You can do a lot of things within Wiggio. You can use it to enhance communication within the classroom or to help with your own personal organizing. It can function like a calendar program, allowing you to do all kinds of scheduling, both personal and professional. You can create polls and quizzes for students or set up study groups that let them work as teams under your supervision.Continue reading Show less
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Wiggio is a free online platform that allows anyone to work in groups. Although it's not specifically designed for schools, there are plenty of ways to make use of the site. After signing up with an email and password, you'll log in and either join or create a group. A group can be a class, team, or a handful of friends; within each group, you can do lots of things. Messaging options include sending emails and texts as well as voice and video notes. You can schedule events on a shared calendar, share files, or create polls that your group members can respond to.
The "WIG" in Wiggio stands for "working in groups," and this site stays true to its promise, providing you an opportunity to work in groups online -- for free, no less. There's nothing incredibly exciting about the site, but it's a nice resource if you have groups of students who need extra help or want to engage in discussions outside of the classroom. You could also use the site to help track scheduling for clubs or after-school groups.
The ability to add video or audio messaging within a group is a great bonus, and students will learn communication skills as they respond to questions or add their own opinions to online discussions about the latest reading assignment or math quiz.