Schools and teachers are increasingly going online to find tools that can assist you in the classroom. However, due to the fast-paced educational technology space, it has become difficult to identify the best learning tools. We’ve therefore composed the top 4 online homework and revision platforms for primary and secondary schools.
Seneca is used by 5 million+ KS3, KS4, GCSE and A level students. Several neuroscience principles are baked into the platform’s algorithm that showcases and repeats questions in a way that lets students learn two times faster compared to standard revision guides. The repetition happens with calculated intervals to help students memorise the subject better. The learning platform does not only increase the students' engagement but has also scientifically proven to let students learn two times faster.
The benefits of Seneca are:
An online homework calendar that includes all the assignment information such as descriptions, deadlines, and attachments for students. It’s quite an easy way for you to schedule homework and for students to manage their submission. By linking Seneca’s study platform in the assignment description you can easily guide your students to their assignment page. This is the link you can use to link any assignment from ShowMyHomework to Seneca: https://app.senecalearning.com/dashboard/classes/assignments
The best parts of the Google product are its convenience and that it’s completely for free. Google promotes a very clear vision of providing free educational services without showing any ads nor gathering or using student data. When using Google Classroom you’ll instantly see that you and your students will use much less paperwork as everything can be easily stored and shared on the Drive. You can log into Seneca with your Google Classroom email address as well as combine Google Classroom and Seneca by inviting your students into your Seneca class via the student invite option.
GCSEpod is targeted for GCSE students. At the core of the platform lie 3-5 minute bursts of audio-visual learning in which subject knowledge specialists cover specific topics. These videos are named “Pods” and cover every exam board at KS4 level. In contrast to Seneca, GCSEpod only offers subscriptions starting at £200 annually. Around 1300 schools are using GCSEpod making it the smallest platform of the four.