Spiral is an interactive learning platform that teachers can use for quick assessment, student collaboration, interactive video, and flipped classroom activities. It allows for discussion of topics, resources, or videos in real time. There is feature called Team Up that monitors progress as the students work together to create projects collaboratively. Teachers can show students examples as they work. Teachers can monitor students’ contributions as they work. Assignments can be graded automatically or individually. You can use it to flip your classroom, send students assignments anytime or place. Your classes can be synced with Google Classroom to enrich learning and give variety.
Spiral is a multi-use platform that allows teachers to create interactive learning experiences, pre-planned or spontaneously. A basic account is free and set-up is easy. It offers four types of activities: Quickfire, Clip, Team Up, and Discuss. Quickfire is used to give quizzes or assign questions. Teachers can respond to students and reassign work. Clip lets users create interactive videos. Team Up lets teachers assign teams and assign presentations that hold each member accountable. Discuss is an interactive presentation platform that allows students to ask questions, share pictures, and respond to others. The classes can be synced to Google Classroom and create assignments within Spiral or G Suite. Of course, the paid version offers more features, but the free account is very robust.
- All students are given a voice. This is a great thing for students who are reluctant to speak in class.
- Spiral is engaging and easy to use.
- It supports formative and summative assessment.
- It allows students to collaborate.
- There is a lot of background work for teachers.
- Creating assignments can be taxing.
- Effective content can be confusing.
- The entire subscription is by fee.