TodaysMeet will shut down on June 16th, 2018. Thank you for letting me be a part of your classrooms for nearly 10 years. More details are below.
After nearly 10 years of being part of hundreds of thousands of classrooms across the world, TodaysMeet will shut down on June 16th. I wrote a much longer post on my personal blog remembering TodaysMeet and telling much of its story.
Not many people know this, but TodaysMeet has always been just me. I've done everything from answer your emails and tweets to design and build new site features to answer a pager when it goes down. If I've ever missed one of your notes, I'm sorry. While I cannot even begin to express how much I appreciate the opportunity you all have given me to build a product that meant so much to so many—I am humbled to have been a part of your classrooms and impact the lives of literally millions of students—it has been tough, at times, to keep up with it. Since the launch of Teacher Tools, TodaysMeet makes enough money to keep itself going and pay for the occasional vacation, but not enough to make it my full-time job. (And having no one else has meant I have been on-call essentially 24/7 since 2012.) As much as a privilege as its been, my life is a lot different than it used to be, and it's time to move on.
Here are the changes you'll see over the next couple of months.
Immediately, only monthly Teacher Tools subscriptions are available.
Subscribers on any paid plan, as always, may cancel their subscription at any time and will still receive a pro-rated refund for any time remaining in the current billing period.
In May, European users may see information about the GDPR.
By June, it will become possible to download transcripts of your own rooms with a free account. After that, it will no longer be possible to subscribe to Teacher Tools.
On June 16th, TodaysMeet will shut down. All active subscriptions will be canceled and pro-rated refunds will be issued.
Thank you for using TodaysMeet. Thank you for sharing it on Twitter, on blogs, on podcasts. I have copies of books with sections covering TodaysMeet. I have an old New York Times with a front page article about TodaysMeet—they even printed a screenshot of a conversation. Most importantly, I've had the opportunity to reach students, in classrooms both in person and digitally, and when they've reached out to me, and see their curiosity, excitement, and promise. I owe all of that to you. Thank you for letting me be part of your classrooms. It has been an honor and a privilege.
And most of all, thank you for teaching me. Running TodaysMeet, answering your emails and tweets, testing and building this product for teachers and students, has taught me more than I can hope to say.