Recently, I was in touch with Sandy Gibson, Cohort 21 alum from 2013-14 and French teacher at Sterling Hall. In last year’s F2F at MaRS, we were introduced to Sandy partnered with Ramesh, the founder of, and has continued that into his current practice. Sandy has a great offer for all of our Cohort 21 people to take advantage of.

Memarden has been tweaked and refined to the point where Ramesh has started offering licenses to schools. These licenses usually go for $40/year for every 40 students, but Ramesh is offering it to Cohort 21 members for only $20/year for 40 students.

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 5.28.45 PMMemarden is a customizable, game-based lesson creation website, and he has been working with it in his Frenchclass. Memarden allows teachers to create lessons that students can review, test themselves on and play games about in the comfort of their own homes. More importantly, all the student results are reported back to the teacher in easy-to-read charts and graphs. Feel free to check out its website using the link below:


Sandy writes on his blog: 

The students in my classes really took to the games, especially when we played them as a class on the Smartboard. There are a variety of games to choose from such as the cathartic Cloud Blasters which has players trying to shoot the cloud with the correct answer and Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 5.29.26 PMthe frantic whack-a-mole game Holey Moley. All the games are fun to play and offer a challenge to players of all skill levels and abilities. Some of them are also extremely addictive!

If you want to read more about Sandy’s journey with Memarden, visit his Blog!


One thought on “Cohort 21 Alum Partnership with Memarden Start Up

  1. Thanks to Cohort 21 and Garth for letting us present to you at the Face-2-Face last year. We got great engagement and direction for our nascent product.

    A really big thanks to Sandy who used our application with his classes and helped us refine our product.

    As a way to say thank you, we want to offer Cohort 21 members a coupon code to get half price on an annual license – 20/yr for a class of up to 40 students.

    Please use the coupon code: cohort-2015 on the purchase page to get this coupon.

    Thanks again – happy teaching and learning.

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