Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 24, 2008
WeAreTeachers, the online social and business network that brings together teachers, learners and commercial developers in the knowledge industry, and uBoost, the student rewards and recognition platform that inspires students to perform at their highest levels, have signed an agreement to promote and reward teacher activity and engagement across the WeAreTeachers online communities.
WeAreTeachers provides its teacher users with free membership to share and collaborate with other community members. It also provides a place where teachers can buy, sell and recommend a wide variety of educational products. In this collaborative project, uBoost will serve as the rewards platform where WeAreTeachers members can earn points, called WATTAGE, each time they engage in various activities on the site. These activities include posting messages to comment boards, participating in forums, recommending products or creating their own online marketplace. These WATTAGE points can be redeemed as cash within the Knowledge Marketplace and be used towards other purchases.
"Educators in classrooms, schools and districts around the country are using uBoost to reward their students for academic achievement and positive behavior. Now with this new partnership, WeAreTeachers ahs a great way to provide immediate rewards to its teacher members for participation and engagement with the online community," says John Bower, founder of uBoost. "We look forward to making our platform available to the many members of WeAreTeachers and working to recognize them for making important contributions to the WeAreTeachers community."
"Our partnership with uBoost is a step forward in providing added value to our members by rewarding teachers for their activity inside the community," says Sandy Fivecoat, CEO and Founder of WeAreTeachers.com. "We are excited about this partnership as it leverages the strength of both organizations and provides added benefits and rewards for members of the WeAreTeachers community."
WeAreTeachers (http://www.WeAreTeachers.com) is an online social and business network that brings together teachers and learners of all types to share and collaborate with other community members of like interests. The network fosters a knowledge exchange among peers and colleagues through strand-specific community circles such as music, technology, health and fitness and more. Teachers each have their own community profile that highlights their expertise, their knowledge, and their content via blogs, forums and video sharing resources. In addition, community members also have a unique marketplace where they can post their content or services and recommend partner products for added income opportunities. WeAreTeachers also provides a unique and powerful connection to our business affiliate's end users - namely teachers and learners - as well as a new channel of distribution and customer service. For more information, visit http://www.WeAreTeachers.com.
uBoost's mission is to inspire students to perform at their highest academic level by surrounding them with motivational elements that foster recognition from teachers, tutors, parents and peers. uBoost's core concepts originate from It's All About Kids, LLC, a tutoring company that demonstrated the ways that rewards and recognition programs can improve student attendance, retention and achievement. uBoost appreciates that students are unique - that they learn differently and that intrinsic motivation varies across subject areas. uBoost's rewards platform empowers students by recognizing their individual academic achievements through a point system and allowing them to choose from more than 100,000 prizes, including merchandise, gift cards, digital assets, contributions to charitable organizations and special offers. For more information, go to http://www.uBoost.com.
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