Pobble is an educational platform, designed by and for teachers to help improve children’s writing ability.
Every week, your child's teacher will select “published authors”. Their work will be shared with the school community and a global audience. We ask you to join your child on this learning journey.
Every day, thousands of teachers use Pobble with their class. Reading another child's work might spark inspiration. Self and peer assessment support learning. An authentic audience provides a purpose and builds self-esteem. Reliable teacher assessment improves feedback.
In schools that use Pobble attainment improves, children are more excited about learning and parents feel more involved.If you’d like to see some of the evidence, or know more about the research behind our approach read our research paper.
Pupils know how to draft and edit their work and some of it is published online, giving them an added incentive to write for a purpose.Ofsted report for a school using Pobble
We're parents ourselves. If you're like us, you will want to get involved in your child's learning journey. At this point, you might be wondering how.
When your school starts using Pobble, you will receive an email to ask whether you want your child to participate. If you consent, two things happen:
your teacher can publish their work on Pobble,
your child will get their own Pobble pupil account.
Next, you can sign up for your own Pobble account. It will be linked to your child's.
When your child's work is published on Pobble, they will be very excited. You will receive an email when this happens. Remember to leave a comment, because yours are the most important of all!
With their pupil account your child can leave comments on other children's work. You could access Pobble together at home. Here are some tips on how to leave a great comment.
If you're looking for more ways to get your child excited about writing, keep an eye out for our newsletter. It's filled with fun, educational ideas and information.
Over the years, parents have asked us many questions, and rightly so. Here are some of the most common ones. For any others, don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. You and your child remain the owners of any pieces of work shared on Pobble. Under our terms we are granted the sole license to use the work (this means there can't be another third-party licensee). This is needed because Pobble is a paid-for service: this way it's clearly defined that we can use content shared on the platform in a commercial context. This is specified in section 9 of our Terms.
No. Most schools pay to use Pobble, allowing us to keep the platform entirely free from advertisements.
No. We have designed Pobble to encourage celebration, not competition. We're on a mission to build an inclusive platform that benefits of all levels and abilities. We also provide teacher training and teaching materials to ensure the platform is used in the right way.
Yes. It's very easy to remove any content (work, or comments) that you would prefer not to be on there.
You might decide you don't want your child to participate in Pobble. In that case, decline permission when you are invited. However, you might want to give it a try as you can always revoke permission on your Pobble profile. If all else fails, contact your class teacher or get in touch directly with us via email@example.com.
If you need help or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Tom, our Community Manager.
Or call +44 (0)20 8629 1732