had its genesis with a young elementary teacher working late yet
again. She wanted to create a bingo game for her class using the
week's spelling words. While she was working on the tenth or eleventh
Bingo card, her frustration grew as she thought about all the
other things she needed to do that evening.
"There has to be an easier way," she thought.
Later, she began talking with web designers who were familiar
with the issues of education. Together they began brainstorming
about ways to make the lives of teachers easier--to give teachers
more free time without requiring teachers to spend large amounts
The result is TeachingMadeEasier.
As the project grew, more people joined the effort, including
educators and technical types. These people worked on developing
new features and benefits for the program with an eye toward flexibility
and teacher input. Even now, the program continues to develop
as more words, pictures, and equations are added to the database
and as new activities are implemented.
The teacher's dream of a program that would make her life easier
has become a reality. She continues to work closely with this
project, realizing another dream of helping other educators.