Time to be Amazing
Lesson builder on Amazy platform - for teachers; Why switch to Amazy - for students; Personal experience - Anastasia Talipova
Time to spill the beans and play our best cards. We have been working on our online platform for teachers for more than a year and we are extremely excited to start getting the word out. The name is Amazy, and we believe it is truly amazing! Get it?
Amazy is a multifunctional platform created for teachers who believe in personalised education. The main feature of the platform is a lesson builder, which is an all-in-one tool for putting together lesson plans that you can use in class and share with other teachers.
First of all the platform is completely free to use for teachers - you only need to sign up as an educator. If you want to get students from the platform, you will only need to get verified as a teacher by submitting the request to firstname.lastname@example.org! You will go through a standard interview process and that’s it!
Amazy target audience are teacherpreneurs - top teachers who have their own teaching style, thoughtful educators with creative personalities. Teachers who love their job and who are ready to keep growing in this area, who believe in continuous development and are open to new opportunities, those who are ready for the global market. Educators aimed at getting high income, who are willing to monetize not only their knowledge, but also the content they create, Mentors and Tutors.
Second of all, we combined education and psychology and introduced a personality test at the sign-up stage to determine your type of personality. Teachers and students are matched based on their personalities, to ensure that you hit it off from the first minute!
The three types are Gentle, Strong and Structured, and they describe not only the way you assimilate new information and learn, but also how you interact with other people. By using the type system, we strive to provide the most smooth and pleasant experience to both students and teachers using our platform.
Lesson builder is our main product, it helps teachers create unique content, share it with an audience and monetize it building personal brand on the go.
Amazy lesson builder will help every teacher become a creator and entrepreneur.
The main goal of the lesson builder is to minimize the time teachers spend on preparing for lessons, allowing them to store, organise and show their lessons to their target audience, thus enabling it to make an educated choice based on the content and not just a pretty picture. We believe that Lesson Builder will make edtech market more fair and prove that online education must be of the highest quality.
This tool for lesson design can be easily found in your profile on the left. There you may create your own lesson or browse through various lessons already created by our community, which is growing by the hour!
There are 11 different types of blocks you can add to your lesson:
Video (or a link to a video)
Simply paste the Youtube link as a text and it will automatically embed in the page. You will not need to open it in another tab, just press play here.
Alternatively, you can click “attachments” and select a video file you want to upload. Remember, the file limit is 50 mb, but it should be enough for short videos.
Same as a video, it can be uploaded through the “attachments” block. Right now the platform supports mp3 files, but we will add other formats in the future as well.
Attach any pdf file to your lesson and it will open a preview, no need to switch to pdf readers.
Similar to pdf files, a preview will open when you add a Power Point presentation. All animation and links remain including audios and videos!
Create tables and allow students to write in them - one of the two places editable in the Student View.
Add timers throughout the lesson for speaking tasks, writing tasks or games. The timer is set in the Teacher view and can be played in the Student view.
This is the most basic feature, but you can edit the text as in any editor - highlight with different colours, choose bold or italic, turn it into a header or embed a link in it.
Tick off the lesson objectives or words used in a speaking exercise. The potential for this tool is immense and we are eager to see what you come up with!
Pictures can be uploaded through “Attachments” or simply copy - pasted in the text section!
Set the word limit and ask your students to write an email or an essay, the words will be automatically counted as the students write.
The lessons should be named and tagged by language, age and level of the student. We encourage you to try it for yourself and share your creations with the community - simple press “share” on the left and “add to community”. Remember, together we are strong and can inspire each other!
What do you think about the lessons and the platform? Share your ideas in the comments!
Here are some cool points about Amazy for students:
It’s very intuitive.
You don’t need any special knowledge to work with it.
Find your perfect match.
You can find your best teacher here, because we have developed a personality test that determines what kind of learning and interaction style you will prefer. We find the perfect teacher for you based on these characteristics, and a few more filters as well!
Of course there may be pdf files included in the lesson, but the main point is that all lessons are tailor-made for students and you can access these materials any time.
All in one place
The teachers put together all materials that will be used in class - audios, videos, images, texts, tables, presentations and so on - all in one place, no need to switch between various tabs, windows, platforms, or wait for something to load.
Learning writing is easy!
There is a word-counter for essays or short written answers that teachers can add to lessons as homework. Students can see how many words they have written. It seems like a small and insignificant detail, but it really makes students’ lives easier.
All teachers you can find on Amazy have been interviewed and verified, they have a teaching degree and/or any of the valid international Language teaching certificates (CELTA, DELTA, TEFL or TESOL). No more ex-taxi drivers talking about their life for an hour.
It is free
That’s right, it is free! Of course, you will need to pay your teacher for their time, but the platform and its features are completely free to use for all!
Hello! My name's Ana and I am a teacher at Fast & Easy school. I’d like to share my experience using Amazy lesson builder. The lesson-builder is a platform where teachers can create lessons with built-in materials, e.g. videos, audios, texts, etc.
I’ve been using it for around 3 weeks now and so far I enjoy it immensely.
It helps me save lesson preparation time and plan my lessons organically and effortlessly. The platform is very intuitive and both simple and simple-looking. There are no useless features and it is very pleasing to the eye as there are no distracting colors or patterns.
The lesson builder is very user-friendly, meaning it is incredibly easy to create a lesson, you don’t need to spend your time searching for tools or reading manuals. I love that it has various features for lesson building, for instance, a word-counter which is great for writing short answers or essays, a timer that really helps students concentrate on the task and finish it quicker, and my favourite - a table, it sounds too simple, but it really helps me keep everything clear and organized.
Having everything in one product. I can attach different types of materials, including audios and videos. The builder allows you to just build them right into the lesson thread, so I don’t have to jump through my folders frantically looking for audios as it was something I used to do before. It was a literal nightmare! Now there are no distracting windows or open folders. I can just attach everything I need right into the lesson-builder and happily conduct a lesson with my students.
Another great thing is the community. As a teacher I can share my lessons with other teachers and in turn, I can use their lessons as well.
The next step after sharing lessons is monetizing them - I can create my lessons and get a small fee from other teachers who want to use my materials
The platform is also perfect for students.
They don’t need to juggle between different materials as they have everything they need in one place, so they can just open their lesson and repeat all materials, do their homework, and interact with the materials.
They can look through other teachers’ materials as well - supposing other teachers have their materials open for the search - so that they can practice some topics on their own if they desire to do so.
So far it’s safe to say that I’m in love with Amazy. It’s very good now, and it has a huge potential as well. The team that is working for its development is amazing, they work really hard to make Amazy even better than it is now. And I am extremely glad to be a part of this community!
That’s all for now!
Stay amazing ♥