FlixAcademy: Finding Learning Materials Made Easier

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Finding Learning Materials Made Easier

FlixAcademyFlixAcademy enables Teachers, Parents and Students to find educational movies and videos to supplement classroom learning. Much like KAYAK, users can search one place instead of visiting Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Google, PBS Kids, National Geographic and more. Teachers appreciate that they can filter by topic, runtime and age range. A companion app, dubbed FlixRemix, offers lessons via interactive commentary during “Teachable Moments” throughout the movie!

FlixAcademyFlixAcademy won $20,000 in the Verizon AppsForClass Challenge and has worked with several schools in the New York City School District, to refine the service. FlixAcademy is also one of just 110 finalists in the 43North competition. FlixAcademy’s team members include Ray Leone, Daniel Sostre and Jake Brandt.

“My wife teaches Economics at Monroe Community College and is always on the lookout for entertaining ways to teach the material,” recalled Todd Bernhard. “FlixAcademy was designed to help all teachers, in a wide variety of subjects. They can create and share Lesson Plans and earn rewards for doing so!” Bernhard added “we are thrilled and honored to be a finalist in the 43North competition and look forward to helping teachers, parents and students in the upcoming school year.”

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Who is FlixAcademy?

Todd Bernhard Co-founder

Todd BernhardTodd Bernhard has created more than 100 mobile apps over the past six years, with millions of downloads and awards from the AARP, About.com and BestMobileApp.com. Mr. Bernhard’s latest venture is FlixAcademy, which won Rochester Startup Weekend 2014, in addition to his Rochester Startup Weekend 2012 winning app, http://AllAccess.US!


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