It’s been a great journey so far! We started building Abel in June 2019 as a simple tool to collect high-quality data efficiently in a classroom. We’ve now been testing the product for 3-odd weeks now in classrooms across 2 schools. One of the most encouraging things I’ve heard firsthand from my student, after seeing her performance on her Physics IGCSE trials sketched out clearly on Abel’s charts, was “Now I know where to spend my time studying…” — took a pause, then continued — “I wish we had this in Chemistry and Biology… and Maths and Add Maths! I wish this was in all my sciences!”
This spurred me on to continue on this path to building classrooms that foster a desire to learn and for better teaching in Malaysia.
Now, for the coming year ahead, we want to add the following. We’ve been working hard building a suite of features on Abel so it can be a platform that best serve teachers, students and schools in delivering dang good education!
So here it is, the plan for 2019 - 2020, our Roadmap!
ability to promote and archive classrooms:
a year 10 classroom needs to go over into year 11 (obviously).
What happens when students from year 11 graduate? Instead of deleting the classroom (and the data), teachers and schools can now archive the classroom, preserving student results for future reference (e.g. background checks by students’ future employers, etc.).
collate Exam Results from multiple source papers:
Visualisation and recommendations are better, happier, and more accurate with more sources feeding it!
track the performance of an entire cohort of classrooms over time:
For school reporting - essential part of the education process!
ability for teachers to track their interventions when using Recommendations:
teachers can track what they’ve done in bridging learning gaps in their classroom
this gives HODs a bird’s eye view over their teachers’ works
the ability to build Lesson Plans on Abel, linking these to the results data:
teachers can easily track the standard of performance directly back to a lesson plan - leading to objective feedback on your teaching programmes
E.g. 60% of the class scored below 50% in electromagnetism. I can now view the lesson plans on the topic of electromagnetism that led up to this exam and critically evaluate how it was conducted.
To our users who have been testing this out with us, thank you!
There's a lot more I'd like to add to this Roadmap, and we're taking suggestions! If you have any, buzz us here: firstname.lastname@example.org.