Meet the Edcite Team

We are excited to continue our series: Meet the Edcite Team, where we feature a member of our team by asking them a set of questions.

This month we are focusing on our fabulous web developer Tani Wong. Read on to meet Tani!

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What brought you to Edcite?

After completing a coding bootcamp in San Francisco, there was a job fair and Edcite actually found me!

Tell us about what you do at Edcite.

I’m a web developer / graphic designer hybrid, streamlining Edcite’s user flow. Edcite has a wide array of functionalities, and I’m focused on making it more user friendly by restructuring our current pages and implementing new ideas for future developments.

Tell us about your education background.

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Tani designed the new student sign-in page: edcite.com/go.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in both Design and Communication at University of California Davis. After being a graphic designer for a few years, I had the opportunity to complete a web development program at a coding bootcamp in San Francisco. Always having an interest in coding, I decided to immerse myself in this program so that I could interconnect my design background with programming skills, and I’m grateful that I’m doing that now at Edcite! 

Which teacher in school impacted you the most and why?

Although not in a school setting, my piano teacher of 8+ years, Ms. Marie, taught me not to let my mistakes discourage me, but to learn from them and keep going…especially during a recital. Yikes!

What do you love most about the Edcite platform?

I love that it’s always evolving, whether it’s adding new features to accommodate certain teachers or revamping what we currently have.

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Tani also designed the new Class Dashboard! You can check it out by visiting the Classes tab.

Do you have any advice for teachers about using Edcite?

Being a smaller company, I enjoy that we’re learning as much as the users. My advice for teachers is to be patient with the program because Edcite provides a bunch of needs for teachers and their various teaching styles. Problems will arise here and there, but we’re always listening and striving to empower teachers and engage students. 🙂

Name three things that you can’t live without.

  • Nephews. Seeing them enjoy the simple things and watching them get smarter every time I interact with them is insane! (ha! I guess that’s how teachers feel about their students, huh?)
  • Biking. The chance to go fast, enjoy the outdoors, and exercise without feeling like I am is awesome!
  • Floss. I love to floss. My dentist would be proud. 

Thank you, Tani, for all of your hard work supporting the Edcite team! 

Women of EdciteYou can learn more about Tani and her thoughts on being a woman in the tech world by visiting our blog post “Women of Edcite.”

Teacher of the Month: Maria Sohns

We are thrilled to present our February Teacher of the Month, Maria Sohns! Maria is an exceptional middle school language arts teacher in Indiana who uses Edcite daily. Read on to learn more about Maria and how she uses Edcite.

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Best Digital Assignments of 2016

 

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As we begin a new year, we are taking a look back at what our community assigned throughout 2016. While over 19,600 digital assignments have been shared in our Assignment Library, below you will find some of the best assignments sent to students in 2016.

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Meet the Edcite Team: Intern Edition

Our monthly series Meet the Edcite Team continues! Each month we feature a different member of our team by asking them a set of questions.

This month we are featuring our Content Intern, Ronak Ramchandran. Read on to meet Ronak!

Where do you go to school? What are you studying? 

I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology.

What brought you to Edcite?

I was looking to intern and wanted to use my free time more productively. Edcite seemed to be the perfect fit for me, and I enjoy interning here.

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You can find Ronak’s assessments by searching for him on the Social Pages!

Tell us about what you’ve been working on during your internship.

I have been working on creating educational content for the website in the form of assignments and tests. I have also been proofreading and checking previous assignments

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Check out the full 7th grade math assessment by visiting: https://edcite.com/1c0uxo

Which teacher in school had the most impact on you and why?

My biology teacher in 10th standard was a great source of inspiration for me as well as the other students. Her name was Ms. Parvathy and she always stressed personal development. She would make sure that we all spoke with confidence and had perfect posture. She would often tell us to follow our dreams and not be just another brick in the wall. Her classes and teaching stay with me even today.

shutterstock_527979586.jpgDo you have any advice for teachers about how students want to learn today?

A passionate teacher who loves teaching his/her subject can make a world of difference in the classroom. The teacher’s interest will inevitably rub off on the students and they will begin to learn more out of their own will than out of force or obligation.

What is your favorite movie or book? Why?

My favorite movie is Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Devdas. I love everything about this movie. The plot is different and set in a different timeline which makes things more interesting. The music and dialogue are very beautiful and poetic. All this along with exquisite set design and cinematography makes for a unique and unforgettable movie experience.

Do you have a favorite quote?

My favorite quote, which has stayed with me all my life, is “live and let live.” I feel like this quote is deceptively simple and if internalized can make life more simple and peaceful for the individual and the people around.

Name three things you can’t live without.

Music (I play the veena, a stringed instrument), family and home-cooked food.🙂

Thank you, Ronak, for your continued hard work as an Edcite intern!

Look for Ronak’s assignments and assessments on Edcite, and be sure to check back next month to meet another member of the Edcite team!

Teacher of the Month: Shana Nissenbaum

We are very excited to present our November Teacher of the Month, Shana Nissenbaum! Shana is an amazing elementary teacher who works in Ohio and lives in Indiana. Read on to learn more about Shana and how she uses Edcite.

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Meet the Edcite Team

We are so excited to continue our series: Meet the Edcite Team! Each month we feature a different member of our team by asking them a set of questions.

This month we are featuring our fantastic team member in India, Jagadish Kumar. Read on to meet Jagadish!

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What brought you to Edcite?

I got connected to Edcite because of its wonderful learning platform. Edcite makes both teachers’ as well as students’ lives easier with its interactive questions, shared content from other teachers and many other features. I enjoy working at Edcite because things keep changing here.

Tell us about what you do at Edcite.

I am a Project Manager at Edcite, so I see that the support issues get resolved on time. I also manage some of the Edcite projects so that the platform evolves in a planned manner.

Tell us about your education background.

I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and while working as a Design Engineer, I pursued my Masters in Business Administration on Project Management and Human Resource Management domains.

Which teacher in school impacted you the most and why?

Mrs. Geetha was my favorite teacher during my high school. She was a gold medalist in mathematics. She made me understand how easy and logical mathematics is. She helped me in solving various mathematical problems in a simpler way.

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What do you love most about the Edcite platform?

I really love all the types of questions on Edcite. Mainly I like gaming and image type questions where students actually can have fun in learning.

What advice do you have for teachers who are using Edcite?

Edcite is a huge platform for digital learning. It gives both teachers and students a way to explore their own understanding. Teachers can create various types of questions and students can actually visualize and understand what they are learning. I would advise educators to push the envelope in creativity – explore all that Edcite has to offer to make your kids learn in a better way.

Do you have a favorite movie/book or a favorite quote?

One of my favorite books is Wings of Fire – it’s an autobiography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India and a renowned scientist. It’s an inspirational book.

“Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.”
—APJ Abdul Kalam

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Name three things you can’t live without.

1. Family and friends: to share my happy and sorrowful moments, to keep me safe and comfortable.
2. Phone: it has become one of my basic needs.
3. Sweets: I love sweets. 🙂

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I love travelling, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and cousins. And I welcome feedback from everyone!

Thank you, Jagadish, for all of your hard work supporting the Edcite team!

Be sure to check back next month to meet another member of the Edcite team!