[Press Release] PledgeCents and GradeCam Join Forces to Make Grading Painless for Teachers

The partnership allows teachers to fund their GradeCam Go! Plus plans through the PledgeCents Marketplace

Philadelphia, PA – April 7, 2017 – When it comes to things that teachers need more, time is consistently at the top of the list. One of the most time-consuming, but also very important tasks for a teacher is grading. PledgeCents, Inc., the fundraising site which helps to bring resources and opportunities to classrooms across the country by alleviating funding needs, is adding more time-saving tools into its PledgeCents Marketplace to help offset the cost to get these tools into more teachers’ hands. Today, PledgeCents is excited to announce the newest partner GradeCam, whose powerful assessment tool can instantly grade assignments using any camera connected to a phone or computer helping teachers save time and reduce paperwork.

Teachers Have the Power with GradeCam from GradeCam on Vimeo.

“What we love about GradeCam’s technology is that it gives our teachers hours back to focus on lesson planning, teaching or spending time with their friends and family,” said Andyshea Saberioon, CEO and co-founder of PledgeCents. “Using the time and data GradeCam provides, they can be empowered to think creatively about how to best serve their students. We are excited to see what teachers can accomplish with the time they gain when grading by hand is a thing of the past!“

Through the partnership, teachers and schools will be able to utilize PledgeCents to seamlessly generate a fundraising page to cover the cost of GradeCam Go! plans. The PledgeCents team works with each fundraiser to help raise the necessary funds and will purchase the plan immediately after the fundraiser ends and connect the teacher to a member of GradeCam’s team to expedite the process. Anyone interested can visit http://www.pledgecents.com/signup/event/gradecam to create their own page today.

"GradeCam’s number one priority has always been to help teachers save time grading so they can focus on what they love most: teaching,” said Debbie Delaney, Executive Vice President at GradeCam. “So we’re thrilled to be partnering with PledgeCents, a fundraising platform that makes our technology even more accessible and affordable to teachers everywhere."

Representatives from organizations interested in learning more about the program can contact press@pledgecents.com or sales@gradecam.com for more information.

About PledgeCents, Inc.

PledgeCents is the preferred fundraising platform for all PreK-12 needs. By allowing anyone to raise funds, PledgeCents aims to eliminate the $1.6 billion teachers annually spend out-of-pocket for basic classroom needs. Over 1,800 schools representing over 250 public school districts in 50 states work to raise funds through the PledgeCents platform. With the addition of the newly launched Preferred Partner Program, PledgeCents has partnered with over 50 leading education technology companies to help schools and teachers receive access to the tools they need but cannot afford. For more information please visit: www.pledgecents.com or email info@pledgecents.com with any questions.

About GradeCam

GradeCam is a web-based application that empowers teachers to quickly and easily create, score, and record assessments without special forms or equipment. Founded by veteran teachers Rick and Tami Porter, GradeCam began as a smart solution for managing large volumes of classroom paperwork. Now, GradeCam Go! Plus allows teachers to create customized forms that can be quickly scanned with a mobile device, laptop or document camera, instantly scored, and automatically transferred into any digital grade book. This allows teachers to respond to actionable data in real-time, share feedback with students and other educators, and even see standards-based comparisons.

Because Every Cent Counts

PledgeCents Team

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