Active learning has never been easier

Apps that help teachers make the most of personal devices

What is Spiral?

Active learning redefined

Spiral is a suite of web based apps that can be used on any internet-connected device. Each app is designed to mirror a specific classroom practice and can be used across all subjects and age ranges. Easy to learn and simple to use, Spiral makes lessons engaging, collaborative and fun.


How it works

Our unique three-way view connects individual students into one collaborative team.


Collect your resources together in Spiral before a lesson


Share your resources on the whiteboard and launch class collaboration activities


Students use their personal devices to actively contribute to your chosen activity


Monitor individual responses and provide personal feedback from your own mobile device


Share responses anonymously on the whiteboard, address common misconceptions and celebrate excellent contributions

Our apps

Our evolving range of complementary apps build into one collaborative platform

Quickfire - For quick Q&As in class


Quickfire gets the whole class to answer quick questions in class using their personal devices. Share and feedback via the whiteboard and assess class performance in real time.

Discuss - For class discussions


Discuss promotes collaborative and peer-to-peer learning by enabling every student in the class to contribute their ideas, comments and ideas into a shared knowledge base.

Why use Spiral?

Why Use Spiral

Engage your students

Spiral encourages participation from every single student - even the quiet ones.

" I don't like putting my hand up in class, so it's easier when I use Spiral "

Why Use Spiral

Provide individual support

Our teacher control allows follow-up of individual responses on the fly.

" I like seeing everyone’s ideas on the whiteboard so I can improve my own answers "

accelerate class achievement

Accelerate student achievement

Use real time student data to help every child achieve their full potential

" Spiral helps me identify who needs extra help so that I can support them straight away "

What educators are saying

"We particularly value The Social Learning Network's commitment to grounding design work in the close study of schools, and of teachers' practices; this is a good fit with our research-led ethos."

Professor Martin Oliver, Institute of Education

"At the heart of the Spiral concept lies pedagogy, around which technology has been designed. This is truly transformative and will enhance teaching and learning throughout the UK and beyond"

Ian Loynd, Assistant Headteacher, St. Teilo's Church in Wales School