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What is Pobble?

Pobble provides everything you need to teach, improve, and assess writing.

Find or build inspiring lessons, engage your pupils with digital tools to write, edit, and publish their work, then easily moderate writing judgements online. All easily accessible in the classroom or remotely. No more searching for the right tools to teach writing. With Pobble they’re all in one place.

Pobble’s writing tools allow teachers and their pupils to:

● Easily access and edit hundreds of high quality, age-specific lesson content.

● Search the world’s largest bank of children’s writing examples sorted by age, topic and genre. Ideal for exemplification and lesson inspiration.

● Connect with a worldwide community to publish work, share lessons, engage in peer assessment and moderate writing assessment judgements.

Pobble is shown to improve pupils’ speed, confidence and enjoyment of writing, whilst reducing teacher workload. The platform is supported by the UK Department for Education as a recipient of the Edtech Innovation Fund and won the Bett award for the Best Classroom Aid for Learning, Teaching and Assessment as well as the GESS award for Best Paid ICT Product.

Recommended Usage

Pobble is aligned with all writing curriculum approaches.
This means teachers can use Pobble every day or every few days in an equally effective manner. .

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Educational Impact

improve attainment
88%
improve teaching efficiency
87%
improve teacher knowledge
77%
reduce teacher workload
76%
reduce attainment gap
72%
CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2013
Age Range5-7, 8-10
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Requirements

Teachers can sign up for Pobble via our website in less than 1 minute. Pupils can be added for the pupil tools through CSV upload or Wonde integration.

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1 minute

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

No training is required. However, Pobble provides CPD webinars for all teachers to enable them to use Pobble effectively if required.

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Anyone can create the account.

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Pobble pricing starts from £0 / year

Pobble offers Forever Free accounts, premium teacher subscriptions or adopt Pobble across your whole school to benefit from unlimited teacher and pupil accounts, support to get you and your team started, and free places at our online moderation events.

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Chelsea Hughes

Year 4 Teacher

Used Pobble for 3-4 years

Feb 2021

I can't imagine teaching without it.

Chelsea Hughes found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Uploading children's work onto Pobble gives the child recognition for their progress- not only the best pieces but for the most improved and that keeps children motivated.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Makes writing exciting for all children, they all want to be published on Pobble so they know they have to write in order to do that.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    There are no awkward moments in the classroom where you need a time filler. Pobble365 always has your back!
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Resources at your fingertips, starters at your fingertips, moderation, WAGOLL, everything you need for a great English lesson.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    It allows teachers to see what is happening in other classrooms around the world.
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Louise Robinson

Teacher

Used Pobble for 6 years

Nov 2020

I love it.

Louise Robinson found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Engagement with texts written by other children supports my pupils (and previous cohorts) with their individual targets. Not only that but the desire to have their work on the platform ensures they try that little bit harder.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    I usually spend hours creating PowerPoints and trying to make them look good etc. The presentation slides are so simple and easy to use as well as being engaging for my class. Finding examples of writing is easy too rather than me having to write out my own examples. I find that the children engage more with a text written by another pupil too.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Just the time it takes to create the lesson is significantly less than making my own slides.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The example lessons generally have an explanation with examples which helps me to understand terminology. It helps with new teachers too.
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Vinny Turner

Head Teacher

Used Pobble for 1 year

Mar 2020

As already stated, Pobble motivates children who strive to become published authors. They are recognised and feel accomplishment when they are and this has a knock on affect with other children. The new developments in the platform are another added bonus for teachers who are able to use it to build lessons that are exciting and challenging for children, whilst reducing teachers’ workload.

Vinny Turner found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children’s motivation to want to write for the platform and become published authors with their work recognised by others has demonstrated that to all in school. Children want to attain a certain standard, as they understand their efforts will be recognised by others.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    All children, regardless of attainment levels are striving for their work to be published on the platform. Lower attaining children use examples of other children’s work to ‘level up’ their own writing and this clearly benefits them in their independent work too.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The lesson builder and option to pull in various resources from the platform has ensured that teacher workload is reduced and they are able to plan great lessons as a result.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is enabling staff to build lessons and prepare work using the one platform.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Teacher knowledge is already very good within our school, but Pobble has helped with NQTs and recently qualified teachers in supporting their development.
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Chloe Goodridge

Head of English and class teacher

Used Pobble for A few years in this school and previous schools too

Jan 2020

A great website with endless possibilities!

