#ClasskickChat Recap: Now with 72% more Classkick
Teachers and students around the world are using Classkick, often for vastly different reasons. Spanning PreKindergarten to adult learning classrooms, favorite features and areas that Classkick should improve are vastly different. At our chat on Tuesday, December 6th, we wanted to hear from you: your Classkick wins, that one time Classkick didn't work for you, and what you would like to see in the future! As 2016 came to an end, we wanted to reflect, with your help, on how far Classkick has come and what we can continue to do to improve in 2017.
Let's talk Classkick
This was the premise for our Tuesday, December 6th #ClasskickChat. Here's how the conversation started:
As educators, it sounds like the there is flexibility in the amount of time Classkick is used. The more math they need to show, for example, is a big draw for the real-time aspect of viewing and responding to student work.
What are the best moments from Classkick this year?
We do love hearing and implementing your feedback in Classkick! Our Suggested Features page is here, and it is so interesting to see how the features of Classkick are crafted by teacher and student requests. Keep those great ideas coming! We also really like hearing about the student ownership provided by students being able to access and present their work to their parents, showing off their growing thought processes.
The conversation then shifted to the challenges of using devices in the classroom:
Although we're still in pursuit of those things that we can be doing better in Classkick, this answer points to the ways students are interacting with devices. Having a set of stylus pens has become almost pivotal for classrooms with students iPads. What else have you added to update your classroom supply lists?
Are there people you collaborate with who refuse to use Classkick?
Here's what the Classkick community thought:
We haven't heard any stories of people who have been introduced to Classkick that don't like using it afterwards (although we know they must exist). Instead, it has been really moving to hear about the times that Classkick Teachers have shared Classkick with others, especially other teachers of their own children, and are able to see the Classkick Community grow!
How do your students feel about Classkick?
Here's what Classkick Teachers discussed:
Our students appreciate being able to jump in and help each other, especially because they can provide their feedback in the exact spot that their peers need it!
The last question asked for requests in Classkick for the upcoming year:
See you next month - Tuesday, January 3rd - at a new time! - 6pm Pacific. Join our Facebook community to continue the discussion beyond Twitter and to view monthly topics and discussion questions.