Showbie’s VP, Learning Abdul Chohan is offering professional development to educators who use Showbie and Socrative.

We’ll be hosting weekly sessions focussing on a variety of topics. Check out our current session offerings below.


About your Presenter
Abdul Chohan has been a proponent of mobile learning and the application to better feedback and assessment for many years. He has spoken to thousands of educators and decision-makers around the world since 2012, helping them craft their plans and assist teachers in making the transition.

Abdul Chohan

In 2018, Abdul authored Digitising Effective Feedback in the Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. In this piece, Abdul highlighted the needs around reducing teacher workload, timely and responsive feedback, and building relationships between teachers and students.

Abdul is the director of ThinkSimple Ltd, founder of a free school in the UK, Former CEO of a Multi Academy Trust in the UK, Apple Distinguished Educator and Showbie Champion. And, as of July 2020, has joined Showbie in the position of VP, Learning.
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Underlying the approach Abdul shares is the use of Showbie and Socrative as simple and reliable tools. Both are effective at addressing workload, feedback, and relationships–especially in a home learning environment.

Webinars session details and registration links:


Hybrid Learning with Showbie and Socrative ⬆️
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The session will explore the nuances between hybrid (home/school based) and blended learning with respect to possibilities with Showbie and Socrative. Understanding ‘synchronous’ and ‘asynchronous’ learning opportunities will also be discussed with participants and how Showbie and Socrative can be explicitly used to support both types of learning needs.

Host: Abdul Chohan
Times offered: Weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English 🇬🇧



Developing a Digital Strategy post Covid-19 ⬆️
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This webinar will provide delegates with a framework to support the development of a digital strategy that is fit for purpose, post covid-19. The session will highlight key questions that leadership teams can use to plan their strategy with exemplars from schools that have had a successful approach during lockdown. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the potential for operational efficiencies in educational organisations, with examples of how technology can add significant value to day to day processes as well as impact teaching, learning and assessment. The host will also share how a focus on pedagogy can be maintained whilst getting the best out of technology using researched based models.

Host: Abdul Chohan
Times offered: Weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English 🇬🇧


Showbie – The Basics ⬆️
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The ‘Basics’ Showbie session is perfect for new teachers looking to setup simple and reliable approaches to synchronous and asynchronous home learning models. The session will assume you have no knowledge of Showbie and is designed to help you get setup and gain hands on experience.

Host: Abdul Chohan
Times offered: Weekly on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English 🇬🇧
Topics covered:
• Setting up a class
• Communicating with the class and individual students
• Class folders
• Using Voice annotations
• Scan document feature
• Starting a class discussion
• Managing notifications
• Integrating Google or Office365
• Flipped learning with video
• Parent sign up



Showbie – Advanced Session ⬆️
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The ‘Advanced’ session is designed for teachers that are already familiar with the use of Showbie. In this session, I will review the additional features offered within Showbie. This will include periphery elements that serve to elevate teaching through Showbie including, quick-marking, co-teaching, and more.

Host: Abdul Chohan
Times offered: Weekly on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English 🇬🇧
Topics covered:
• Speed marking & fast feedback
• Co-teaching – one class, multiple teachers
• Gradebook – exporting data
• Socrative integration – auto marking and populating grades
• Groups – setting up a virtual staffroom
• Using ‘folders’ effectively
• Sharing files within Showbie
• Importing files into classes and documents from anywhere
• Understanding ‘Archiving’ and retrieval of older classes
• Assignment scheduling



Socrative – The Basics ⬆️
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The ‘Basics’ Socrative session is perfect for new teachers looking to use Socrative for formative assessment. This session will give ‘hands-on’ experience in understanding how to set up quizzes and getting students to join. Teachers will understand the auto marking feature and be able to analyse real-time data

Host: Abdul Chohan
Times offered: Weekly on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English 🇬🇧
Topics covered:
• Setting up a class
• Navigating the menus
• Creating a quiz
• Launching a quiz
• Teacher paced, Open navigation & Instant feedback quizzes
• Producing personalised feedback reports for students



Socrative – Advanced Session ⬆️
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The ‘Advanced’ session is designed for teachers that are already familiar with the use of Socrative. The outline covers some of the more in depth elements allowing teachers to use effectively use reporting data, analyse trends and collaborative approaches to using Socrative Pro. This will be a ‘hands-on’ session that will explore all the listed features.

Host: Abdul Chohan
Times offered: Weekly on select Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English 🇬🇧
Topics covered:
• Creating a gamified quiz with ‘space race’
• Editing quizzes
• Downloading student data
• Interpreting student data
• Importing quizzes
• Exploring ‘Exit tickets’
• Student rostering
• Quiz shop introduction – Beta


Can’t make the session times? Need a session in another language?

No problem! We have plenty of recordings of previous sessions. Check them out on our Past Webinar Recordings page.

CEO & Co-Founder of Showbie. Colin is passionate about helping teachers streamline their 1:1 device classrooms with simple, easy to use tools.

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