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Showbie – Paperless Classroom

By Showbie Inc.

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Used by over 2 million teachers and students worldwide, Showbie is the fastest, easiest, and most effective app for assignments and feedback in your iPad classroom.

Find out how easy it is to assign, collect and review student work from thousands of compatible iPad apps, or have your students complete assignments with Showbie’s built in tools. Provide rich feedback using digital ink, text and voice annotations right on images and PDFs, and then add your students’ best work to personalized digital portfolios that can be securely shared with parents.

“Showbie is my number one can't live without app! It makes the iPad workflow process a breeze! I especially love how it works seamlessly with so many other apps.”
— Kristen Paino, Lead Technology Integrator at Avenues: The World School

“I don't need to convince my colleagues that they need to use this app — it sells itself. I like that it gives me the flexibility in how I choose to grade my student's work, especially with the voice notes feature. There is no single third party app that I would rather champion.”
— Suzanne Lustenhouwer, Teacher and iPad Coordinator, Apple Distinguished Educator

“I love that Showbie is so versatile that the youngest of students can use it independently, yet it is appropriate for older grades as well. The ease of use makes it a great workflow solution for classes with iPads.”
— Kristi Meeuwse, Kindergarten Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator

• Share work from thousands of compatible iPad apps in a few taps
• Use the pen tool and pin text notes directly on any PDF or image
• Quickly distribute instructions and materials to your whole class
• Chat privately with individual students to provide timely feedback
• Record voice notes for verbal feedback or language exercises
• Quickly review and assess batches of student work and provide rich, valuable feedback
• Add student work to individual digital portfolios, or enable students to curate their own portfolios
• Invite parents to view their student’s work and keep them informed of classroom activity
• Can be used with any classroom subject
• Available in 13 languages

• Record and track grades as numeric scores or letter grades, along with qualitative feedback
• Provide richer feedback with more pen colours and line thicknesses, by typing on the page, or by pinning voice notes directly to student work
• Record longer voice notes and videos and upload larger files
• Lock assignments to control student access to documents and feedback
• Give parents complete access to assignments in the classes you choose

What's New in Version 3.1.2

New in Showbie 3.1.2 & 3.1.1
Bug fixes and iOS 10 compatibility.

New in Showbie 3.1

Class Discussion
Every Showbie class now includes a class discussion, where students can ask questions, chat about projects, and share their work. Teachers can easily moderate the discussion by pausing/unpausing student posts with a single tap.

Live Updates
In groups and class discussions, new posts and updates will automatically flow into the app in realtime, allowing for instant feedback and fluid conversations.

In-App Push Notifications
Showbie push notifications are now surfaced in the app while you’re using it, so you can easily stay on top of conversations and updates happening in multiple classes or groups at once.

Streamlined Commenting Interface
You can now type a comment directly into a group or folder with a faster and more streamlined interface.

New in Showbie 3.0

Showbie Groups
Create a group and invite any combination of your fellow teachers, students, and parents to join. Use a group to share resources with your department staff, have a class discussion with your students, or coordinate with parents for extra-curricular activities. We can’t wait to see how you’ll put this feature to use!


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Customer Reviews


Dear Potential Buyers,
Don't. Before I had the game for even 5 minutes, Showbie demanded me for my credit card. I had no choice but to turn it over. At that point, things went awry quickly. Showbie began to multiply - multiple versions of the app downloaded simultaneously on my mobile device, and began replacing other applications. Soon they demanded for my garage passcode, threatening to take over my phone and messages applications, but I held firm. So they texted me under the name "Mom," asking what the garage passcode was. I took the bait. Soon I heard a sharp knock on the door. I was forced to flee the country, never to return.
Now I may or may not be telling the truth, but do you really want to take that chance? Why not buy some free apps that you know will never let you down, like Electric Razor!

Free Version Limited/Pro Version $180 per Year

This is a good little app. The free version is limited but serves a purpose. If you're trying to go paperless, this app is a good way to distribute work to your students. The free version only has one color ink and line thickness available. The text feature is limited too. I've found that I need to use Showbie to distribute work and have students use another app, like Notability, to do the work. If the free version had slightly more options available I would rate this 4+ stars (or if the pro version was less expensive). Showbie Is easy to learn and use, easy to sign students up, and easy to create and distribute assignments.

It was good until we couldn't even write in black pen.

Our class uses Showbie for work and I used to be able to answer stuff until the new update because you removed pens. Now we have to pay $179 to use pens. Why??? Now I have to screen shot our work and do with another app. I would've rated this a five star if you didn't do this.

Showbie – Paperless Classroom
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Size: 93.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. Showbie Pro Edition$179.99