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As former Division Head of Mathematics for the Stanford University Online High School, I have used a wide range of online learning platforms for teaching mathematics online. Scribblar is by far the best system that I have used, and I highly recommend it for teaching and learning mathematics! Scribblar's built-in Wolfram Alpha and LaTeX features are especially useful for mathematics teaching, and I have found that students are highly engaged in active learning when using Scribblar.
Dr. Dana Paquin
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
California Polytechnic State University
Former Head of Mathematics
Stanford University Online High School
At Sydney Distance Education High School we are using Scribblar to connect to students Years 7 to 12. It is so user friendly. More and more staff are adopting its use. It is ideal for instant teacher feedback, especially when students have trouble understanding a concept and also for one on one lessons in real time. It is great that students can re-enter the room at any time to submit assignments etc. or to collaborate on projects. We are embedding links to Scribblar rooms in our online courses also to provide for effective collaboration. Thanks again for this very effective web conferencing tool!
Scribblar is a wonderful web conference tool for our teachers to use to engage students in real quality learning experiences and interactions, especially in Middle School.
Julie Kennedy, Deputy Principal
Sydney Distance Education High School
I've tutored my student Kyle a little over two years. Initially our sessions were in person, one-on-one. Occasionally, I would have to gently nudge him to get back on track. Since we started using Scribblar in October 2012, his level of engagement skyrocketed! It's so much more fun, and the different colors available help in emphasizing key points. We both love Scribblar.
Thank you so much for this magnificent on-line collaboration tool.
Math Teacher, mathhelp4u.com
Oak Hills, California
We've had good success with the use of Scribblar and especially with the integration of it with our Etherpad application. It's available for use in all of our grades K-12 classrooms. Students use it in school and also continue to collaborate outside of the classroom on their projects - something we needed to support in a better fashion this year. Quite often our teachers embed specific project links in Scribblar within our portal environment for easy student access.
The performance has been solid, and teacher use it to stage activities for students as well as using it as a blank page for student projects. In addition, I use it to assist with committee work, such as our recent academy visioning process where I pre-loaded templates for working groups to respond to as well as sketch out their ideas for classroom environments. It's so versatile and adaptive that we continue to find new uses for it regularly.
Scribblar has quickly become one of our most used collaborative environments.
Plano Independent School District
Scribblar rocks! After searching the web and trying out a number of similar programs, it's very clear that Scribblar is by far one of the best tools for online tutors/teachers. I have been using Scribblar for tutoring Chinese students through the official IELTS examination and have found that its functions including the possibility of uploading documents, real-time whiteboard, audio and text chat to mention just a few, are very user-friendly. Obviously, starting out I had a few doubts and questions about Scribblar and how to use it but the response from the team and especially Stefan 'The Scribblar Guy' was rapid and complete. Thank you!
John Palmer - English teacher @ BIGTIME ENGLISH
I use Sribblar to conduct online lessons to students from 3rd graders to high school students, be it problem solving, SAT/SSAT preps or reading/writing group lessons.
The site is very user-friendly so even the younger kids have no problems actively participating in the online live discussions.
The most impressive feature is the customer service. I could never thank Stefan enough for his assistance and prompt response whenever there are suggestions or some questions. The price is very reasonable, much cheaper than sites that offer less services.
Thanks a lot for helping me reach out to out-of-state motivated, talented students.
Ffreelance academic coach for gifted students
I am an AIG teacher at Brooks ES and work at Brooks Museums Magnet ES in Raleigh, NC. Every year our fifth grade class writes and performs an Opera. This is the second year I have been working with the 8 fifth Braden writers and we are using Scribblar to write, collaborate, and finalize our opera script. It has been the most useful tool I have ever used, and allows my students to share ideas, critique and revise one another, while writing the script. Thank you for this useful tool!
I just wanted to drop you a note and express my thanks and gratitude for the product you offer.
Since my former spouse and I have a 50/50 custody schedule with our children, it becomes problematic to help my children with their homework, particularly math.
Tonight, I tried out Scibblar and invited my oldest daughter who phoned me earlier today asking for help with math. She logged in while at her mother's house, I logged in while at my house.
I walked her through several sample math problems until she got the concept and then had her do some on her own, while I watched on my own computer screen.
After we were done, I have to admit, I teared up, because I have finally found a solution that will help us stay connected and enable me to help my kids with school work whenever they need it.
I'll be getting my kids a headset, too, so we can talk together while we're working together.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
A user from Tulsa, OK
I am in the IT department and help introduce new technologies into the classroom. Our district is going to a 1:1 initiative next year where the 4th and 5th grade students will each receive a netbook.
