Every time we go to a school to introduce the CBC App, it is very common for us to hear words like “this will make our work much easier”. This is exactly what we expect each time we work with a school, but to actually see a school overcome difficulties it has faced for years is very inspiring.
I have two examples, one from a school that has been using the App for only one month and another from a school that has been using the App for an entire term. It is clear from the analytics that the schools are using the App and the feedback from teachers tells us why they are using the App.
Learner reports are yet another aspect of the App that has really helped the teachers, the school and even the parent. The fact that you are able to see the learners progress throughout the term, from how they performed in the different class activities, to how that ties to their performance in the end-term exam is a game changer.
This means even during open days in the school, when the teachers meet the parents they are able to have a productive meeting on the child’s performance that is backed with data and so the teacher is able to know what to focus on, and the parent knows how they could help the child during the holidays improve or perfect certain areas in their children’s academic.
Best part of the report is the teacher just needs to be consistent in keying in both the summative and formative scores and the app does the hard work of compiling everything else.
More exciting things are in the works
In our school visits and also conversations with teachers we get a lot of questions and requests in regards to other features that could help make their work even easier. We take all these requests into account and add them to our development pipeline.
By the start of next term, 2023, we will have more features that will actually enable the teachers do most of their work from the App. Top of the bunch is Syllabus Coverage. We have a plan around it and we hope to see that feature transforming how teachers plan, assess and keep records.
We are excited to see what 2023 has in store as we continue to do our part in helping empower the Kenyan teacher, after all, a teacher affects eternity, they never know where their influence stops.