Teacher Review For Scrible

Great research tool

James D.
Educator/Curriculum Developer
IdeaDriven Education
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, English Language Learning
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have created a class on Scrible and then added articles/stories/research resources to it. Then, after inviting students to the class, they can access those resources themselves for class projects. As we work in a unit or on a project, I ask students to add additional resources to the class as well - building a library for everyone to use. Students can add documents (pdfs, word docs, etc) and webpages. They can also create a research project or paper within Scrible if they link to their Google Drive account. I have also had students use Scrible to create bibliographies to accompany their work. It's an easy way to build a bibliography as you go.
My Take
Scrible kind of does it all. It's not one of those 'fun' tools. It's also not a learning tool per se, but it sure makes learning the skills and steps necessary to do proper research a LOT easier. Research steps are always something of a chore in students' minds, but Scrible is useful in that it makes those steps easier and facilitates learning. The potential for collaboration is a big bonus. Tools like diigo do a lot of the same things, but I do like how Scrible puts things together. Scrible also has a browser extension if you're interested and integrates with Google classroom.