As public high school science teachers, we found that the right educational technology can help us teachers improve our students’ learning and prepare them for the global competition. Today, our students are more diverse, and they are constantly distracted by endless sources of entertainment. As young and innovative teachers, we have dedicated over thousands of hours to explore ways to incorporate technologies to enhance our students’ learning. We (Arthur, Amy, and John) implemented and evaluated their effectiveness on daily basis. One of the most important and popular technology that we found and implemented in our classes is an online Learning Management System. However, such useful online service is extremely expensive, and it is usually purchased as a district-subscription, which could cost over $100,000 per year. In addition, districts would spent hundred of thousands to train all teachers to use the service. Among the three of us, we chose John to form Win Elements LLC to operate StreamlineED because it is more challenging with taxes if there multiple managers. Arthur and Amy continue to work on operating StreamlineED as volunteers. We all three implemented in our classes to support their students. Our mission is not to get rich;rather, we want to make a difference in teachers, their students, and our education system.
As a teacher, I understand that many of us are living on a monthly paycheck, we provide the service to support teachers but also save schools/district money:
FREE 5-WEEKS trial. Only pay for teachers who using the service. Hopefully, the teachers would be able to ask their schools to pay for the service. Of course, if the teachers need more time, they may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get additional weeks.
FREE Training/ Training Resources & Support Community. We create How-To videos to guide teachers how to use each important feature of StreamlineED. We also provide 24/7 online community support forum to answer any questions. It is so easy to use, that you don’t a trainer to teach you how to use it.
Discounted Volume Subscription. Only $10 per month for individual account. We also offer up to 15% discount on volume subscription. Most of our money will be used to pay for the expensive server fees. Also, we have to pay $800 annually just to run an Limited Liability Company. On average, it cost about 5-8 dollars per teacher for server fee to keep the website fast and efficient for our students. For that reason, we also ask our users to donate what they can or purchase some of our products to keep StreamlineED possible in the future.