We believe that the key for a better future lies in providing an excellent basic education for everyone. In the future, education will matter more than ever and we need to keep improving as a humanity. Yet, this dream has a long way to go. Instead of improvement, we are seeing a decline in learning results in many western countries.
The reality is that the world is changing rapidly and schools and teachers are constantly facing new kind of challenges. Technology, which is shaping our ways to teach, learn, communicate and behave as a society, does offer new kinds of possibilities for learning, but also brings new challenges with it. How should education leverage the best parts of these changes, yet maintain what already works? How should education react and keep up with the ever-accelerating change of pace?
This all got us worried and thinking. But in the end, worrying does not help too much, so we wanted to act! If we could make even a tiny bit of improvement that could be scalable, we would be happy. While trying to think up the best way to do so, we came to the conclusion that the key element in the puzzle are the educators themselves.
Teachers are facing enormous pressure from different directions, yet usually doing a great job. The problem is that teachers are working alone most of the time – preparing their own materials for their classes and coming up with new teaching methods and ideas. But the best materials and ideas rarely leave the classroom! Everyone would benefit – kids and teachers – if the best educational materials, practices and ideas could be circulated all around the globe more efficiently. So why not provide a tool for that?
Freeed is a 100% free tool for teachers to share and find the best educational materials and ideas. Our hope is that it will become more than just a tool – a place for the teachers to discuss and develop education together.
Pedagogical & edtech expert. M.Sc. in Education.
Co-Founder, Product Lead
Concept & product design. PhD in Theoretical Physics.
Co-Founder, Lead Architect
Full-stack developer and creator of Freeed.com. M.Sc. in Engineering Physics and Mathematics.