An introduction to Open Education Resources (and a list!)

@jarowell has created a solid introduction to open educational resources with a guide to how you can legally use, modify and share them. He's also put together a list of quality sources for open educational resources. We thought it was too good not to share, so the list can be found at the following URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1noGaWpE_cDBTgXGiw1Ql2OHpQsXDPGeUEmojIRV6bWA/edit#slide=id.gf109b0cbe_0_103 Or…

Have you tried a student-paced activity yet?

Have you been wanting to turn your classroom into a student-paced learning environment? With Spiral Assignments, you can now easily engage in student-paced activities, flipped learning, in-class flips and set activities as homework. Here's a really quick guide on how you can create assignments with Spiral: Step 1. Create an assignment   Click on your assignments tab…

Say Hello to Spiral Pro.

Say Hello to Spiral Pro. EdTech is coming of age this semester   Our mission is to “Make the most comprehensive teaching and learning apps that support real teaching practices”   We built four apps. We reinvented the fastest way to carry out formative assessments. We supported teachers all over the world. Most of all,…

Quickfire: Viewing individual students that provided the same answer

1. Click on the 'Show Names' icon at the bottom right of the Quickfire screen.   2. You will then see the name for one student and a message like "& 4 more students" in the box.   3. If you click on the 'expand' button, you will be able to see the individual students…

Singapore Teachers’ Day Giveaway!

It's Teachers' Day in Singapore! With Spiral PRO just around the corner, we're offering FREE Spiral PRO for one year (RRP US$39/year) to the first 20 teachers that take part in our giveaway! To take part: Tweet the following message: "Checking out http://spiral.ac - The most comprehensive 1:1 learning platform #teachersday (via @SpiralEducation)" Use any…

Future of Education

By Tara Caravaggio, Marketing Intern at Spiral.ac tara@spiral.ac With more universities using class participation to make up final grades, what tools can be used to help teachers track this? At my university in Canada, class participation makes up 20-30% of students’ course grades. This is intimidating for students who fear public speaking. Spiral transforms intimidating…

What is a Classroom Learning Platform?

What is a Classroom Learning Platform? By Ben Toettcher, Training Director at Spiral.ac ben@spiral.ac | @bentoettcher A classroom learning platform (CLP) is a digital platform that boosts learning in classrooms. They integrate with learning management systems (LMS), and extend digital student response systems (SRS) to cover everyday learning activities. Student responses at heart There’s a…

How to review a student’s work and enroll them into new classes

How to see students’ answers before revealing them on your projected screen

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