With DebateIsland Education, teachers can bring their classroom online in an engaging way and enable their students to apply the knowledge they're taught in class to debating and discussing the topics you cover through an online private classroom that supports video, audio, and text online debating. By creating effective arguments and debating with their peers, students develop their critical thinking skills, better retain the information they're taught by their teacher, and gain even more knowledge about the topic being discussed in the debate through reading arguments written by others.
Our easy-to-use platform allows you to post online debates for your students based on any of DebateIsland's five formats (Casual, "Persuade Me", Formalish, and Formal Traditional, and Lincoln-Douglas), start educational discussions, upload lectures for your students to view, and even create assignments. You can use DebateIsland Education to review units through debates, host online debates as a part of, or after, your class to help boost information retention and knowledge about the topics you cover, and in many other ways which assist you in building brighter students who are excellent critical thinkers and debaters, on the tournament level, or in a casual environment like debating with peers.
"Debra" Artificial Intelligence analyzes many aspects of your students' arguments and predicts the winner/s of debates. This technology provides students with instant feedback on their posts and helps them improve their debating. Debra AI currently estimates levels of Consideration (likelihood that others will perceive a post as considerate), Substantialness (likelihood that a post is meaningful or a short/trivial comment), Clarity (likelihood that a post is clear or difficult to understand/non sensical), Spelling/Grammar, Readability (avg. grade level required to understand a post), and other analytics.
DebateIsland Education is an extremely flexible solution and can be used in a myriad of ways, but here are a few examples of how you can use DebateIsland to revolutionize the way you teach and help your students improve academically.
Currently, worksheets and essays are a common part of a class period, but these assignments tend to not be very engaging and don't heavily improve students' retention of the content you teach them. With DebateIsland Education, you don't have to worry about printing hundreds of worksheets or finding students to be bored; simply post an educational online debate related to the topic you're teaching in your private online classroom powered by DebateIsland Education and watch, or interact with, your engaged students who are developing, reading, and researching, arguments for the online debate, while boosting their information retention, critical thinking and debating skills, and building even more comprehensive knowledge about the topic you taught. After posting their arguments, students can view ways to improve their debating and writing through AI-compiled analytics on each argument they post. In addition, if you'd like, you can grade your students on their arguments and/or participation by easily scrolling through and reading the arguments and Artifical Intelligence analytics. DebateIsland Education is responsive on any website browser/device and is mobile-friendly, enabling your students to access your online classroom through a mobile device such as a smart phone, or a laptop or Desktop.
Oftentimes teachers give their students homework assignments like worksheets and writing assignments, but these tasks are not very engaging and are likely not as effective in boosting students' critical thinking and debating skills as DebateIsland Education. Through your private online classroom, you can post an engaging assignment for your students to complete for Homework. For example, DebateIsland Education enables you to post an educational debate or discussion for students to participate in. After the assignment is completed, you can grade your students on their arguments and/or participation by simply scrolling through a debate and reading the arguments and/or Artifical Intelligence analytics for the students' arguments and then provide grades for the homework assignment. In addition, if you'd like your class to learn material before completing the assignment or you'd like to explain the assignment you posted, you can upload a text, video, or audio lecture in the online classroom. DebateIsland Education is responsive on any website browser/device and is mobile-friendly, enabling your students to access your online classroom through a mobile device such as a smart phone, or a laptop or desktop with a wifi connection.