ClassHivean edtech startup with Aboriginal founders, is helping to transform primary school education across Australia after a successful beta phase.
The startup offers digital education tools to simplify teaching and learning.
Developed by Wingaru Education founders Lesley and Harvey Woodhouse, ClassHive provides a safe online learning environment for students and educators, withWith a one-stop auto-login that helps streamline technology in the classroom, saving teachers and education staff time to focus more on their students.
Lesley Woodhouse, CEO of ClassHive, said administrative work associated with the use of online resources is a major obstacle to adopting digital tools and there is a lack of tools to tackle this problem.
“Having seen this issue firsthand through Wingaru Education, we recognized the need for a solution. This is why we created ClassHive,” she said.
Harvey Woodhouse said ClassHive has gained significant credibility with the education community in its first few months by providing an online resource management platform that reduces teachers’ administrative workload and frustration.
Early data indicates that ClassHive use in schools has led to a 30% increase in the use of third-party digital tools, resources, and edtech providers, while also providing a 13% reduction in classroom management.
“Because of this, we are witnessing the very real efficiencies it brings to the industry – both for teachers and resource providers,” he said.
Ben Grozier, CEO of another edtech platform, ClassCoversaid that teachers’ workloads are overwhelming, and ClassHive is focusing on reducing that workload.
“The potential time savings are enormous. When you think about all the minutes and hours spent coordinating digital assets, it’s worth investing in tools that give back that time. ClassHive is a huge time saver,” he said.
Mike Wood, Chief Operations Officer of ClassHive, said the platform is the answer to being overwhelmed by digital learning.
“ClassHive makes it easy to manage, oversee and share digital educational resources with your students,” he said.
“One of the benefits teachers love is that they no longer have to search for lost student passwords. Within a few minutes they can log in with the whole class, even with a simple QR code.”