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"Love your work, it helps- keep it going!!"
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"Danke für Euere gute Arbeit - die Arbeitsblätter sind beim Unterrichten sehr hilfreich"
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"Perfekte Anlaufstelle mit vielfältigen Themen. Danke! Katrin aus Deutschland"
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"Thank you for helping all of us to be better teachers!"
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"Have a great Christmas and thanks for all your hard work"

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CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER 2017

Even the smallest contribution counts! Please make a donation to keep iSLCollective strong in 2018.

We're a small team dedicated to helping you teach better. Hover over our photos to see who we are.

My name's Istvan Jaromi, and I am a backend developer. I code new features and fix bugs.

I am Szelina Szigeti, and I am a frontend developer for iSLCollective. That means I am working on how things look on the site.

I am Benedek Princz, co-founder of iSLCollective and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) who manages our developer team.

I am Peter Laszlo, co-founder of iSLCollective and head of product development. I am in charge of coming up with new feature ideas, designing them and overseeing their production, like our new video lessons platform.

I am Adam Laszlo, also a co-founder of iSLCollective. I am the CFO, and my main job is to manage our legal, financial and human resources matters.

My name's Zsuzsa Kiss. I am your helpdesk assistant. If you have any questions or problems, you can reach me at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, and I'll be glad to help.

I am Szabolcs Simonyi, backend developer. Just like Istvan, I code new features and do bug fixes.

Co-founder Peter Laszlo's Message



Dear colleagues!

We hope that you found a lot of joy in using our materials in 2017! As it is the time of our traditional Christmas Fundraiser, we are asking you to consider becoming a Supporting Member on iSLCollective. Your help - no matter the amount - makes a huge difference!

We will use the incoming proceeds to maintain and continuously improve the site. The majority of our expenditure is comprised of staff salaries and internet bills:

Technology:
Maintenance, data backup, servers, bandwidth, development, search engine optimization. We serve between 100-150,000 teachers every day so we have to maintain a powerful and reliable back-end infrastructure.

People:
8 iSLCollective staff members make sure that every aspect of the technological and administrative side of the operations is covered professionally.


Finally, let me tell you what our team has accomplished in 2017:

1) We rewrote the code of the worksheet pages from scratch to make them load faster.

2) If you are printing a worksheet directly from iSLCollective, you may have noticed that we made the iSLCollective watermark smaller and placed it lower in the document so that it doesn't block out the contents of the worksheet.

3) We improved the Mypage menu to help you find your favorited resources and your own uploads/creationsmore easily.

4) We added a Next worksheet button on the worksheet page to help you comb through worksheets faster.

5) We added a voting module on each worksheet page that shows you what level that worksheet is most suitable for according to other colleagues.

6) We added new servers for the site to run smoothly even when the site is seeing 150 thousand visits per day.

7) We provided technical support for our users throughout the year.

8) And finally, we added a host of improvements to our video lessons section.

Donating is loving, so please show your love by making a donation - whatever you can afford - to keep iSLCollective alive and strong in 2018.

Bless up,

Peter Laszlo
iSLCollective Co-founder

P.S.
As a special thank you, we will remove all ads from the site for you during your Supporting Membership period.
  • MajlisSeppanen MajlisSeppanen
    "I get a lot of inspiration and useful material for my German classes, so I think it's worth helping through sponsoring."
  • evavimol evavimol
    "Me parece una página fantástica que llevo usando al menos tres años, se la recomiendo a cualquier profesor, maestro, alumno para que la utilicen, porque los recurso que se encuentran en ella son estupendos y muy útiles, no me decido a recomendar una actividad en concreto, porque todas son estupendas y desde aquí doy las gracias a todas aquellas personas que trabajan a diario para hacerme el trabajo mas fácil y a mis alumnos más ameno. Thanks a lot"
  • doco doco
    "I sponsor iSLCollective because I really love the worksheets, they are colourful, challenging and offer many opportunities to teach mixed ability classes. Thank you so much, I think your website is one of the most valuable tools I know!"
  • kifissia kifissia
    "I sponsor iSLCOLLECTIVE because it literally changed my life. At first it was a source of fantastic materials for my students for reinforcement, test review, and fun. Later on I felt challenged by the creativity of the contributors and tried my hand at creating worksheets myself. I was able to unleash my unknown creative powers through worksheet and power point creations. It was through tutorials posted by other members and communication with them that I slowly learned how to make materials. iSL is also a community of teachers worldwide and we often exchange our thoughts and well wishes. In addition the site continually evolves and I believe is the best and most attractive source of teaching materials on the web."
  • mar mar
    "I really appreciate the worksheets that different teachers prepare and share. Most of the worksheets are amazing (creative, fun, practical, ...). That's why I think I have to help in some way and for that reason I have decided to become a sponsor. I'm really thankful to all of you and I hope one day I can colaborate even more. ISL collective is a fantastic web site and I hope it can go on running. Let's hope that many of you think the same, because then... together we can help!!!! Thanks, thanks and infinite thanks!"
  • "I teach middle and high school German and have found ISLCollective to be an amazing and valuable resource when looking for worksheets, practice exercises and general teaching ideas. The fact that teachers from all over the world contribute adds a great international flair. I am repeatedly impressed with the quality of so many of the resources on the site. Donate a few dollars and you will be rewarded with time saved over and over again!"
  • "As a teacher, I have felt sooo Supported by using ISLCollective material in my English lessons, that I decided to become a supporting member. Let' s contribute so that we can continue helping each other!!"
  • "I decided to be a sponsor of iSLCollective because it is very useful website. Actually, I used a lot of your ideas to help my ESL students. I used your handouts as wel. Thanks!!"
  • "iSLCollective has helped me quite often with my lessons through easy and free access to other teachers' beautiful work. So I became a sponsor in order to give something back and to ensure this generous and fabulous site will continue to exist for teachers!"
  • bluzey bluzey
    "iSLCollective offers a wide range of teacher worksheets and a very useful selection interface. There are resources to match most topics and situations at a variety of levels. The worksheet contributors have unique and interesting styles and experience. We are able to utilize iSLCollective materials in the teaching of elementary and intermediate classes of immigrants to Australia."

