Waggle is “the solution” for teachers who struggle to understand students’ needs in real time. Nearly 40 percent of a teacher’s time is regularly spent on testing and assessment which leaves very little time for learning. “Our value is that we provide students with opportunities to practice in ways that are personalized based on their proficiency. Simultaneously, we enable teachers to understand what their students need in real-time,” states Aoife Dempsey, CEO of Waggle.
One of the key features of Waggle’s platform is that it uniquely adapts to each student’s learning behaviour. By analyzing 13 different data points for each practice item, Waggle can provide students with practice that is “just right” for their skill level.
An essential hallmark of Waggle is its ability to encourage Productive Struggle. Productive Struggle is the process through which students increase perseverance, build grit, and cultivate growth mindsets. Waggle enables teachers to personalize learning based on attributes like how fast or slow a student can solve a problem and how easy or difficult he finds it. With real-time, actionable insights throughout the program, teachers are now equipped with the right tools to discover classroom trends and group their students by performance, goals, and skills.
One of the early adopters of Waggle is Palmetto Middle School, Anderson School District (South Carolina).
Palmetto Middle School was using a different learning tool to help track their students’ performance. Their initial engagement with Waggle entailed using Waggle for a short period of time each week. They noticed that the personalized instructional support and practice provided by Waggle made a significant difference in the students’ understanding and improved their overall proficiency. Waggle’s ability to meet each student at his individual levelled to an increase in knowledge that translated into assessment achievement. “This unique case study, to us, was a success story of great educational equity proving that every kid could be a star,” adds Aoife.
Our value is that we provide students with opportunities to practice in ways that are personalized based on their proficiency. Simultaneously, we enable teachers to understand what their students need in real-time
Waggle plans to expand its existing features to enable parents to assist with their children’s learning as well as add capabilities to serve the private tutorial market. More immediately, Waggle is focused on strategic partnerships with companies that also aspire to close the educational gap. With its expert team and the powerful vision of education through smarter learning, Waggle is pushing the education landscape into the future with its philosophy of, “Practice smart, and the assessment will be taken care of.”