Services

Educabana offers the following:

Fundraising Stores

Tutoring

Consulting

 

 

Web Presence

Every school district or organization is different, and you should only pay for the features you want and need. Educabana customizes your web presence, and we offer many of the same add-ons that you'd expect in a much more expensive web development. Contact Brian for more information.

Simple Web Pages

You want one landing page. Nothing else. Ever. Fast and cheap, but professional. You don't want to deal with the site or update it, but it has to look good and make others believe you've paid thousands of dollars to look professional online. We can do that.

Basic Web Sites 

You're a small school district and you don't want to pay what everyone else is paying for a huge website you and your teachers won't use and don't need. But, you want control of the site. We can create simple web pages for a fraction of what you'd pay with anyone else. We'll still use a content management system so that you can update your own site, but it will not be too unwieldly to control.

Full Content Management Site

You want others in your organization to have control of their space online. You want students and teachers to be able to connect, and teachers to communicate with parents and the public, and you want it all integrated together.

Google Sites

You see Google Drive and Google Sites as the future of your district, but you're not really sure how it can happen (and just saying it's happening hasn't worked before). 

Some Examples

Educators like to see examples. PassiveNinja.com shows you a little more of what I can accomplish. 

Equalingua Spanish Consulting in Milwaukee

If you need a Spanish consultant, translator, or teacher, contact Equalingua. The tagline is "Expert Linguists, Quality Results," and that's just what you will receive from the service. There's no reason to waste your school or company's time on other Spanish language services when you can hire a local company that works in a professional manner. Educabana uses Equalingua for all of our Spanish translation needs.

Chromebook Covers Considered

If your school district has been considering Chromebooks, then a cover, case, protector, or sleeve is next on the list.

If you want to see a list of school districts who have considered the same thing, then check out this one on McNewsy.

School Website Options: Not as Simple as You Might Think

I've seen a lot of websites used by hundreds of school districts. Most of them are large and cumbersome, but they mostly get the job done. Large school districts that want student logins tied to grading systems, attendance reports, and even online learning tools into a website that is often also the front-facing website for your customers to see. You don't have customers, you're thinking, right? Wrong. Whether you run a private school or a public school, you have paying customers, and if they knew how much you spend each year on all your online tools, they'd be very surprised, and probably a bit disappointed. Your school district needs a top-of-the line website, regardless of the other tools you might need to make your schools run efficiently.

Why are so many websites so bad? The companies that cater to schools want to provide every tool, but they can usually only provide one that does any one thing well, which means you buy an attendance and grading program from one company, then a website and online learning system from another. Both programs offer a version of what the other does, but you've found nothing that does all of it well. The companies that sell you these systems are fine with that, since they still get thousands of dollars for the one part they can provide, even if you have to go elsewhere for the rest, even if that system costs thousands more. You might even be purchasing a separate, dedicated website run by school website development company, and your site will look just like hundreds of other school sites, with someone in your school left to make it look pretty. However, that's a fairly impossible task, based on the older systems being used by these companies.

 My advice would be to get a great website, pure and simple. Yes, you still have to buy some of the other programs, but don't skimp on the website by trying to make one of the other programs do the job. I've seen way too many Google Sites or other cheap ways to nearly get the job done. I've also seen too many old business or even calendar systems reconstituted as school websites because of the ability to add users and maybe have a forum. Google Sites can be great for a purpose, it's just not really to be the main place people see when visiting your website.

The truth is that a decent freelance web designer can handle what most school districts would need, at least for what the public will see. Use Moodle or Google Classroom for the rest, if that's your thing, but just hire a pro to build something nice to look at for all those taxpayers or paying parents. Use the savings to buy some Chromebooks or even real books. Take a look at what I can do at Luthernet or Passive Ninja. Or just check out the embedded portfolio below.

Laid Off Teachers, Let's Talk

If you are a teacher who's been laid off, I know what you're going through. While I have embraced the opportunity to do something new, I would have much rather made it happen on my terms. My wife should have been working full time somewhere, and I should have established myself better online as a seller of my own content and developer of websites. I was not prepared when the layoff notice came, and so I clung to either the hope that the district would realize its mistake or that friends and family would get into action to help me.

Read more: Laid Off Teachers, Let's Talk

Teachers, Sell ME Your Lessons

I want Educabana to work as a place that posts lessons and matches students to tutors. It's a great idea, but in order to get things rolling, I'm willing to pay you for your lessons. Why? Well, I want to sell them, mainly. Your lessons create capital for our site, but they also create content for others to find.

Read more: Teachers, Sell ME Your Lessons

Tutoring in Lenexa, KS

If you need tutoring in ELA or most computer-related subjects, then contact us. I am an English teacher with 12 years of classroom experience at the high school level. I developed and taught a creative writing class, as well as a film and novel class. I was also a contributor to a new class that focused on (and achieved) higher ACT scores. Many tutors are either overworked teachers or have never been in the classroom. I am a freelance website designer who can also tutor. Whether you're in Lenexa, Shawnee, Overland Park, or Olathe, I can meet with you or your child for tutoring. I am also proficient in French, so I could certainly help anyone studying French.

Home Tutoring Near Milwaukee

I was doing an analysis of search terms associated with Educabana, and I realize that a lot of people are looking for home tutoring in the Milwaukee area. While I have not had the time to fully develop this website, I do know of some people who can tutor. Just contact me if you're interested in finding out who I know and if you're not ready to join the website right now. Eventually, this website will be a great learning and teaching resource, but right now you might just need a reference.

I myself build websites and can tutor on building Joomla or WordPress. However, I am also skilled as an English writing (even creative writing), reading, and grammar tutor, including ACT prep. In fact, you might want to check out some of my lessons if you'd rather practice for the ACT on your own.

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A Look at the Competition

I learned in business classes that competition is good. I guess we'll have to see what the competition thinks of Educabana, but we certainly can see why it is good. Let's take a look at some of the other tutoring centers in the area in order to help you decide where your money belongs. We not only welcome other businesses in the marketplace, we invite them to sign up so that you can compare what they offer right here on Educabana. We also encourage their tutors to sign up with us so that they can make more money.

Read more: A Look at the Competition

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  • Tutoring

    Our tutoring service allows students (parents) to find the best tutors, and it allows tutors to be find students without having to work for someone else or post constantly in classified ads. Students and tutors gain access to many lessons that can be used for refreshers, enrichment, or homeschooling.