Webspiration Classroom™ Service--Improve Writing and Thinking Skills
Improve writing and thinking skills with Webspiration Classroom™ service, the online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool for students and teachers. Teach necessary concepts and skills to help students write effectively, evaluate and synthesize information, and improve performance on Language Arts assessments.
Engage students and extend learning time through collaboration and student-teacher interaction, anytime and anywhere. Work assignments are always available, automatically saved, and securely stored online. Webspiration Classroom's proven visual thinking and outlining strategies give students a framework to brainstorm ideas, gather and organize information, build comprehension, and develop written essays, papers and reports--increasing their achievement in Language Arts and across the curriculum.
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Teach and Reinforce Writing and Critical Thinking Skills
With Webspiration Classroom, students use visual thinking and outlining techniques to develop writing skills and analyze, synthesize and comprehend information. Applying proven learning methods such as webbing, concept mapping, and graphic organizers, students learn to write and think more effectively, increasing their achievement in Language Arts and across the curriculum.
Develop ideas with graphic organizers and diagrams
Brainstorm, develop ideas, gather information and visually organize thinking with webs, bubble diagrams, concept maps, idea maps, systems thinking diagrams and graphic organizers. Use these proven learning methods to build and convey understanding, and structure ideas for writing
Clarify thoughts with pictures and images
Express ideas and concepts with over 1,400 symbols, organized by core curriculum topics and subject areas, or import images from the web or your computer. Visually differentiate among ideas and group information with colors, shapes, fonts and size.
Make connections and explain interrelationships
Use links to connect ideas and show relationships between facts, information and events. Add text to links to further describe relationships.
Engage both the left and right brain
See a diagram as an outline. See an outline as a diagram. Switch seamlessly between these integrated views to develop ideas visually or verbally -- whichever matches a student's learning style best.
Organize ideas into thoughtful and coherent writing
Use powerful outlining tools to organize ideas into a structure that communicates ideas logically and clearly, and creates a framework for well-written essays, papers and reports that are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
Expand information with details and research
Add notes to record research and begin paragraph development to expand outlines into written documents. Hyperlink to web sites or other Webspiration Classroom documents to connect research, resources and additional information.
Engage Students with Collaborative Learning
Students interact with classmates and teachers to develop greater knowledge and gain understanding. Students actively engage in learning as they collaborate on group projects, share documents for peer review, and receive guidance from teachers throughout the entire process. Webspiration Classroom incorporates everyone's contributions and feedback in one document, keeping the process organized as students produce and publish their work.
Expand learning with group collaboration
Co-create documents and collaborate on group projects easily. Invite others to work on the same document - contributing, reviewing, revising and sharing information to create collective knowledge.
Share documents for feedback
Invite peers to review work and offer suggestions. Submit drafts to teachers for evaluation of progress and assessment of work. All comments and feedback can be added directly into documents without overwriting original text, so students can see suggestions and respond with revisions to improve the quality of work.
Keep the lines of communication open
Webspiration Classroom offers a variety of communication options for students and teachers to exchange thoughts. Collaborators can easily chat online while working together, leave comments for future review, and send messages via email or through the built-in Message Center.
Avoid the problems that accompany version control and merging documents. With Webspiration Classroom, all collaborators contribute to one document. See what changes have been made, when it was changed, and by whom. View and revert to any prior version easily without losing important information.
Share your completed work with others, while keeping documents intact
Publish completed work to the Internet with its own URL or use the embedding code to add it to a web page, blog or wiki within a secure web space.
Extend Learning Time and Facilitate Teacher-Student Interaction
Collaboration, individual work and peer review are done at school, at home or anywhere the Internet is available. Assignments can be delivered, revised, evaluated and returned online, keeping work accessible and organized. This streamlined work process between teachers and students increases instructional time and keeps the focus on learning.
Cloud computing makes learning with Webspiration Classroom easy inside and outside of the classroom. Store documents online and access assignments from any computer with Internet connectivity without the hassle of managing discs, drives or email. Webspiration Classroom documents are always intact and available, making visual thinking and learning possible anytime and anywhere.
Jumpstart and guide student thinking and learning
Teachers distribute assignments and use Webspiration Classroom templates to guide students' thinking and focus their attention on learning. Ready-made or personally created templates help teachers develop assignments that support curriculum plans or address students' individualized needs.
Facilitate student-teacher work flow of assignments, review and feedback
Students can turn in work with the click of a button, eliminating misplaced and late assignments. Turned in work can no longer be updated by students, and is time and date stamped so there is never a question as to when it was submitted. Teachers can easily review submitted work, provide feedback and return assignments online, while staying organized.
Engage in direct student-teacher communication
Use online chat to conveniently respond to questions and offer guidance on assignments and work.
