HundrED shortlisted this innovation
Why did you create this innovation?
Despite the recognised benefits of holistic education, progress has been limited as there are no practical and reliable means to measure student progress. Often, it takes a backseat to academic assessments that seem more easily measured. HoloTracker makes evidence-based holistic education a reality by providing teachers with a simple tool to record observations and substantiate holistic education.
How does your innovation work in practice?
HoloTracker seeks to achieve change in schools by treating educators as agentic, rather than pressuring them into esoteric, mechanical, and ultimately inauthentic frameworks.
HoloTracker allows users to master the process without much prior training. The simple and intuitive UI encourages them to capture large numbers of micro-observations without much fuss. With multiple educators observing each student over time, records are layered to generate powerful analytics that illustrate individual students’ holistic journey and produce deep insights about classes, cohorts and pedagogies.
HoloTracker challenges and assists educators to intentionally build powerful habits. It engages them into a rhythm of observation, self-reflection, communication, and improvement of their approaches. Through this, teachers deepen insights about themselves and others, reassess assumptions about individual students, and are nudged to engage students more effectively to yield tangible student outcomes.
How has it been spreading?
HoloTracker has piloted successfully at a Singaporean public primary school. Over 2 years, the pilot grew to include 1350 students, with teachers generating over 11,300 observations and using our holistic reports for parent-teacher meetings.
We prioritise user and academic validation. Prof. Damian Bebell at the Boston College Lynch School of Education has been conducting research on the impact of HoloTracker on teaching and learning in a K-12 context. This research is being scaled up to include more schools in Singapore and globally. We are extending pilots across Asia and are preparing to raise a seed round in 4Q21. We aim to impact 100,000+ lives by 2023.
HoloTracker was nominated as a finalist in the Grand Prix: EdTech Firm of the Year category at the EducationInvestor Awards 2020.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Starting is easy! HoloTracker is framework-agnostic and adapts to your contextual needs. Set up is quick and we work with you from the beginning to ensure success. We look forward to understanding your organisation’s needs and helping you achieve it.
Contact us: Aik (email@example.com), Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org).