The Salesforce Summer Hackathon Series came to NYC this past weekend and challenged participants to create a Salesforce1 Mobile App. With bragging rights and cash prizes on the line, Silverline Technical Architect Wes Weingartner, set out to create an app that reinvents teaching.
Wes, along with team members, Melissa Corto & Brian Oconnell, dubbed the app Teacher Mod. The tool helps teachers track the specific strategies they use when working with special needs students.
When a teacher opens the app, they are greeted with a list of students in their classroom. They can then drill down to individual student information and see which strategies have been used in the past along with how effective each strategy was with that particular student. Teacher Mod also provides aggregated data on the efficacy of each strategy for all students.
To add to the list of innovative features, teachers can search/filter for teaching strategy based on the type of special need and the skill they’re working on. This tool not only empowers teachers to work more effectively, it helps teaching professionals construct the best programs for each special needs diagnosis.
The Salesforce panel judged apps based upon four criteria: innovation, business potential, user experience, and usage of Salesforce technologies. Silverline is very proud of Wes and the Teacher Mod team. They beat out 33+ hackers for first prize!
More information about Teacher Mod and screenshots of the app can be found here.