Our plans for 2018


We have big plans for 2018. We would like to further develop our new video lesson platform. For example, we'd like to improve class work with video lessons. We would like to replace paper answer sheets and enable you to let your students submit their answers via their mobile phone or tablet while you are showing them the video lesson on the big screen.

We also want to enable you to organize competitions between them, even pairing them up virtually, to motivate them even better.

Besides, we are planning to let you create virtual classes on iSLCollective and add your students to your class, so you can assign them video homework and check if they have done it, and how well they did in a particular video lesson.

FAQ


Q: How does paying work?


You can choose to select a monthly amount to pay every month or you can make a one-time payment. We are happiest for recurring payments, which means you authorize us to automatically charge your Paypal account or bank card every month - until you cancel it. So if you're thinking about whether to pay 15 euros once, or 3-5 euros every month, please choose a smaller, but monthly amount. Of course, we are immensely grateful for one-time payments, as well!

In either case, technically you pay in your national currency, and our bank will exchange it. The currencies indicated in the payment box are there to give you a better idea of how much you are going to pay.

We are glad to answer any questions at info [at] islcollective [dot] com or +36 30 638 7470.



Q: I am considering paying a small amount every month. How does this work?


Paying every month (monthly recurring payment)

If you select "PAY MONTHLY" in the pay box above, it means that you are going to make a payment every month, and with your authorization this amount will be debited (=charged) by iSLCollective automatically on the monthly anniversary of the first payment, until of course, you stop your payments.

You can easily stop your automatic monthly payments by going to the History/support sub menu in your MyPage (click on your avatar in the top right corner). There you will find a link that takes you directly to the page on PayPal.com where you can stop the payments. In case of CCBill (our bank card payment processor), you just have to reply to the payment confirmation email they have sent you, and they will cancel your recurring payment within a few hours.

Recurring payment works both with PayPal and your bank card. Your account will be upgraded to "iSLCollectve Sponsor" right after successful payment.



Q: I'd like to pay 15 dollars, but only once. Can I do that, too?


Paying just once

Sure. If you select "PAY ONCE" in the pay box above, you will be charged your selected amount only once. Your account will be upgraded to "iSLCollective Sponsor" immediately after successful payment.



Q: What payment methods can I choose from?


1. PayPal

In case of using Paypal, the actual payment takes place on PayPal's secure site. If you create a PayPal account, in most countries you can also pay with your debit or credit card.

Experiencing problems when trying with PayPal? Contact us at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, or try the next option.

2. Bank Card

You can also pay securely with your debit or credit card on CCbill.com, the site of our international payment gateway partner. We have chosen CCBill because it is well-known and trustworthy provider for processing electronic payments.

Experiencing problems when trying to donate with your bank card? You can try using your bank card with PayPal, too. For many people it works, as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info [at] islcollective [dot] com.




Q: I need the invoice after my payment made out in the name of my school/company. Where can I give you the invoice details?


1. In case of Paypal payments

As a default, you will be issued an invoice using the name and address you provided in your PayPal account. If you would like us to make out the invoice to a different name and address, you can request that on the next page before you get to Paypa's page to finish the payment.

2. In case of debit/credit card payments

As a default, you will be issued an invoice using the name and address you provide on our payment form (Step 1 of payment: "Confirming your order").

Newest messages

#59
6 days ago
Great site! I wish to see Italian one day!
#58
1 week ago
Dear Rosa

A big hooray for our Spanish users who are topping the donation chart, having pledged a total of 818 euros in our Christmas Fundraiser so far! This makes Spain the most generous country on iSLCollective (before Germany, France, the USA, Switzerland, the UK, Italy, Russia, Thailand, Poland, Canada and Slovakia - who follow in this order in the donation top list)! You guys truly lived up to the yellow in your flag! :)

Of course, thanks to everybody who has made a donation in our Christmas fundraiser this year making sure we exist in 2018.

Bless up,
Peter
#56
1 week ago
Wow! 7118 euros pledged up to now and 17 days left! As you know, Spanish flag is red and yellow. Red means strength and bravery and yellow means generosity. It's one of our best traits. Thank you team for the pop up!
Rosa :)
#55
2 weeks ago
reply to izadi's post #53


No problem, that is an obvious difficulty. We hope for the best for your country.
Thank you for considering supporting our mission!

#54
2 weeks ago
reply to MaryKateHiccup's post #52
I sent you an internal mail.
#53
2 weeks ago
Hello! I use your site.I would like to support you financially but I can't because of the sanctions against my country.Please tell me how i can do that.
#52
2 weeks ago
I have tried donating before but it keeps saying my name doesn't match my bank card details. I live in Vietnam and I use this card all the time both physically and online. I don't have this card hooked up to my paypal so I don't know how else I can donate. I found the donation process wasn't that user friendly and I wonder if other people have found the same. And is this affecting how many people donate?
#51
2 weeks ago
reply to Clara09's post #50
I sent you an internal mail.
#50
2 weeks ago
Sorry,
I've tried to donate, but my bankink card (Maestro) in not accepted by your system. I do not have any other card or PayPal account. :(
#49
2 weeks ago
very useful job, thank you