Here Is An Excellent iPad App to Use in Your Classroom
Showbie is an excellent educational app for teachers. We have already featured it in multiple posts in the past but with the newly released updates we thought you might want to stay in the picture. Showbie, for those of you who don’t know it, is an iPad app that enhances your workflow allowing you to ‘assign, collect and review student work from thousands of compatible apps’. You can even record an audio feedback and share it with your students. It also offers built-in tools that lets you and your students create digital portfolios which you can securely share with parents. Showbie is available in over 10 languages.
Here is a quick run-down of some of its interesting features:‘Share work from thousands of compatible iPad apps in a few taps• Use the pen tool and pin text notes directly on any PDF or image• Quickly distribute instructions and materials to your whole class• Chat privately with individual students to provide timely feedback• Record voice notes for verbal feedback or language exercises• Quickly review and assess batches of student work and provide rich, valuable feedback• Add student work to individual digital portfolios, or enable students to curate their own portfolios• Invite parents to view their student’s work and keep them informed of classroom activity• Can be used with any classroom subject’
Pro-users have the added features:‘ Record and track grades as numeric scores or letter grades, along with qualitative feedback• Provide richer feedback with more pen colours and line thicknesses, by typing on the page, or by pinning voice notes directly to student work• Record longer voice notes and videos and upload larger files• Lock assignments to control student access to documents and feedback• Give parents complete access to assignments in the classes you choose’