PassTheNotes – Student-Teacher Collaboration

A couple of college students noticed something: the applications being used inside the classroom and the ones used daily by people outside of it are not always the same.  Collaborating or social networking are just not easily done.  At least, not without an app they aren’t.

The two came up with PassTheNotes, a unique collaborative tool for students and teachers to use in or out of the classroom.

The app has only been in beta for a few weeks and has already won the AVCC award by one of its creators, who attended Florida International University, and the startup is on the fast track to the ER Accelerator event in Times Square.

To say this one is getting somewhere would be a big understatement.

The app is a virtual desk on which students or teachers can share notes and files with some or all of their groups and friends.  Made specifically for classroom collaboration, the app allows teachers to accept homework as shared files from students, it allows students to share class notes with one another, and it allows teachers to share classroom notes or information with students easily.

Think of it as a sort of Dropbox with G+ integration for the classroom.  Except more collaborative.

The desktop look is great and the drag-and-drop interface is easy to use and understand.  Students and teachers can visit one another’s desks and grab materials that are available to them there.  You can control who can and can’t see/access what’s there and settings are easy to make with just a push of a button.

The app is extremely useful and continually being upgraded as it works through its beta phase.  Well worth a try!

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