Spiral is a quick way to carry out formative assessments in the classroom or during distance learning.



Engage students in lessons and at home with simple to use everyday learning activities.

Spiral Lite is the free version of Spiral, within this you get access to Google Classroom integration, the Spiral Dashboard and many more features including Quickfire Lite, a tool that allows you to ask a verbal question in the class or on a Meet and the student can respond from any device.


Launch an activity or post an assignment to be completed asynchronously

Students connect with the activity using a simple code on any device

Students answers appear live so they can learn from each other

Or you can review, grade and feedback assignments off-line

Free Features

  • In Class
    • Run live activities with students, review and grade them
  • Quickfire Lite
    • Live assessments
  • Dashboard
    • Build activities and assignments
  • Feedback and Grading
    • Realtime feedback
    • Build evidence of student learning
  • Timeline and Exit Tickets
    • Record of each class session
    • Record of each student’s learning
    • Share results with parents
  • Google Classroom Integration
    • Import class list
  • Student Dashboard
    • Students can see all assigned work
    • Can see grades

Quickfire Lite

Take a look at the video below to see about how you can use Quickfire Lite for classroom based or virtual teaching.

ThingLink allows you to seamlessly make any photo, video or 360 content into an interactive experience with text, links, sound, images, videos and calls to action.

You can narrate a 360 tour, make an infographic, create an interactive treasure map or just document your holiday. There are so many possibilities with ThingLink.

Want to learn more about ThingLink? Take a look at their slide-deck.

The example below I made quickly in 5 minutes, hover your mouse and click on the little information tags on the image. Scroll down to the bottom to see a 360 example from Nagh-Jahan Square in Iran,

Workbench hosts a huge range of features. Whether you’re looking for some pre-made lessons on a specific topic or want to find some basic tasks for your lesson, you might want to track your student progress visually or learn code yourself there is a wealth of content across the site. Plus, it’s free for education!

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Kahoot! is a game based classroom response system allowing a full class to play quizzes and take surveys in real time.



Flipgrid is an educational social media that allows students to record and share short videos with you and the class. A brilliant tool for any class, especially language classes.



Flipgrid is a great example of the Social Learning model. It’s easy to create an online discussion between everyone in a class and because the students need to record videos, they speak thoughtfully and plan their responses. Students can also reply to others in the class using videos or images for a full, controlled, educational social media experience.

The best bit? It’s free for education! There is even a comprehensive Flipgrid Educator’s Guide available that starts at creating an account then goes through managing grids, collaborating and other innovative ways to use Flipgrid.

CoSpaces EDU lets students build their own 3D creations, animate them with code and explore them in Virtual or Augmented Reality.



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Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have students take the reins.



Combine text, images, audio and video to create a range of different types of book, such as:

  • Interactive Stories
  • Digital Portfolios
  • Science Reports
  • Instruction Manuals

As a student, it doesn’t matter what level or subject you’re at, you can easily demonstrate your understanding by creating a book.

  • ‘About Me’ Books
  • Comic Adventures
  • Research Journals
  • Poetry Books

As a teacher, you can create reference books for your students, or even just simple info books about the course.

Find ideas and activities on Google’s new Chromebook App Hub. Explore how educators across the globe are using Chromebooks in education. Each app recommendation gives you resources for getting started and examples of how it is being used in the classroom. Apps and ideas can be filtered by cateogry, age range, subject, and language.

There are so many ideas to explore, so to save you some time we’ve included some of our favourites:

Vevox is a real-time polling and Q&A app. Simply put, you can build a quick quiz to check if the class have understood the lesson or at the start of the lesson see how much the class remember from last lesson.



Edpuzzle allows you to build a video bank from a number of places across the internet which you can then share with your class.



Edpuzzle also allows you to track who in your class has actually viewed the video. Perfect for Flipped Learning, you could assign the video for the students to watch before or after class then check to see if the students are viewing the material or not.

The Chrome extension adds a small button on to the page of a YouTube video when you watch one, when you click it you can then add it to your Class and add your own voice over, interactive questions or annotations if you want students to really focus on a certain section or idea.

The best part? It’s free for educators! Like the sound of all this? Check out Edpuzzle user Ms Oudiz uses it to improve her students essay writing skills as well as checking out the Edpuzzle blog posts where some of the posts are written by education experts as guest writers.

Edpuzzle Blog:

Preparing Students for Standardized Testing
Discover our tips to reduce test anxiety and build confidence!

A Core Tool During the Coronavirus Closures
Discover how to use Edpuzzle for remote learning with these top tips from Adam Hill, an edtech expert whose school has been closed due to the coronavirus.

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to a Flipped Classroom
Interested in flipping your classroom but don’t know where to start? Check out our guide and learn how you can flip your first class tomorrow!

5 Ways to Reach Introverted Students
Reach introverted students with technology and discover these useful tips to help make your classroom as inclusive as possible!

4 Tips for Teaching Public Speaking
Take your students’ presentation skills to the next level with our list of tips and tech tools!

How to use Podcasts in the Classroom
Learn how they spark student engagement and get some examples you can start using with your students today!