Details & Back-story:
Part of the second graduating class from the Imagine K-12 edtech incubator/accelerator in Palo Alto, CA, EdShelf is a customizable directory of online tools, apps, and websites for educators. EdShelf's interface allows users to easily display, compare, and select favorite "apps" on a virtual bookshelf.
Founded around the mission of helping educators discover, review, and organize ed-focused applications, EdShelf tries to "reduce the friction" that naturally occurs when you combine a plethora of available online resources and a deficit of reliable rating systems. Learn about the EdShelf team here.
Unique Point of Difference:
EdShelf seems to possess the elusive three qualities of edtech products: 1) Easy to use interface 2) Beautiful, sleek design and 3) It provides a service that is lacking in the ed-tech industry— ratings and reviews.
As we build out and evolve our adaptive learning database, it is important to remember the value of a sleek, easy to use platform and user interface. EdShelf is an exemplar of both of these ideals.
Easy to use, beautifully designed resource for finding, storing, and rating learning applications.
Directory of Apps & Resources...(I suggested Vialogues!)