Chloe Goodridge found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children are more engaged in lessons where they know others around the world will be seeing their work.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Children want to do well as they know it’s going on Pobble.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    So many resources on Pobble and all in one place meaning I don’t have to scour the internet!
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Sarah Bullivant

English lead and SLT

Used Pobble for 5years

Jan 2020

It’s by teachers for teachers and that is a real strength. The website is easy to navigate and is full of useful resources. My class love the idea of being published authors- it helps to give their writing purpose.

Sarah Bullivant found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Has an impact on the stamina children have for writing, the 365 helps to review previous learning.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    My less able writers are keen to have work published so they take more care over their work.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The link to the web resources has become my go to place saving me time.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The new facility of being able to create powerpoints and link in resources is very time efficient.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    In my role as mentor I direct student teachers to pobble 365 and it helps with their questioning and how to develop lessons.
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Kerry

Class teacher

Smart Vision School, United Arab Emirates

Used Pobble for 5+ years

Jan 2020

Excellent product

Kerry found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Value-added scores in writing attainment
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    EAL students faster language acquisition
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Less time spent creating lesson presentations
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Use of technology
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Nicole

Teacher

Smart Vision School, United Arab Emirates

Used Pobble for 4 months

Jan 2020

I think Pobble is amazing and have started my own Pobble wall in the classroom to promote it at school, with parents and students

Nicole found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students have now I'm proved their writing
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Students have increased their writing ability not decreased it
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Lesson Planning is a huge bonus on Pobble - great resources
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Provides resources which can take ages to source
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    ICT knowledge has improved and marking when looking at other submissions
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Sarah

Class Teacher

Smart Vision School, United Arab Emirates

Used Pobble for 5 months

Jan 2020

Pobble has been a fantastic tool in my classroom! The children benefit greatly from it as they are inspired to write more and to improve their writing and produce their best work so they can be published authors. Pobble has supported me as a teacher to create my own lessons and slide shows as well as collaborate with other teachers.

Sarah found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    It encourages children to try produce their best writing as they all want to be 'Pobble Published'. The children also use it as a WAGOLL and magpie ideas or words from Pobble work.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Pobble provides low attainers with models of what their writing should contain. They can also magpie ideas by using a WAGOLL.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The 'My Lessons' section on Pobble is amazing! I love that you can create your own slide show and focus on the content rather than making it look exciting as Pobble does that for you. Children are also engaged looking at other children's work on Pobble.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is brilliant that you can create your own slide show on Pobble and focus on the content and Pobble makes it look exciting. Children can provide feedback to each other too.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Pobble provides teachers with the opportunity to collaborate and share resources.
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Rachael Wilding

Primary Head

Smart Vision School, United Arab Emirates

Used Pobble for 1 1/2 years

Jan 2020

It's the whole package, the support behind the platform, the networking it brings, the publishing, the joy of children interacting with other children's work, the prestige of being a genuine published author, the simplicity of the website and how it links with parents and comments on work.

Rachael Wilding found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    our primary writing results have improved in every year group in the last academic year since using the Pobble platform. It has also upskilled the teachers with the CPD sessions to ensure all writing is of a higher standard.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    We have found the use of Pobble has specifically helped us close the attainment gap between boys and girls. It has also supported our SEND students to achieve results more in line with year group expectations.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Unlike before when teachers would use prep time looking for examples of text. Students independently search out examples and are able to create their own success criteria linked to their writing focus by using Pobble examples. This has had a massive impact on all of our writing results and has boosted writing interest and confidence. Just last week I found two boys in ERIC time using Pobble as a reading text, I asked why and they said they enjoy reading other children's stories.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    See point before (g)
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The CPD and support offered with a Pobble subscription is the best value for money going. Along with the opportunity to publish children's work, search through lesson planning and resources, the new version allows you to create your own resources. All of this has helped upskill our teachers in their delivery of writing lessons.
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Poppie

T.A (SEN)

Used Pobble for I haven't

Jan 2020

Poppie found Pobble:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Chloe Goodridge

Head of English and class teacher

Used Pobble for A few years in this school and previous schools too.

Jan 2020

A great website with endless possibilities!

Chloe Goodridge found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children are more engaged in lessons where they know others around the world will be seeing their work.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Children want to do well as they know it’s going on Pobble.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    So many resources on Pobble and all in one place meaning I don’t have to scour the internet!
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Dan

Teaching Assistant

Used Pobble for 4 months

Jan 2020

Pobble has taught me a lot of ideas and ways to improve not only my own knowledge but that of the children as well.

