With a global pandemic looming over schools, using text and voice apps for communication and student engagement became a no-brainer

How text and voice apps are changing student engagement


With a global pandemic looming over schools, using text and voice apps for communication and student engagement became a no-brainer

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in some major changes for educators across the globe. Classes became virtual, as did most everything else, and administrators, teachers, and students alike received a crash course on the finer points of digital learning technology. As a result, digital transformation is no longer an alien concept–it’s a reality that everyone has had to embrace with open arms.

Although Zoom made a lion’s share of the headlines over the last year, other innovative new tools and concepts were also hard at work filling the gaps between students and teachers. One such technology, developed by Mote Technologies, is a Google Chrome extension enabling teachers to leave voice notes and feedback on documents, assignments, and emails via Google Classroom, Gmail, Google Docs, and more.

Thanks to the likes of Clubhouse, voice apps are extremely popular right now. However, they aren’t just being used for social purposes. Teachers are turning to voice apps like Mote to give students richer and more meaningful feedback on homework assignments. Of Mote’s 1 million users, most are teachers and students.

Educators have shown a particular fondness for the solution because of its ease of use, efficiency, and effectiveness. More than 10,000 schools in 170 countries and across all 50 U.S. states have implemented Mote’s technology.

“Using Mote makes providing quality feedback to my French students fast and personalized,” said French and social studies teacher Lisa Goodenough. “It saved me a ton of time when we switched to remote learning, and my students felt more connected to the feedback as well.”

eSchool Media Contributors