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Is Educational App Development Monetizable?: Interview with Anne Rachel & Jayne Clare, Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps, Part 6

Are you struggling with how to monetize your educational app endeavor? Are you wondering if it's even possible?


Then you won't want to miss the final installment of our debut video interview series -- TEACHERS IN THE VANGUARD -- with Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel, Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps.


This two gutsy gals took a risk and made it work. Find out how.


In Part I of the series, we learn how these two Teachers in the Vanguard moved quickly from pioneer app developers to creators of an app resource and discovery site that benefits a community of educators, parents and other care-givers now 50,000 strong.


In Part 2, we discover the criteria and considerations Anne and Jayne use when evaluating the apps they choose to recommend on the TWA site.


In Part 3, the two offer us insights, direct from the front lines, on the ever-evolving app industry, and the respect they share for developers of educational products.


And in Part 4, we find out how Jayne and Anne have come to honor both worthy products and the people and organizations behind them: those developers who seem never fail at keeping children and learning at the forefront of their efforts.


Then, in Part 5, Jayne introduces us to Jayne Clare Consulting (JCC) and sets us up for Anne's latest news, to be revealed in our final episode to follow.


Do you have a question for Anne or Jayne?
Click "comments" to the right to leave your message.


Like to nominate a Teacher in the vanguard?
Please introduce him or her to us today!

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The Teachers With Apps App Certification & Certified Developer Programs: Interview with Anne Rachel & Jayne Clare, Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps, Part 4

In Part 4 of this debut series -- TEACHERS IN THE VANGUARD -- Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel, Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps, fill us in on their latest, greatest app-ventures:
 

The Teachers With Apps
App Certification
and
Certified Developer
Programs

 

In Part I, we learn how these two Teachers in the Vanguard moved quickly from pioneer app developers to creators of an app resource and discovery site that benefits a community of educators, parents and other care-givers now 50,000 strong.
 

In Part 2 of the series, we discover the criteria and considerations Anne and Jayne use when evaluating the apps they choose to recommend on the TWA site.
 

In Part 3, the two offer us insights, direct from the front lines, on the ever-evolving app industry, and the respect they share for developers of educational products.
 

Now, in this latest episode, we find out how Jayne and Anne have come to honor both worthy products and the people and organizations behind them: those developers who seem never fail at keeping children and learning at the forefront of their efforts.


If you have a question for Anne or Jayne, don't hesitate to click "comments" and ask. Thanks!


Do you know a teacher in the vanguard?
Introduce him or her to us today!

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Reflections on the Infant (and Growth) Educational App Industry: Interview with Anne Rachel & Jayne Clare, Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps, Part 3

As described in Part I and Part 2 of the debut series of TEACHERS IN THE VANGUARD, Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel have been on the cutting edge of the app industry from its inception.


"We knew from the very beginning that this was the future. There was no doubt in our minds that this was the way children were going to be learning. We wanted to be on the cutting edge. We wanted to be where everything was happening and maybe a few steps ahead," Jayne states in a video interview conducted expressly for this blog.
 

From app developers, the two quickly evolved. They remained at the forefront of an infant industry, becoming Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps, a resource and app discovery website for educators and care-givers.
 

"We really were in just the right place at the right time," says Anne Rachel, "which was just sheer luck, in so far as having an impact."
 

Find out all about what they have learned on the front lines of an industry undergoing tremendous growth and change. View the video interview above.


Do you know a teacher in the vanguard?
Introduce him or her to us today!

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On Apps and the Future of Learning: Interview with Anne Rachel & Jayne Clare, Co-Founders of Teachers With Apps, Part 1

Career educators and life-long friends, Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel were already in the vanguard in 2009 when theirs were among the first education apps to hit the App Store.
 

"We knew from the very beginning that this was the future. There was no doubt in our minds that this was the way children were going to be learning. We wanted to be on the cutting edge. We wanted to be where everything was happening and maybe a few steps ahead," Jayne states in a recent interview debuting today on this blog.


"We are both dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are not only the tools of the future, but the tools of today. That with them, we can reach children well beyond the classroom," adds Anne.
 

Branded under their joint venture, i-Itch Inc: Apps that Delight and Develop, Anne and Jayne’s reading-readiness apps – ABC On the Go, ABC Shakedown, and ABC Shakedown Plus – were instant hits. They all rose quickly to the top of the education category. But the voices of these apps were soon shouted down by the mob of products, many (if not most) of questionable educational quality, that continue to flood into the education category, and that now number in the tens of thousands. 
 

As Anne and Jayne watched more and more “truly educational apps” get swept aside by big-brand, big-budget bullies with little educational value, they decided it was time to stride forward again. They saw the need for a resource site where teachers, parents, and app users could reliably discover great educational content. And so they resolved to create it.
 

In 2010, Teachers With Apps was born with the goal of showcasing top-of-the-class apps and, later, top-of-the-class developers. The site aims to help teachers and caregivers source App Store gems that have become lost from view. The site is a safe haven for educational app developers, working on a shoestring, who are in the business of changing lives, first. But the main objective of Teacher With Apps has always been to ensure that educationally sound content finds its way into the hands of children and youth.
 

What makes Teachers With Apps stand apart?

  • Founded by educators, the company worldview is grounded in age-appropriate educational theory and practice.  

  • All reviews are contributed by teachers.

  • All reviewed apps are field-tested with students.

  • Only recommended apps are featured on the Teachers With Apps site.

If you find an app on Teachers With Apps, you can feel confident it’s worthy of your child’s or your students’ attention.
 

I am honored and delighted to launch this new interview series, TEACHERS IN THE VANGUARD, by introducing you to Anne Rachel and Jayne Clare of Teachers With Apps.


Enjoy! And please don't hesitate to leave your comments for Jayne and Anne.
 

Best, Sarah

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