Our launch of Wordia Schools has gone really well – albeit quite quietly (read: ’stealth mode’!) – but 430 schools in 5 weeks, isn’t really that quiet!
Over the last six months we’ve been busy reengineering Wordia so that educators can explore subject vocabulary/literacy, through video, safely in a school environment. YouTube is far from the vehicle of choice – so we had to go off and devise our own solution, whilst locking down public access. Privacy – as most people know – is a crucial factor when dealing identity online. Even more so in education!
We also had to think about how educators wanted to use Wordia… That most educators who have contacted us, have expressed the desire for a resource to teach their own subject key words to their pupils/students. With that in mind, we’re now going to map curriculum key words, building subject ‘Word Banks’ that teachers can explore and add to.
The most interesting thing we’ve found is just how viral Wordia Schools is. Once one educator signs up for a Schools Account, they nearly always ask how they can invite their colleagues. We’re now working on a clever way to do whole schools invites, but the most simple way right now is to just forward the original sign up link – and we then match up accounts:
If you’re an educator, please do sign up to the free-to-use, Wordia Schools! We’re trying to ensure that it’s educator-led development, so we’d really value your opinion.
The Wordia Team