I am presently going into the 3-5th grade classes experimenting in collaborative lessons using 6 netbooks. I group 4 or 5 students to a netbook and use Scribblar for the collaborative class assignment.
In Third grade each group will log into our room. Groups take turns identifying the oceans and continents by dragging the word to the appropriate place on the globe. This is viewed by all the students on their netbooks as well as on the Interactive Whiteboard. Students then download the map and paint the continents green, oceans blue, equator red and label continents and oceans in white. The completed work is then uploaded to the teachers digital drop box.
In Fourth Grade each group takes turns underlining the two parts of a sentence. One line for the subject, two lines under the predicate. Each group uses different colors. A subject predicate assignment is then downloaded.....completed in a similar manner using Open Office on their netbooks and uploaded to the teachers digital drop box.
In Fifth Grade each group is assigned a Scribblar page number which has the name of a patriot of the American Revolution. They then use the internet to find information about that person. The group then presents their page of information to the class.
The students have all enjoyed using Scribblar. ALL students want to participate, they are excited about the assignment, amazed that they can what other groups are doing and best of all learning the material presented.
IT Department, Byron CUSD
I am the Energy Manager of the Georgetown County School District in Georgetown, SC. We have 21 campuses across the district. Our county is a large county and can sometimes require hours of driving time for each campus. I am in charge of an energy management program that monitors and controls the hvac systems, water heaters, and lighting at the various campuses.
Lately we have discovered an incredible use for Scribblar. In the year of budget crunches we are training building managers on how to use our energy management program to see if there are any problem with hvac systems. This way we can help reduce the number of false calls since now we verify whether the units are actually working or a teacher is simply cold. Using Scribblar we now train the building managers without having to be onsite. I believe it will save funds that can be better used for books and other educational material instead of travel time and fuel.
Georgetown County School District
I teach New Media and Global Communications courses at Hannam University in Daejeon S. Korea.
All textbooks use charts and graphs and stats to help clarify the text. Some are exciting. Some are not, but they are all important enough that authors and publishers chose to include them to help students learn. I feel that many students just glance over these wonderful charts.
I often have students recreate these charts on their tests so that they give the charts the attention that they deserve.
I use Scribblar as a classroom tool and have the students recreate the charts in the book. Sometimes I divide the classroom into teams and have them compete for the best looking or quickest production. Other times I have different parts of the class create different aspects of the chart.
I always make them communicate 'in real life' as well so that they don't draw over each other's work, etc. It works well. Sometimes too well. Most of my students now ace the portion of my tests where they need to recreate charts. This used to be the part of the tests that separated the A's and B's. Now I need another differentiator to separate the top students from the rest of the group. This is a good problem to have :)
Assistant Professor of New Media and Global Communications
Hannam University - Linton Global College
I am a huge fan of Scribblar and my students are , too!
We used the application about three times and it was highly successful. I was so excited about it that I tweeted to others and even made a screenprint to show them.
I used it for:
- providing feedback (from students)
- linking listening with writing (students could hear me talk and that is esssential for second-language learners)
- practicing vocabulary
- understanding directions (at the time my teachign was focuse don adverbs of place and how to follow directions and the students, by listening, could follow my directions- where, what and how to draw something in collaboration with me)
The uses are varied and I intend to make use of your app as often as possible. It is an intuitive web app that allows for a great variety of tasks.
I used Scribblar in my Online Digital Communications class. It was our main mode of collaboration during the Visual Literacy unit of our course.
Linda A Bowers, Houston ISD
I take online classes, and I've made some really great friends that live too far away from me to visit. One day, a friend and I decided to start a book club. We lived several hours apart, so we decided we would meet online. We chose Scribblar to meet in because it was convenient, free, and easy to use. Our book club is going on a year since our creation, and we've read about 10 books, plays, and short stories. Thanks, Scribblar!
I used to use dimdim but they were down one day so I tried scribblar and I haven't looked back (and now with salesforce.com buying dimdim there out of the space).
I tutor students on SAT test prep and use scribblar as my white board. I never have a problem with it :-)
It allows me to keep my focus on what i love to do - teaching - without having to worry about the tech stuff.
Stacey Howe-Lott, M.Ed.
There are a lot of free collaboration tools available online, but we have to say that Scribblar has been one of our greatest discoveries. With a very simple and easy-to-use interface we are able to achieve better results with our projects and other activities. With this, we are very happy to spread the word within our community so that they can get the same experience as we have with Scribblar.
Christine Staller, Web Hosting Search