Teacher Review for Discord

Great engaging way to keep students focused and easy organize.

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
How I Use It
I use it to organize my elementary school student's resources, announcements, and questions when teaching computer science.
My Take
Discord's user interface is relatively easy to use. For each teacher's need, they would need to learn how to set up a discord server and take the time to set up the server itself. When setting up a server you need to create different voice and text channels. Once set up, it's very easy for students to know where a resource is and if not, they effortlessly browse through different channels. I found it useful to have an "Important announcements" channel where students can quickly see upcoming due dates and information. Teachers also have conventional tools found in zoom, such as screen sharing, video calling, muting students, and breakout rooms.