Jeff sits down with Duncan Wilson and Craig Davies to discuss how their educational tool ClassCharts is being used by teachers to help organize everyday seating charts and help improve student behavior.
About Class Charts
www.classcharts.com started as an attempt to save time when creating seating charts. In our school we use seating charts with data labels (eg reading age / SEN) so that teachers can see key student data at a glance. The seating charts were created by entering data from an Excel sheet into Powerpoint which was hugely laborious. Developing an app was an obvious solution to this problem and so www.classcharts.com was born.
Duncan Wilson is from a teaching background with 16 years in the classroom, he formed Edukey Education in 2012. He initially started teaching Science but moved into ICT/computing at near the start of the internet revolution. He began creating online teaching resources in 2000 and has won the “Best of the Web” award from teachers TV. Duncan launchedwww.reportcommentbank.co.uk in 2010 and this is used worldwide by over 50,000 teachers. His new app – www.classcharts.com is a 100% free intelligent seating chart and behaviour management app. Keen surfer & computer geek.
Craig Davies is a KS3-5 ICT teacher and pastoral head of year in a secondary school inWales and has been teaching for 10 years. He comes from an ICT technical background but taught science before moving into ICT. Craig is a keen user of Apple technology and uses a wide range of apps and tools to maximise learning in his classroom.