Press and Media
"Of all the tools listed here, [Parlay] is the one I’ve heard the most buzz about this year, and it’s easy to see why: Parlay has done a beautiful job of pulling together a thoughtful suite of tools for conducting class discussions"
"Parlay Ideas’ is a robust discussion tool, fostering deep understanding, equitable collaboration, and mindful reflection, in both live and asynchronous learning environments"
"I came across Parlay a few months ago via Twitter and as usual dove straight in. But it has stuck with me and I think it is one of those rare bits of gold dust in the Ed tech landscape that will grow and grow because it is just so good"
"From secret identities to digital hand raises, Parlay is your tool to increase student voice and encourage a diversity of perspectives. Data-driven class discussions increase accountability, encourage reflection, and empower reliable feedback and assessment"
"Not only does [Parlay] make it easy for the teacher to act as a moderator for who talks [and] when, the different types of contribution icons also help you to shape the discussion, calling on students to challenge and build on ideas, before calling on students who want to introduce a new idea"
"[Parlay] gives teachers a pragmatic way to provide individual feedback to each student during an online discussion, both on content and process, and opens up another way to assess collaborative inquiry"
"Parlay is now a Google for Education Build Partner and is committed to making sure every classroom has the opportunity to experience active learning through more inclusive discussions"
"Sustained student-driven discussion is a conduit for success, as it can move the needle across many things such as student achievement, citizenship and Social Emotional Learning"
Parlay Ideas Earns iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications
"“By earning the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Privacy Certifications, Parlay Ideas has clearly shown their dedication to safeguarding student data"
"Discussion is one of the oldest and most effective ways to encourage critical thinking and improve communication skills. Drawing on my own educational experiences, there are many opportunities to make discussions more engaging, substantive and measurable"
"Parlay set out to create a tool to improve classroom discussions, and I think they were very successful in their goal to amplify student voice and make discussions more meaningful in the classroom. Every part of Parlay was thoughtfully designed with teachers and students in mind and it shows"