You already know that Showbie helps you easily work with students and families, but have you ever thought about leveraging Showbie to reach an even larger audience in your school? At many schools, teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and other school staff are using Showbie as their school’s “go to” location for documents, collaboration, and file sharing outside the classroom.
Check out just a few ways schools are using Showbie as a central repository to improve instruction, collaboration, and more.
- Professional Development Platform – Cost-effective, personalized Professional Development is a challenge for many schools, but an online format can reduce costs and offer educators a chance to work together without being in the same room. Users take to Showbie to address this challenge and make Showbie their central storage system for Professional Development materials. They also use the Showbie Groups feature to create Professional Learning Communities where teachers can learn and collaborate.
- Lesson Plans – Great teachers connect content their students are learning in their class with content in other classes. However, without their colleagues’ lesson plans, it can be tough for teachers to know exactly what’s happening in other classrooms. Teachers are using Showbie to solve this problem. Teachers love how Showbie enables them to quickly upload lessons and easily share classroom content with their colleagues. When lesson plans are shared in Showbie, teachers can see what’s going on in their students’ other classes so they can tie in other subjects to their own lessons.
- Standards Content – Sometimes it feels like content standards are a moving target and that curricula change constantly. To keep up, Showbie users now look to Showbie to be a single location where they can all stay up to date. Users create groups in Showbie where they upload content geared toward standards updates, including new standards language and curricula updates.
- Best Practices Content – Teachers often feel like they work in isolation. However, through Showbie, teachers are working to change this aspect of the profession. Users are employing Showbie to build online communities where they share content related to best practices. In these groups, teachers post their own content, comment on other content, and collaborate on strategies for entire classrooms and also individual students. What teachers really love is they can track their conversations easily and refer back to notes from their colleagues quickly. They also love that they feel part of a community!
These are just a few ways teachers and school officials are using Showbie to increase efficiency and collaboration outside the classroom. Do you use Showbie to store and distribute content for training, lesson plans, or other areas? We’d love to hear about it.