Press and Media

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2020

"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"

Best EdTech of 2019

Parlay ranked as one of 19 top EdTech tools.

Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning

Parlay featured as top 2 in "Communication and Discussion" EdTech tools category

Best Student Collaboration Tools

"A great tool in any subject or topic for teachers looking to make discussion a central part of their classroom"

Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

"Parlay Ideas’ is a robust discussion tool, fostering deep understanding, equitable collaboration, and mindful reflection, in both live and asynchronous learning environments"

Parlay Ideas (Online RoundTable)

"Parlay is one of the coolest EdTech tools I've heard about in a long time"

Parlay Ideas (Live RoundTable)

"It was so good that a student unmuted during the session, to say exactly how much he was enjoying it!"

Digging into Deeper Discussions with Parlay

"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"

35 Useful Remote Learning Resources

"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"

Parlay - The Best Way to Facilitate Online Class Discussions

"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"

Top 25 Education Sites & Apps For 2020

"Parlay is a very innovative online tool that educators are using to take classroom discussions to the next level"

3 Keys to a Better 2020-21

"I was not aware of [Parlay] at the beginning of the school year [but it has] proved to be invaluable"

Parlay Review

"Parlay is great for assessing students making it easy to differentiate instruction and for "blended" learning""

Parlay Ideas: The Future of Class Discussions!

"Never have digital discussions been so engaging"

A Better Way to Assess Discussions

"[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"

50+ Tools for Remote and Distance Learning

"Parlay Ideas - Inspire meaningful discussions and access usable data"

Parlay Ideas becomes a Google for Education Build Partner

"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"

Oh the Humanity: Technology Takes a Back Seat to Practice at IntegratED

"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"

Capturing & Assessing Observations and Conversations - Interview with Parlay Ideas

"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"

Class Discussions Gone Digital

"For K-12, the goal is to create a walled garden where students can interact. In this way, others (e.g. parents, community, strangers) don’t intrude on fragile chats"

Increase Classroom Engagement with Parlay Class Discussion Topics and Activities

"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"

Live RoundTable Discussions with Parlay

"[Parlay's] Live RoundTable Discussion tool provides an awesome way to manage your face-to-face classroom discussions, including Socratic Seminars"