Dan found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    improved quality of work/detail
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    To give them extra motivation to work towards a goal
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I believe so, as it gives you more ideas to work with.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Kerry

Class teacher

Used Pobble for 5 + years

Jan 2020

excellent product

Kerry found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    value-added scores in writing attainment
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    EAL students faster language acquisition
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    less time spent creating lesson presentations
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    use of technology
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Nicole

Teacher

Used Pobble for 4 months

Jan 2020

I think Pobble is amazing and have started my own Pobble wall in the classroom to promote it at school, with parents and students

Nicole found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students have now I'm proved their writing
  • Not reduces attainment gap
    Students have increased their writing ability not decreased it
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Lesson Planning is a huge bonus on Pobble - great resources
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Provides resources which can take ages to source
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    ICT knowledge has improved and marking when looking at other submissions
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Sarah

Class Teacher

Used Pobble for 5 months

Jan 2020

Pobble has been a fantastic tool in my classroom! The children benefit greatly from it as they are inspired to write more and to improve their writing and produce their best work so they can be published authors. Pobble has supported me as a teacher to create my own lessons and slide shows as well as collaborate with other teachers.

Sarah found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    It encourages children to try produce their best writing as they all want to be 'Pobble Published'. The children also use it as a WAGOLL and magpie ideas or words from Pobble work.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Pobble provides low attainers with models of what their writing should contain. They can also magpie ideas by using a WAGOLL.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The 'My Lessons' section on Pobble is amazing! I love that you can create your own slide show and focus on the content rather than making it look exciting as Pobble does that for you. Children are also engaged looking at other children's work on Pobble.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is brilliant that you can create your own slide show on Pobble and focus on the content and Pobble makes it look exciting. Children can provide feedback to each other too.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Pobble provides teachers with the opportunity to collaborate and share resources.
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Rachael Wilding

Primary Head

Used Pobble for 1 1/2 years

Jan 2020

Its the whole package, the support behind the platform, the networking it brings, the publishing, the joy of children interacting with other children's work, the prestige of being a genuine published author, the simplicity of the website and how it links with parents and comments on work.

Rachael Wilding found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    our primary writing results have improved in every year group in the last academic year since using the pobble platform. It has also upskilled the teachers with the CPD sessions to ensure all writing is of a higher standard.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    We have found the use of pobble has specifically helped us close the attainment gap between boys and girls. It has also supported our SEND students to achieve results more in line with year group expectations.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Unlike before when teachers would use prep time looking for examples of text. Students independently search out examples and are able to create their own success criteria linked to their writing focus by using pobble examples. This has had a massive impact on all of our writing results and has boosted writing interest and confidence. Just last week I found two boys in ERIC time using pobble as a reading text, I asked why and they said they enjoy reading other children's stories.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    See point before (g)
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    The CPD and support offered with a pobble subscription is the best value for money going. Along with the opportunity to publish children's work, search through lesson planning and resources, the new version allows you to create your own resources. All of this has helped upskill our teachers in their delivery of writing lessons.
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Louise Robinson

Teacher

Used Pobble for 6 years

Jan 2020

It’s a simple to use tool that greatly enhances my teaching of writing whilst helping to save time when planning. The children are also motivated to write when their work is published.

Louise Robinson found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Particularly with editing, generating ideas and how to structure a piece of writing.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    When used purely for intervention purposes, it helps to address specific areas of development- closing the gap.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Creating lessons is time consuming so with this, it saves me time.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Not having to create my own examples of writing saves a lot of time.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Examples of other writing that’s available supports knowledge in areas such as grammar.
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Chelsea Hughes

Y6 Team Leader/ Teacher

Used Pobble for 3 years

Jan 2020

If I was to move on to a new school without a Pobble subscription it is something that I would definitely push to implement as I can't imagine teaching without it.

Chelsea Hughes found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    It has had impact on children who struggle with passion to write. Giving them a reason to now put pen to paper, in the chance that they become a published Author.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    It allows children to view WAGOLLs and be able to recognise the structure and language used in other people's' work. This help even the lower ability children to see what it is they need to achieve, allowing them to scaffold or magpie.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    When writing my plans I can research resources through Pobble and put lesson/ppts together using these. I can look up WAGOLLs, not only for my lessons but to help me gauge where other children in Year 6 are and what their capabilities are. Pobble365 is a quick and easy morning starter which has proven results within my class- in particular 'sick sentences'- where children can show off what they have learnt in SPAG that week.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Morning starters with Pobble365. I can search Pobble for the topic I am teaching and have access to work that other schools have done. Many of my lessons that I have planned started with a WAGOLL from Pobble. Again, the ppt tool and resources help with planning at ease. Finding all resources in one place.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    By looking up topics on exemplars I can see what other schools are teaching in my year group, giving me new ideas to work with. I can also look up the age that I teach and find new topics to look into that I may not have seen before. It also help me see what children in Year 6 are capable of and therefore push the boundaries of my teaching.
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Kate

