As the COVID-19 pandemic has caused thousands of schools to close for the remainder of the school year – parents, teachers, and students alike are left wondering how they are going to manage.
Classkick, a leading virtual learning app that shows teachers in real-time exactly what students are thinking and learning, announced March 23rd that they are immediately offering Classkick Pro School Membership for FREE to COVID-19 affected schools (a $1,499 value) due to the widespread U.S. school closures.
How do Teachers Continue to Teach Students Remotely and Maintain High-Quality Education?
The pandemic and closure of thousands of schools across the U.S. has thrown teachers a curveball. How do they teach students remotely and maintain a high level of education with learning time vital and unreplaceable?
Classkick ensures that students receive the best possible distance education during this unprecedented time, so students don’t lose years of education. Classkick connects students and their school work to their educational advocates, merging students, teachers, and parents together for a true virtual learning experience.
Available for home or in-school virtual learning on iPads, Chromebooks, and Mac and PC computers, Classkick lets teachers, using any type of content (drawings, text, images, audio, links, videos, chat, and GIFs.) see and instantly respond to exactly what their students are thinking and working on in real-time. Students can ask for help privately, avoiding unwanted peer stigma, and teachers can pop into student work online to provide ideas, encouragement, support, and correction — right on the student’s Classkick screen. Students can even give each other peer help and feedback!
- Students privately receive virtual feedback, corrections, and suggestions from teachers in real-time as if they were in the classroom.
- Students can virtually raise their hands to alert the teacher of the need for help.
- Teachers view the entire class working in real-time and can instantly give extensive feedback to each student separately or as a group.
- Teachers see how each student is thinking.
- Teachers can instantly reward students with gold stars, Bitmojis, GIFs, and other stickers.
- Teachers can create or upload assignments and other content, including drawings, text, images, audio, links, videos, chat, and GIFs.
- Teachers can assign a student roster and provide the class code to students to log-in from home.
- Classkick works with Screencastify apps to make teaching screencasts. Screencastify uploads right to Youtube, which students can watch in Classkick.
- Classkick links directly from an LMS (learning management system), such as Google Classroom and others, so students can log in and see their assignments for the day.
- Currently in use worldwide in thousands of schools from grades kindergarten through high school and all school subjects.
- Video how-to for teachers: https://youtu.be/W3qtvE42O8k.
Available immediately for free for Coronavirus COVID-19 affected schools, teachers can sign up at https://classkick.com/coronavirus. Visit the website (https://www.classkick.com) for additional information or email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classkick was founded by tech whiz Andrew Rowland, a former high school math and robotics teacher from Chicago’s West Side, who studied computer science at Berkeley and worked at Google and YouTube TV as a Partner Technology Manager. Rowland left Google with a hunger to continue impacting student learning on a daily basis and help all the hard-working teachers in their quest to assist students to achieve. That’s how Classkick began. For more information, see http://www.classkick.com.