About Podsie

Podsie is a nonprofit ed-tech organization whose mission is to empower teachers and to improve student learning outcomes.

To achieve our mission, we want to solve this problem: Despite decades of breakthroughs in the science of learning, evidence-based practices from those breakthroughs are widely underutilized in classrooms. Put simply, learning scientists have proven multiple strategies to be highly effective in improving learning, but these strategies are not being used. As a result, teachers are not being equipped with the most effective tools, and students are not being given the best chance to reach their full academic potential.

To help solve this issue, we’ve built a free web app that allows teachers and students to easily implement these evidence-based strategies in their classrooms on a day-to-day basis. We believe that building the appropriate technology and empowering teachers can bridge this gap between research and classrooms, which would result in substantial learning gains among students. One of Podsie’s biggest inspirations came from a study in 2014, when scientists developed software to combine spacing and retrieval in order to automate personalized review for students. This approach improved long-term learning gains by 16.5% compared to traditional methods.

One of our biggest daily motivations is knowing that a whopping 16.5% of average learning gains is out there waiting to be unlocked for students!

Board of Directors

Joshua Ling

Joshua Ling

Cofounder & CEO at Podsie

Megan Sumeracki

Megan Sumeracki

Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Rhode Island College & Founder of The Learning Scientists

Claire Shorall

Claire Shorall

Cofounder & CEO at Topknot

Advisory Board

Philip Pavlik

Philip Pavlik

Associate Professor at Insitute for Intelligent Systems

Paulo Carvalho

Paulo Carvalho

Research Scientist in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Linhao Zhang

Linhao Zhang

Cofounder & COO at Trialspark

A high school science teacher's thoughts after using Podsie for one school year

Hear from a Podsie Teacher

Throughout my career, I have seen in every single student a great potential to succeed. Podsie has, for so many of my students, realized that potential, granting them both confidence in their learning as well as high academic achievement.

Podsie's evidence-backed pedagogies have empowered my students to do great work this past year. The algorithm behind Podsie makes students learn effectively and efficiently. The personal deck system creates differentiation, allowing students to work with the content they have yet to master. This has helped foster in my classrooms an environment in which independent learning takes place. My students love using it.

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Updates

Schmidt Futures & Citadel Tools Competition Winner

Schmidt Futures & Citadel Tools Competition Winner

03/16/2021

Podsie was one of 18 teams picked to share more than $1.5-million in competitive awards to seed new technologies and address student learning loss from the coronavirus pandemic.


Listen to us on The Learning Scientists Podcast

Listen to us on The Learning Scientists Podcast

02/25/2021

We were guests on The Learning Scientists Podcasts. Learn more about our story and what we're trying to accomplish!



Pricing Info

Sign Up

100% Free

For Individual Teachers

Our mission is to make learning science best practices more accessible to teachers and students, so we're completely free! Once you sign up, you'll have access to Podsie's full range of features, which includes:

  • Easy-to-use formative assessment tool
  • Automated and differentiated review for each of your students
  • Rich data insights on how your students are doing


Custom Pricing

For Schools/Districts

For schools and districts, we offer:

  • Features that allow teachers in your school/district to collaborate with each other on Podsie
  • Professional development
  • Admin-level data reports on student learning progress
  • Custom setup