1. Create a Prompt
Browse from our collection of curated discussion topics, or create your own. Share the discussion prompt with your students.
“Discussions are no longer restricted by the boundary of class time. Student engagement has been greater, and my students are able to apply and refine skills they learn in class while considering real-world issues.”
Nick Day – AP Capstone
St. Andrew’s College
2. Submit Responses
Students review the material provided and submit a unique response to the prompt before joining the conversation.
“I really like the format because students with small voices in class have bigger voices online… What is more, my students are becoming better writers too!”
Glenda Stoneman – Social Studies
3. Explore New Perspectives
Students interact with their classmates’ responses, provide constructive feedback, and build on each other’s ideas.
“Students are putting more time and attention into their posts because they are conscious that they have an audience. It’s a great format because they’re not just getting that feedback from the teacher, but from their peers as well.”
Leah Duncan – Senior School English
4. Measure Engagement
Track participation as the discussion unfolds. Quantify critical thinking skills, measure engagement, and provide formative assessments.
“The metrics are a real selling point. Considering we want to track critical thinking and qualitative reasoning, Parlay gives us a new rubric.”
Grade 11 History Teacher
IB World School