Get ideas to integrate Webspiration Classroom into your curriculum
Access a gallery of examples and standards-aligned lesson plans to use Webspiration Classroom confidently and effectively. These educator resources make it easy to integrate visual thinking and learning across your curriculum. Teachers get practical ideas and step-by-step directions for engaging students in activities that encourage learning, thinking and creativity. New resources will be added frequently as part of your subscription.
Ensure a successful implementation of Webspiration Classroom service right from the start
Create awareness, conduct training and promote use of Webspiration Classroom service among faculty and students. Tips and tools for classroom-, school- and district- implementation are available with your subscription.
Optimize Use of School and District Technology Resources
Webspiration Classroom helps schools and districts make the most of their resources while providing a safe, reliable and engaging learning environment for students. It gives teachers and students 24/7 access to classroom materials and documents, which are automatically saved and backed up in the cloud. There is nothing to install on desktop computers, and safeguards ensure online privacy and dependable access.
Manage accounts with school administrator utilities
Set up, deploy, manage and delete multiple accounts from one centralized location. Accounts can be created as either student or faculty accounts, providing different privileges and levels of security.
Nothing to download or install.
Start using Webspiration Classroom as soon as accounts are set-up. There is no software to download or install, and Webspiration Classroom updates are always automatically deployed, saving time and resource allocation.
Delivery over the Amazon Web Service ensures reliable service and access to Webspiration Classroom and its documents, without taking up server space.
Automatic backup of data and documents
With data and documents automatically saved and backed up in the cloud, Webspiration Classroom makes sure work is always available and intact without the need to spend IT resources on additional servers, software and maintenance.
Safe and ad-free learning environment
Students access Webspiration Classroom with a protected SSL-encrypted login and through an advertising-free Webspiration Classroom portal.
Collaborate without email
Webspiration Classroom student accounts may be created to allow collaboration with or without email accounts, providing a safe and protected collaboration environment.
Start the thinking and learning process in Webspiration Classroom, then export work
Conveniently export documents to Google Docs™ or Microsoft® Word. It's a handy way to save time when finalizing work in word processing software.
Use with Inspiration®
Upload Inspiration documents into Webspiration Classroom for online accessibility and collaboration capabilities or download Webspiration Classroom documents to Inspiration to take advantage of presentation tools, multimedia integration and more.
Responsive technical support
Inspiration Software's support team is available to help with technical questions and queries conveniently over the phone or via email.
Group collaboration and peer review between students and student-teacher interaction within a school are best supported by Webspiration Classroom School Subscriptions. Configured at the school level, School Subscriptions offer administrative control of how students and teachers can use Webspiration Classroom together.
School Subscriptions include:
- 24/7 anytime, anywhere access to Webspiration Classroom, the online writing, visual thinking and collaboration tool
- A custom-configured school account
- Common school area for educators to post graphic organizers and starter documents
- Online support to facilitate teachers' work as they develop and distribute assignments, receive completed work from students, review and provide feedback on work, and return work to students
- Online support for students to access assignments from a central location, receive distributed work, complete assignments and then turn in work to their teachers, eliminating misplaced and late assignments
- Communication via a built-in Message Center
- Access to free online support materials, including lesson plans, examples, a Quick Start Guide and a Help Center, to help students and teachers take full advantage of Webspiration Classroom's capabilities
- A safe, ad-free learning environment accessed with a secure log-in
- Automatically saved and backed-up data and documents in the cloud
- Automatic updates
- Responsive technical support
Plus a System Administration Account with access to:
- Easy-to-use Administration Utilities used to set-up accounts and manage the Webspiration Classroom service for the school.
- Preference settings for:
- Creating Faculty or Student accounts, which offer different privileges and levels of security
- Student-use of chat and email communication
- Administrator reports that track service usage
- Administrator rights to monitor student and teacher accounts for safety
A School Subscription is for one school and may only be used by the students and faculty that attend or work at that school. Accounts associated with one School Subscription may not be distributed among multiple schools.
School Subscriptions Notes:
- School-wide subscriptions apply to students and faculty that attend or work at an individual school. School-wide subscriptions must be purchased for each school independently and associated accounts may not be divided and distributed among multiple schools.
- School-wide subscriptions include a complimentary 10% account bonus for faculty and teacher use.
- Account subscriptions include access to free online support materials, including lesson plans, examples, a Quick Start Guide, a Help Center and implementation tools, to help students and teachers take full advantage of Webspiration Classroom's capabilities.
- Accounts may be purchased in 1-, 2- or 3-year increments. Discounts apply to multiple year subscription prices, all-school implementations and Inspiration 9 loyalty.
- School Administration information including contact name, phone and email address must be included on the Webspiration Classroom New School Account Setup Form with each order at time of purchase.
- Accounts may not be split between or shared by multiple individuals.