What is SKIES? A digital pinboard for planning and delivering lessons. Teachers and students riff off each other in a flexible and dynamic way, by adding text and media-rich cards to each other’s contributions. SKIES blends well with partner, small group, and whole-class discussions.
Who can use it? Teachers at all grade levels K-12 have found it useful. We’ve seen strongest use in English Language Arts (and ELD), math, and science.
What technology do teachers need? SKIES works on iPads, Chromebooks, and laptops. 1:1 is best, though schools have used SKIES effectively with shared carts. SKIES works well with learning management systems such as Google Classroom, and is fully integrated with Schoology’s gradebook. No prior tech experience is needed to use SKIES.