Where can U.K. teachers share feedback and ask for help?
With science and technology taking the center stage and the frontline in everything, there are tools and platforms where UK teachers can share their feedback with students, colleagues, and parents. Because everything now takes the real-time messaging format, they can chat with their fellow teachers and get help when they need it most. So now let’s talk about a few platforms where teachers can share feedback and get help.
- Edmodo: this is an effective tool for teachers to connect and communicate with their students in different ways. They can create online study groups, provide and administer educational materials, evaluate student performance, communicate with parents and other teachers and perform other tasks. It takes a social network setting and has more than 34 million users globally that are registered and create a robust learning experience with modern trends. Check is out here: https://new.edmodo.com
- Thinglink: this tool provides teachers the opportunity to create interactive multimedia files like images, sounds, texts, and videos which can be shared on different websites and social networks including Facebook and Twitter. With Thinglink, UK teachers can create learning methodologies that can trigger curiosity among students and with its access to social networks, teachers can get help when they need it. https://www.thinglink.com/
- eduClipper (participate): with this platform, teachers and students can explore and share educational materials. They can carry out research on relevant topics across the internet and share their findings within the groups already created, this makes it easy for the teacher to ask for help and also manage the academic content discovered online more effectively. https://explore.participate.com/educlipper
- Kahoot!: this platform utilises a gaming approach to promote learning, student engagement, social interaction and creativity among students and teachers. With Kahoot, UK teachers can communicate with their fellow teachers and create a questionnaire, surveys, and discussions that are related to academic lessons. Learn more here: https://kahoot.com/
- Storybird: This tool uses storytelling to promote reading and writing skills among students. With this tool, teachers can create books online with a simple and user-friendly interface, the stories created can be embedded in blogs and sent via email. It makes communication easy and with it, constant feedbacks can be gotten as well as the creation of projects and grading the students. See what Storybird is all about here: https://storybird.com/
There are so many other tools and forums where teachers can share feedback and gain a little knowledge, the social feature of these tools is what makes them a great place for UK teachers to share feedback and ask for help.
As a teacher or student in the UK what tools have you found to be most useful? Please comment below.