Over the last couple of weeks, we have featured teacher stories to learn how others use Showbie in the classroom. This week, we are going to hear from the students! Kaoutar, Wafa and Sam made a cute video to demonstrate how they improve their language skills when using Showbie to submit homework.

In the past, Wafa’s teacher would ask her to write out vocabulary passages on paper to submit during the next lesson. Wafa shows us how Showbie’s technology allows for significant task redesign. For those familiar with the SAMR model, this is known as Modification.

In the video below, Wafa practices a passage in French. Using Voice Notes, she’s able to record herself right from within the Showbie app. Wafa then instantly uploads the audio file into her personal Showbie folder. Her teacher gives timely feedback which Wafa then plays back to herself. Learning from her first attempt, Wafa confidently resubmits a new audio file for further feedback. The modified task allows for an accelerated learning and feedback cycle while also, according to Wafa and Sam, increasing student engagement!

Voice Notes are also great way for music teachers to formatively assess practice and performance! If you are a teacher who uses Voice Notes, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you are doing in your classroom by leaving a comment below!

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Justin is a teacher & edtech evangelist from Melbourne, Australia. He moved to California to join Imagine K12 as a startup founder & currently writes for Showbie.

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