July 2020 for Bombastic

Poli – an online learning platform for schools

A new type of virtual classroom

Poli is a new, free way to use video and ICT in a virtual classroom setting. It was originally designed to be used in classrooms but halfway through the project Covid happened! That meant adapting the concept to to be used remotely alongside video conferencing software.

The Poli logo and icons with a stylised image of how the platform appears on a laptop.
An example of how the poli learning platform appears on a laptop

Poli makes running online classes simple and fun

  • Students sign in on their devices with a code
  • Poli uses video to deliver the class content, displayed on screen in the classroom or on students’ devices remotely
  • The teacher can pause and resume the video for everyone from their own device
  • Questions are shown on the classroom screen and the students’ devices with their responses displayed to the teacher in real-time
  • Teachers can use a pre-made Poli lesson plan or create their your own from scratch using the online builder

With Poli, teachers still run their classes however they like. Need to pause to talk about what we’ve just seen? No problem. Want to find out how your class feels, not just what they can recall? Great.

Teachers see exactly what your students are seeing on their screens, so they’re always in control. Poli is lively, interactive and engaging.

Build your own Poli!

An example of how a lesson looks on a laptop. The screen shows a Simpsons video and some notes

To support the project we built a small marketing website in Next.js