along, TIME Best Inventions of 2022

Along earns spot on TIME 2022 Best Inventions list

Gradient Learning is proud to announce that our offering Along was selected for a “Special Mention” on the Best Inventions of 2022 list by TIME.

Along provides educators with a free and easy way to build authentic relationships with their students despite the many barriers to connection that exist in today’s classrooms. A typical school day for teachers offers little time for fostering one-on-one connection with their students, and there are few resources for relationship building available. Along was purpose-built to integrate seamlessly into a teacher’s day, offering immediate pathways for fostering relationships with minimal prep time.

“Being recognized by TIME as one of the best inventions of the year is deeply exciting for our team, and it further validates our commitment to helping teachers build meaningful relationships with their students,” said Samia Zaidi, Along’s program director. “We are inspired to continue innovating so students feel seen and known within today’s challenging school environments, and have opportunities to grow as whole students.” Every year, TIME recognizes products, software and services that are solving compelling problems in creative ways across all categories, including technology, beauty, health care, food, home and entertainment. Browse the full list of winners here, and learn more about Along here.