Hanabi is a reproduction of the card game produced by AbacusSpiele. The goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of websockets and their potential application in future projects. How to play Hanabi is a cooperative game where two to five players try to play colored cards sequentially from 1 to 5. However […]


LessonMore is an prototype that expands the functionality of Destiny Collections (aka Jump Point). LessonMore is geared towards teacher and allows them to scope and sequence any resource within a Collection. Teachers create slates of content or instructional text and order them in a meaningful way for instruction. Teachers can add student instruction to each […]


Bluebin is an online tool to manage and track your classroom library. Adding books is simple and it automatically grabs book details like the cover image, author, reading level, F&P level, Lexile level and more. Once your books are loaded into the online classroom library you can start using it to checkout books to students. […]


True to its name, Notbook is not a book and it’s not a notebook, it does so much more by allowing students to engage, self-guide and self-pace through a collection of resources on topics that enrich learning. This prototype is fully integrated and complementary to another prototype, Jump Point (most recently graduated to production development). […]

Destiny Discover

We know that you love to search for educational resources using Google’s amazing search engine.  But sorting through millions of results can be time consuming and often yield unwanted results. What if when you searched Google, it also searched your District owned educational resources and displayed them within the Google search results? We introduce to you […]

Jump Point

Jump Point is a prototype that allows you to create a collection of open educational resources that align to a specific topic or unit. You can add tags and notes on each resource.  The resources you add may be from anywhere on the internet — anything with a web link.  Simply copy/paste the link into Jump […]

Shrimp Escape

We wanted to explore the idea of an educational game.  Something that could be used in conjunction with our new Lightbox offering, targeting grades 3-6.  We decided to select the series of books entitled Earth’s Water, which contains six different books around the topic of water.  Since no one here has ever written a game, we […]

Copycat Chrome Extension

Copycat Chrome Extension allows a user to select text and right-click to clip the text into the extension, additionally they can right-click on images and clip the images as well. With the ability to paste those images/text into any word editor online (google doc, office365, etc.) or offline into Microsoft Word. There are two use cases for […]

Chrome extension for publishing

Teachers want to create their own “books” or resources, making them discoverable within our Follett products. The idea is when a teacher builds resource materials on Google Drive they can click on our Google Chrome extension to publish that resource to a Follett Product.

Trade Show Info Kiosk

Follett needed an interactive, self-serving kiosk to find information about Follett products/services. At shows attendees typically think of us as an old stingy book company, when in fact we offer products/services for the whole district ecosystem. This kiosk will allow attendees to interact with touch screens on the show floor. We built a platform that allows […]

Cover Image Recognition

We created a prototype to see if we could match a cover image from a photo of the cover of a book. Why?  Imagine this scenario: Students are in a book store or school library or a friends house, they see a book they might be interested in. They take a picture of the book with […]

Follett Quizzes

Follett Quizzes is an assessment tool which allows teachers to push an assessment to a class in real-time, as well as send a link (that can expire) to a group of students to take the assessment at anytime. This is a stand alone tool. This tool also allows teachers to create and manage quizzes. Unique […]

Follett Notifications

Follett Notifications is a service that allows any Follett product to send native push notifications to Apple and Google devices (phone or tablet). This effort focused on adding push notifications from our student information system called Aspen. From within Aspen there are 2 different types of notifications that can be sent, manual or automatic. Manually sent […]

Widget Factory

Follett needed an easy way to promote eBook usage and search usage across all of its product lines. The Widget Factory was created as a platform for marketing to create engaging graphics to be used a banners that our customers can insert on their websites. These widgets are smart enough to know which collection to […]

iCal Integration

Aspen, our flagship student information system, uses many calendars. In the school ecosystem calendars are used to show when assignments are due, District or School events, sporting events, etc. We set off to create the ability for Aspen users to sync their devices (phone or tablet) calendar with any of their Aspen calendars. Our goal was […]

Aspen Mobile

Aspen, our flagship student information system, had a need for a mobile interface. We opted for Responsive design to solve this problem. We made some large changes to the commonly requested features wanted on mobile and tablet devices. For Administrators it is looking up staff and students.