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Pobble

Pobble
Writing and reading
Online publishing platform for students' creative writing work.

Pobble is an online publishing platform for students' creative writing work. It provides ready-to-use lesson materials, a global audience for students' work and tools to facilitate peer assessment.

Teachers use Pobble to plan exciting lessons, connect with classes around the world and make moderation of writing easier.

Age groups 
Preschool
Elementary
Middle school
Price 
One time purchase
Languages 
English
Platform 
Browser-based
Registration 
Not required
Offline play 
Internet required
Pictures
Videos
Educational Quality
Learning Goals
Pedagogy

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Pobble provides a possibility to publish students’ stories and brings excitement to the writing experience through a global audience.
Pobble supports peer learning as students can give feedback to each other on their writing and teachers can easily find model texts to be used as examples.
Pobble is pleasant and safe to use. It offers an appealing learning experience suitable for multiple age groups. Commenting others' work is made simple and is guided to be supportive.
The teaching resource search function helps teachers to give meaningful and well instructed writing assignments and cuts down teachers' time spent in planning.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Learning to construe texts and written content.
Practicing correct spelling and grammar.
Practicing creative writing and composition.
Understanding written assignments.
Developing positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing.
Evaluating own writing with the teacher and other pupils.
Designing and producing own written content and textual representations.

Soft skills learning goals

Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing to improvise
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Learning to listen other people’s opinions

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
Pobble sets the student in an active role as a writer who works individually and follows the teacher’s instructions.
Rehearse
Construct
Pobble provides teaching materials related to the writing process, which help teachers to give meaningful writing assignments with a firm framework.
Linear
Non-Linear
One of the learning goals is to understand the writing process itself which happens in a relatively linear manner through repetition and practicing.
Individual
Collaborative
Students work individually with the writing assignments, but giving and getting peer feedback is in a centric role in the learning experience.