" document or video to load up your school appropriate content onto the zondle marketplace…. you decide how much you want to charge and the format of the content – and then for every one sold, we pay you part of the revenue! The details of the revenue share are also in the FAQs. Obviously, we need to keep our legal eagles happy, so don’t forget to make sure that you are comfortable with the terms and conditions, before signing them.

Every 90 days (we will aim to do it quicker), we send you your part of the revenue and a breakdown of the sales. You can even see your current and previous sales in your teacher Partner dashboard.  See… I told you it was simple!

To sign up, just click the banner at the top of your logged in home page.



If you do have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a note on the blog, or email us (doug.lapsley@zondle.com) and we will try to come back to you as quickly as we can.

Thank you, stay safe and enjoy every second

The zondle team