Special to the Journal
Share My Lesson has won the 2014 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Crowd Sourced Solution. A joint venture of the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, Share My Lesson offers one central location for free K-12 teaching resources, including activities, worksheets and lesson plans. The site, developed for teachers and by teachers, provides an online community where educators can share and find teaching resources, crowdsourcing these lessons as they share their expertise.
Launched less than two years ago, Share My Lesson adds this win, announced Thursday, to the following list of accomplishments:
- More than 435,000 subscribers
- More than 4.6 million resources downloaded to date
- Nearly 295,000 resources, including an impressive collection of more than 30,000 resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards
Considered the premier awards program for the software and information industries, the CODiE awards recognize the best solutions in the marketplace. Share My Lesson was selected among other category finalists WorkFusion (CrowdComputing Systems Inc.), Informatica Marketplace (Informatica Corp.) and NetProspex B2B Database (NetProspex) for best crowdsourcing products or services designed for use by media companies, publishers and information providers.
“Share My Lesson empowers teachers to share their lessons. When educators crowdsource, they can find creative, tried-and-true lessons that strengthen their practice and the success of their students,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
“TES and the AFT have an unlikely partnership—an American teachers union with a British education technology company. Yet what we’re able to do together to support teachers makes a very real difference every day in the classroom, as nearly a half-million educators and others have discovered,” said Louise Rogers, CEO of TSL Education, the parent company of TES Connect.
Kathy Greenler Sexton, SIIA vice president and general manager for the content division, said: “SIIA’s 2014 Content CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact content products out there.”