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Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s technology initiative partnered with Gradient Learning, an education nonprofit, to create a new communication tool for teachers and students.
Together, the two organizations developed and launched Along, an online journal where students can share short video, audio and text messages to their teachers for reflection purposes. The free program launched in the U.S. on Monday and is meant to help teachers get a full picture of what’s going on with their students, according to a press release issued by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
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"What I know from my personal experience and what we heard from teachers is that they want to get to know each student and support them individually, but a lot can get in the way of having regular, one-on-one check-ins," said Gradient Learning’s Executive Director Andrew Goldin, in a statement. "We built Along to provide educators with an easier, flexible, and more meaningful way to connect with students, so teachers can spend less time scheduling meetings and more time supporting each student."