- multiple forms of expression
- making new creations
- academic development
- working efficiently
- digital creation
Key Standards Supported
|W.5: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.5.6||With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.|
|W.6: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.6.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.|
|W.7: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.7.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.|
|W.8: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.8.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.|
|W.9-10: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.9-10.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.|
|W.11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.11-12.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.|
ProsVirtually submitted work saves time and paper, and alignment with multiple apps allows students to be more creative.
ConsSetting up classes and assignments takes time, and teachers may have to redesign some favorite assignments to align with the formats the app accepts.
Bottom LineTeachers save time and paper by collecting and grading assignments online, while students become more organized and find new ways to complete their work.
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Teens can create and submit content directly on their devices, incorporating apps for mind-mapping, cartoon creation, and creative presentations.
Teens can work with a variety of apps to display their learning in multiple ways. When finished, they can submit work easily and, in many cases, receive feedback almost immediately.
Video tutorials and on-screen instructions help teens and teachers get started. Class codes quickly connect teens with their teachers.
Instead of collecting and handing back paper assignments or trying to keep track of student assignments in an email account, teachers can use Showbie. For each class teachers set up, they receive a code to give students. That code connects students with their teacher and allows them to submit assignments and receive feedback. Teachers can have students submit traditional word-processing or slideshow presentation files, or allow them to use one of the many apps that work in conjunction with Showbie. As soon as students submit work, it appears in the teacher's account; teachers can then write or type comments directly on the work or record voice comments. Showbie offers a free teacher and school version, as well as a $99.00 School Pro version with additional annotation and support features.Read More Read Less
Apps that work in conjunction with Showbie include comic strip and cartoon creators, mind-mapping tools, and creative presentation tools. This variety caters to students' multiple learning styles and encourages them to think outside the box and demonstrate their knowledge in ways other than traditional paper or slideshow presentations. Quick feedback options help teachers make feedback more immediately relevant.Read More Read Less
Teachers who simply want to save time and paper can accomplish that goal by just having students submit assignments within the app. Teachers can then grade assignments on the go without worrying about losing student work or keeping piles of papers organized. Showbie offers more than a way to receive and grade student work, however. Teachers can use the app to spice up instruction, providing students with new ways to demonstrate their learning. Teachers can select tools for students or allow them to choose the tools that best suit their interests and learning styles. Student needs and learning styles can also be used to guide feedback, with teachers determining whether students would benefit most from written notes, typed notes, or voice recordings.Read More Read Less
See How Teachers Are Using Showbie
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- So easy to distribute & receive assignments then grade them with Showbie!1Cherie C.
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School
Atlanta, GA4January 21, 2014