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Answerables
by NEXED
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / License
PLATFORMS / iPad App, Mac, Windows, Other

K-8 collaboration tool for students and educators in a 3D virtual world

Overview

Answerables is a grades K-8 3D virtual world for students and teachers. It can host different online resources such as web based tools or LMS. Teachers, school leaders, district admins and parents can purchase Answerables for free for single users, but prices increase with the total number of users on the site. 

APPROACH

Teachers and students first log in and choose avatars to represent themselves in the virtual world. Teachers can create multiple virtual classrooms and select the online resources desired to put inside, such as Khan Academy. Teachers then assign the materials and instructions to students. For example, the teacher may use Google Docs in Answerables to create assignments or appoint a quest (list of goals) to specific students, and students may then turn in their homework through Google Docs as well.

Students are then enrolled in the classroom assigned by the teacher, and only have access to the designated materials. Students can earn points and badges by successfully completing the assigned quests/homework in Answerables.

Both teachers and students may also discuss on Answerables through calls and video chat.

IMPLEMENTATION

Answerables is available on any modern browser and as a native app on MAC and PC. The tablet version is expected to be available by September, 2015.

PRICING

Teachers, school leaders, district admins and parents can purchase Answerables for free for single users, $10 per month for 5-30 users, $35 per month for 30-150 users and $1,600 per year for 150+ users. Details can be found here.

WHO IS USING IT

As of July 2015, around 500 student and teachers in around 500 schools use Answerables.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Case Studies1
Jenna, Breite_Hermosa_6
4th grade GATE teacher, Fullerton School District, California

Prior to using Answerables I had issues with students not copying down the correct websites. It would then take up too much of my time having students check their sites and correct those that were incorrect. I also had issues of students getting onto websites that were not pre-approved by me. I needed some way that would allow my students to access the websites I wanted them to get to in a timely manner. I also wanted a product that would limit my students access to the world wide web but limiting their options.

Summit Reflections 35
Mike Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
Teacher. School Type: High School, College Prep School, BYOD Devices

I am not TOO familiar with the product yet however, I was wondering is there a space where students can chat with one another about the lessons which are provided to the whole class? As that would be helpful for the teacher in order to log on and access the chat and see what sorts of difficulties...

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EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Mike Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
Teacher. School Type: High School, College Prep School, BYOD Devices

I am not TOO familiar with the product yet however, I was wondering is there a space where students can chat with one another about the lessons which are provided to the whole class? As that would be helpful for the teacher in order to log on and access the chat and see what sorts of difficulties...

Gail Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
Special Ed teacher. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, BYOD Devices

I would make sure that the cost is very affordable for all students. Maybe a free section and then a premium section with...

PRICING PLANS

License

Noble/Heroic/Epic/Legendary - User based tiered subscription model.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, or Parent.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is available as a native application on the following devices:
Mac
Download available at https://dashboard.nexed.com/download.php?platform=mac
Other
Download available at https://dashboard.nexed.com/downloads
Windows
Download available at https://dashboard.nexed.com/download.php?platform=win
iPad App
Download available at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/answerables/id1025059401?mt=8

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment
Classroom Social Network Classroom Social Network
Collaboration Tools Collaboration Tools
Gamification Gamification
Learning Management System Learning Management System