We’re so proud of Pobble 365; we regularly hear how many teachers, parents and pupils around the world use it. As well as being recommended by the UK and South Australian Departments of Education, the site has recently been named in Waitrose’s 6 of the best websites to keep children happy!
If you didn’t already know, Pobble 365 offers a completely free, ready-made writing resource, 365 days a year!
What we also hear frequently however, is that teachers didn’t know Pobble offers so much more than Pobble 365… If you’re already a Pobble 365 user, you’ll love what you can do on Pobble.com, it’s where the real magic happens!
You do have to register on Pobble to ensure safety, and because we think it’s just nice to say who and where you are, but it’s free for anyone to browse. Subscribing for a ‘Pobble for me’ teacher account allows you as a teacher to do lots more with Pobble 365 tasks. Here’s what you can do:
Search and discover
Once you’re in your Pobble account, you can discover heaps of fresh teaching inspiration by searching for a topic. You can also filter by age. Not only does this allow you to search for exactly which Pobble 365 image will suit your lesson, but in ‘Discover Pobble’ you’ll also have access to high quality, ready-made, age specific lessons on a variety of topics. We add two new lessons every week! The age specific lessons provide a series of tasks including vocabulary, spellings, punctuation and grammar challenges as well as comprehension questions and a creative task. All of which help the children to write in a specific genre. A real time saver for busy teachers!
If the content you discover doesn’t quite fit your pupils’ needs, you have the power to edit the lessons easily. You can create your own copy and chop and change to your heart’s content. Ideal for differentiation! Just a reminder: this is not possible in Pobble 365, Pobble.com gives you much more control over your lessons!
Present and share
The best bit about the content within Pobble, whether it’s one of our ready-made lessons or one you’ve created yourself, is that it’s easily shareable with others. You have the option to present to pupils, either in a class or in a live online lesson OR copy the link to share with fellow teachers or for parents and pupils at home to easily access! They don’t even need to register to access this!
Build a lesson
Once you have become familiar with using Pobble lessons and maybe editing the content, you may want to try building your own lesson. Our intuitive and easy to use lesson builder tool, allows teachers to create their own lessons within Pobble. These are made using our unique, ready-made lesson slides. The slides allow you to add text, images, resources, websites, success criteria and notes.
Our lesson builder is unique because it also gives you the opportunity to…
Find the best resources to support planning
Pobble brings you the best teaching resources and ideas together, all in one place. Imagine searching for a genre or topic and finding age appropriate videos from The BBC, CLPE book ideas, Literacy Shed resources, experiences from Google, alongside images from Pobble 365! Well with Pobble Resources you can! Bookmark what you need, or add them to your lesson in the Pobble lesson builder.
Find real writing examples
Pobble also offers the world’s largest bank of children’s writing examples. The work has been written by children from all over the world and published on Pobble.com. With hundreds of thousands of pieces of writing on the website, all searchable by age, genre, objective or topic it’s effectively a search engine of children’s writing. These can be added to your lessons, perfect for teaching ideas, guided reading, ‘up-levelling’, topic research and ‘WAGOLLs’. With a ‘Pobble for me’ subscription, you also have access to a bank of exemplars — the best pieces from each year group to use in your lessons to support any aspect of the writing process.
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Still want more? With Pobble.com you can also…
Publish and engage
Give your pupils the ultimate purpose to write, the opportunity to have their work published to an authentic, global audience! Pobble’s audience is filled with teachers, parents and other children from around the world who all can comment on and celebrate the writing on the website. Publishing their work on Pobble allows for peer assessment on a global scale! Pobble’s new ‘Pobble for my class’ subscription is a perfect way to further engage your pupils. Launching in September pupils will be able to access lessons on their device, type and upload work and have their work published for the world to enjoy! To learn more about this contact our co-founder Simon.