Teacher

Used Pobble for 12 months

Jan 2020

Kate found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Rosemary

Classroom Teacher

Mortdale Public School, Australia

Used Pobble for 3 months

Oct 2019

Ease , engagement , variety, resources. The only down side so far is I find it difficult to navigate all the options and resources, and It seems difficult to log in and stay logged in and look at my saved stuff . But having said that, patiently navigating and exploring apps etc is not my strong suit!

Rosemary found Pobble:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    If you mean student attainment, I haven't got the data to be able to answer that
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Eliminating a fruitless waste of time searching for visual stimulus. Also giving me more ideas ( and often much better ideas! ) of where to go with the stimulus.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    As I described in previous answer.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Reading the considered and creative ideas that have been shared has really helped me think more deeply and laterally about how I can engage and extend my kids thinking and writing.
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Elizabeth Gillespie

Literacy/Numeracy Specialist Teacher

St Francis DeSales Regional College, Australia

Used Pobble for 12 months

Oct 2019

At present, I do not use Pobble to its full capacity. However, I would like to change this by accessing all that there is on offer for the benefit of my students and also ongoing development of my own Literacy teaching skills to support my students.

Elizabeth Gillespie found Pobble:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students relate well to the stimulus and writing prompts which enhances their ability to develop sustained writing skills. This has been our main focus in the junior area of our school's Literacy plan.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    All students are able to attempt the topic of the day rather than leave a blank page because they couldn't think of anything to write.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Often being time poor, having a worthwhile activity planned or assisted in the planning process which aligns with our focus, has been a huge help.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    As above
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Lorna

Classroom teacher

Yagoona Public School, Australia

Used Pobble for About 3 years

Oct 2019

I have recommended Pobble to teachers I work with and to Student teachers as a resource.

Lorna found Pobble:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I can differentiate the tasks according to the image/sentence starters and story starters. Low achievers do not seem to perceive themselves as working at a lower level and are therefore more engaged in completing their tasks. The routine increases their level of engagement and therefore their outcomes.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    The images are engaging and provide opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and their ideas without always the need to write everything down. Therefore speaking and listening outcomes improve and eventually writing and grammar too.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The images are a source of visual literacy, comprehension and writing lessons for me. They provide me with rich discussions and writing material which otherwise would require extra planning time from to either research and source high quality, age appropriate images.
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    I previously said I would otherwise be researchimg, locating lessons and Pobble provides me with a one top location, a go to resource, which in teaching workload is a huge benefit.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Not sure - depends what you already know,
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Kerry Maher

Principal

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Australia

Used Pobble for 9 months

Oct 2019

The resource is dynamic, stimulating and engaging. If you are looking to improve writing in your classroom Pobble provides variety and stimulates imagination. The instruction of the mechanics of good writing is easier in a classroom where students are already engaged and keen to express their ideas and creativity in the written form .

Kerry Maher found Pobble:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Students engage with the photo stimulus to generate ideas for their writing
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    All students can engage with the stimulus regardless of ability. Discussion generated again is beneficial for all. Depthing of responses is assisted by the oral discussion and buddy support.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    The stimulus changes each day and is ready when my lesson is planned. I can share the image on the class devices and brainstorming can be completed in small groups or as a class. Joint constructions can be easily facilitated.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Pobble has completed the hard work of sourcing interesting stimulus and discussion starters. It is different each day but you can go back to view/review past stimulus.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I believe that teachers are life long learners and as leaders of learning using a resource such as Pobble allows for learning and skill development of all engaged in the process.
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Linda Wilson

Class Teacher

Independent Prep-12, Australia

Used Pobble for Approximately 12 months

Sep 2019

Cannot promote enough how important vocabulary development is to reading and writing. Pobble resources make this easy.

Linda Wilson found Pobble:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Student comments, "Oh we did that when you showed us the image of..." Discussing vocab based on the image we used
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Range of images to stimulate new discussion and introduction and use of a variety of more precise vocabulary
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Hunting for pictures that relate to student interest and promote engagement is almost eliminated
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    There is a large section of Pobble I haven't accessed yet. When I get into this I am sure it will impact on my knowledge and skills
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