Featured News Nov 15

Along recognized as a 2024 District Administration Top Ed Tech Products Finalist

As we near the end of the year, we are so grateful for all the important work that educators are doing in the classroom to build strong connections and increase student voice. We are excited that Along can be a part of these experiences and also appreciate the recent accolades we’ve received, including our latest recognition as a finalist for District Administration’s Top Ed Tech Products Awards.

Receiving this Finalist designation means that Along has been rigorously evaluated as an innovative solution that is helping school leaders meet the evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools. Finalists are judged and chosen based on their innovation in the education technology space and overall effectiveness and impact. 

As excited as we are to be recognized with an outstanding award, it’s really the impact that Along brings to our educator community that keeps us going. 

Sophia Yargo, a 9th-grade English teacher at Struthers High School in Ohio, recently told us, “It’s important to consider what my students are feeling right now, how I can make them feel more confident, and to be able to help them learn. Along helps with that in a lot of ways, giving them a space to share their thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening way. And, they know that I’m reading their answers on Along and developing ideas surrounding what I’m teaching them.”

Through the connections built on Along, Jenn Carlson, a computer science teacher at Mesa View Middle School in Farmington, New Mexico, said that her students “respect me more and they stay on task. The payback is worth every minute. The more you get to know your kids, the more they are going to work for you. We are trying to get them fired up about school by getting to know them better and to make these connections so these kids really understand that there’s a lot of people in this building who care about you.”

These educator experiences tell us that Along is making a difference across the country—but that’s not all. The Along team is continuing to talk to educators around the country and constantly working to improve our platform to make the educator and student experience even more meaningful. We’ll continue to share updates to Along as the school year continues! 

The Top Ed Tech Products are recognized as part of the annual Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), taking place Jan. 23 – 26, 2024 in Orlando.  For more information about the awards, take a look here

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