Sparkjar

The Realtime Teaching Platform

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Sparkjar is The Realtime Teaching Platform. Creating a safe, organised, intuitive digital space for teachers and students, we are a next generation platform for tech-forward schools looking to save teacher time, support student study, and develop leadership insights.

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Review

Hello! My name is Jonathan Coy, and I am co-host of HeadteacherChat. I am delighted to have been given access to Sparkjar to see what they have on offer to support schools and I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered!
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How does Sparkjar describe their product?


Sparkjar is the modern workspace for teachers, designed to reduce time consuming tasks, promote creativity and make the space needed to deliver outstanding teaching and learning.

Watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPH99ZnmFzo


What does SparkJar enable you to do?

Sparkjar is a cleverly designed teaching platform, suitable for all age groups, staff and multi academy trusts. Sparkjar enables teachers to create resources, plan and manage their work flow in an easy to use format. 

Sparkjar integrates with all of the main MIS systems, allowing information to be easily accessed, saving teachers and leaders time. Pupils can access their platform at home, enabling them to retrieve resources and complete homework tasks. 


Everything in one place!

We are an iPad only solution. This was a proactive choice and I have attached a doc which shows our thought processes around this.


Protecting the well-being of your teachers

Sparkjar not only saves teachers an average of 3 hours every week but it creates a school-wide platform for collaboration and resource sharing across departments and schools. Sparkjar's intuitive design makes it perfect for KS1 and KS2 pupils, and even on occasions it's been used for Reception classes. It's easy for teachers to check that everyone is on the same page and simple for pupils to use. 


Keeping it simple

There’s no need for complicated set-ups, work-arounds or security worries. Teachers and parents can get up and running right away with Sparkjar's user-friendly design, simple navigation and brilliant suite of features - all of which sets them apart from the rest. 


Dashboard for Leaders

A state of the art dashboard for school leaders to monitor activities like who is handing in the homework late, engagement of pupils etc. It is easy to use and understand. 


What does Headteacher Chat think?

We think Sparkjar would be invaluable in helping any school to stay connected with their pupils. It’s simple but highly intuitive software, which made it easy for us to get going without the need for lots of training. All your school teaching and learning platform in one place, online. Secure, yet easy to share, it puts leaders and teachers  in control of their pupil’s learning journey.


The intuitive data generated provides evidence for your school plan or school evaluation form, and we can see how pupils are improving and could help you to quickly see what is working well and what needs to be improved! 


"Sparkjar has revolutionised the way we use iPads" Brent Peal, SLT at Hoe Bridge School


"[I love] Being able to easily annotate and mark work (students and teachers), swiftly set and/or schedule work including for those absent or working remotely both in advance or on the spot, being able to choose and use different functions (write, type or record) to suit the situation/group/individuals' needs, being able to duplicate previous assignments to speed up the process if you have multiple classes for one subject or just need to tweak a lesson from the term/year before." A Teacher, Embley School


"When I started looking into it I saw the interface and I was blown away; I loved it. I like the fact that you had listened to teachers…" HoD, Dunottar School


"Sparkjar is designed to be a safe, simple, digital space for both in-class and hybrid teaching and learning. We use powerful, new generation technology to streamline and supercharge teacher and student workflows. The school-wide platform allows us to share valuable insights and data with SLT via our unique Leadership Dashboard." Jo Hopper, Sparkjar



Benefits of using the product 

  1. Able to share resources easily with pupils. Remote and blended learning for all children.
  2. An overview of the whole school, perfect for senior leaders to analyse how lessons and learning is taking place.
  3. It is safe and secure platform
  4. Provides evidence for your school action plan and inspections.


In summary, HeadteacherChat recommends Sparkjar App because:

 

“We have found the use of the most intuitive, safe real-time teaching and learning platform on Sparkjar to be a key tool in being able to share information easily and efficiently with pupils. If you are looking for ways to share teaching resources and homework with pupils then we’d highly recommend this product”. 


Lucy Coy, HeadteacherChat.