Free For All!

That’s right, I’m starting a ClassRealm fight club where I pit students against each other and… wait. That’s not it. No, I just wanted to let everyone know that we are going to try to make our ClassRealm online interface free (that includes any potential apps). During our Kickstarter we tacked on a price tag, but  I think that was to make ClassRealm look like a better backer reward. It’s kinda hard to say, “Give us money and we’ll give you something you could have gotten for free anyway!”

So, no monthly fees. No one time fee. Free. It may not pan out that way in the very end, but I promise we will try to make it as inexpensive as possible. I don’t see why we couldn’t do it. That being said, once the interface is out and about for teachers to use we will likely be accepting donations.

Educational tools shouldn’t be expensive. I realize it takes time and money to develop them, but in the end it shouldn’t be about the profit. It should be about customizing educational needs for students. If ClassRealm inspires just one student in one classroom in some far off corner of the world to work harder then it will all be worth it.

Yes, we are still working. No, the online interface will not be out soon. As much as it pains us to work this slowly it’s something that has to happen at this pace. I promise it will be worth it in the end. Haven’t you ever read “The Tortoise and the Hare”?

2 Comments on "Free For All!"

  1. Jeremy says:

    Hi Ben, I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

    I’ve tested out my own variant of class realm with excel spreadsheets, charts and graphs to track class work, homework, levels etc … and the kids love it.

    I’ve also implemented your suggestion to change it from boys vs girls into a overall class level target …

  2. John says:

    ClassRealm is the most inspired thing I have seen education wise in many years. I wish my teachers cared enough to come up with something like this when I was in school. I actually heard one of my math teachers say to another teacher, “I try to get away with teaching the bare minimum, because half these kids will never achieve a level of employment that requires any math skills at all.” I am an oilfield construction welder. I have to use math almost all day long and I struggle with it sometimes. Might be different if my math teachers had cared. But that aside, I would love to see my daughter involved in this in her school!!

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