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Someone knows what you need.

Someone needs what you know.


Stoodle makes it easy to learn from and teach fellow peers online.

For iPad (in landscape mode) and desktop browsers!


Welcome to the ultimate online learning experience.

Overview



Objective:
To help bridge the national achievement gap with a free and comprehensive online learning experience.

Features:
- Real-time collaboration on a virtual whiteboard with infinite pages
- Real-time communication through voice conferencing and text chat
- Permanent storage of all classrooms for later access
- Support for image uploading
- Access to basic drawing tools and colors




STUDENTS

  • Work on homework with your peers
  • Illustrate problems and invite teachers for help
  • Create group study guides

TEACHERS/TUTORS

  • Hold online office hours or review sessions
  • Provide flexible, individual feedback
  • Organize illustrated review notes

Community


These are just some of our incredible Community Leaders that represent Stoodle.org at their respective high schools and universities across the nation.

Email us at stoodle@ck12.org if you want to represent Stoodle at your school!





About Us


Stoodle.org started off as "Instunet" (the Interactive Student Network), an idea formed by Arjun Mehta in October 2011. After his first few days at a private high school, Arjun noticed a significant difference from the public school he attended his freshman year and realized that there was a great opportunity to connect students from different schools to share knowledge. He then felt the need to create something that would help bridge this education gap and thus, Instunet was born. After building the first version of the website, Arjun brought on Simar and Divyahans to help spearhead the project.

In June 2012, the team was given the opportunity to pitch the burgeoning company to Neeru Khosla, Executive Director of the CK-12 Foundation. Sharing a similar vision for the future of education, she graciously brought Instunet under the CK-12 umbrella and gave full support to the project. Since then, Instunet has changed its name to Stoodle.org, and the team has been working tirelessly on a product to disrupt the online learning space.


Team

Arjun Mehta (arjun.mehta@ck12.org) is the Founder & CEO of Stoodle.org and is passionate about using technology and entrepreneurship to make a difference. He is a high school senior at The Harker School, where he also serves as Founder of its student startup incubator as well as President of the UNICEF chapter. Outside of school, Arjun conducts research at the Stanford GSE Office of Innovation & Technology under Dr. Paul Kim and has been a summer resident entrepreneur at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Arjun has previously co-founded PlaySpan with his father and has been active in debate, piano, guitar, drums, Taekwondo, crew, and soccer.

Simar Mangat (simar.mangat@ck12.org) is the Co-Founder & CMO of Stoodle.org and is a freshman at Stanford and brings a lifetime of leadership and entrepreneurial experiences to the table. Having served as Class President for the past 3 years, attended the HOBY World Leadership Congress, and served as the Varsity Soccer captain, Simar has valuable experience as an active leader. Harker awarded him the “Donald Nichols Excellence in Leadership” award for his visible impact on the community. He is also the Founder and President of OneThing, a social application designed to bridge non-profits, schools, and sponsors in a community service network. Simar has served as a Calculus BC tutor the past year and worked closely with students, developing strategies that make difficult concepts easy to comprehend.

Divyahans Gupta (divyahans.gupta@ck12.org) is the Co-Founder & CTO of Stoodle.org and is a senior at The Harker School. At the age of 14, he became an Oracle Certified Java SE 6 Programmer. As a computer science student, he has a keen interest in machine learning and data mining. At Harker, Divyahans serves as co-president of the Programming Club, representative for its Honor Council, and editor-in-chief for its Triple Helix chapter. He tutors in calculus, writing, and computer literacy and is a volunteer docent at the Tech Museum. Divyahans is excited to help Stoodle revolutionize education with technology.

Board of Advisors

Neeru Khosla is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the CK-12 Foundation and is a firm believer in the power of education. She is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the D-School at Stanford University. Neeru is also on the Advisory Boards of DonorsChoose and the American India Foundation. She holds a Bachelors degree from Delhi University/San Jose State, a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from San Jose State, and a Masters in Education from Stanford University.

Dr. Paul Kim is the Chief Technology Officer & Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. An education technology entrepreneur, Dr. Kim leads initiatives involving the design of learning technologies, educational research, and community development. Dr. Kim is the founder of Seeds of Empowerment, a nonprofit global education incubator for social innovations leveraging mobile technologies such as TeachAids, Adina's Deck, SMILE, ROSE, and 1,001 Stories. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Terminology from the University of Southern California.

Karl Mehta is Venture Partner at Menlo Ventures. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and international markets. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired in the March of 2011 by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). In 2010, he received the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl also served as an inaugural White House Presidential Innovation Fellow.

Gordon Jones is the Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab. Jones has 15 years of marketing and sales experience with Fortune 500, mid-sized, and startup companies in the consumer goods industry, and a history of entrepreneurial activity and academic experience mentoring up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Jones also brings a deep understanding of the world of education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a proven commitment to mentoring the next generation of thought leaders. Since 2008, he has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Bentley University, teaching marketing to MBA and undergraduate students. Since 2007, he has worked with the Admissions Office at Harvard Business School in evaluating applicants for admission to the MBA program. He graduated from Brown University (BA) and earned an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus at MIT. He was the John C Head III Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1998 through 2007 and was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991. He was formerly director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and currently serves on the MIT Energy Council. Schmalensee is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served on the executive committee of the American Economic Association, and as a director of the International Securities Exchange, the International Data Group, and Resources for the Future. His research and teaching have focused on industrial organization economics and its applications to business decision-making and public policy. He was the 2012 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society. Schmalensee holds an SB and a PhD in economics from MIT.

Contact


Stoodle.org HQ @ CK-12 Foundation
3430 West Bayshore Rd., Suite 101
Palo Alto, CA 94303
tel 650.494.1302
fax 650.494.1313

Send us an email at stoodle@ck12.org!