Beedle provides an intuitive planning tool, a useful class list and diary inside of Microsoft Teams for teachers to store digital lesson resources, organise their daily work and share content with other teachers and students.
The Beedle planning tool allows teachers to store their lesson resources and organise them in a way that suits them. The tool provides the teacher with an overview of all stored documents and allows them to link each plan to their class calendar. This provides easy navigation to the resources needed each day, reducing the time spent searching for documents at the start of each lesson, thus easing workflow and saving time. An intelligent search function also helps teachers and students to easily locate plans and related documents.
Teachers can copy plans and documents across teams to re-use and share with others. They can also choose to share documents with the class for students to view and download from the plans.
Teachers also have an overview of planning across all their classes and channels, including a calendar and a smart search across classes.
The Beedle class list provides teachers with an overview of all students in their class which they can export to Excel or Word. The class list includes functionality for the teachers to randomly pick a student and to split the class into random groups. These tools also provide some pedagogical features such as excluding certain students from being randomly chosen and the option to manually change group compositions. The group lists can also be exported to Excel or Word.
Teachers can use the Beedle diary to make quick comments about students and tag them with a customised category. Comments can be made private or shared with other teachers or the students themselves. The diary provides teachers with a valuable overview of comments in a class or per student which can be filtered and exported.
Being developed specifically for Microsoft Teams, Beedle makes it easy for users to work in a familiar environment where they can instantly start planning, use the class list or enter comments into the diary. Beedle follows Microsoft guidelines and ensures colleagues can seamlessly collaborate and thus improve school efficiency.