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Developer(s)Showbie Inc.
PlatformiOS & Web
Available in13 languages

Showbie, developed by Showbie Inc.[1], is Education software[2] that can be accessed via a website,[3] or iOS Application software.[4] It enables communication between Teacher and Student. It is designed in the style of a messaging app, with two-way communcation with teachers as well as a 'class discussion', where all members in a class can participate. Students can join classes or groups by entering a pin code. Teachers can set due dates for assignments, which appear to students. It is avaliable in 13 Language.[5]

Showbie has become more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, when much of student's learning moved online. In one case in Lancaster, Lancashire, I allowed 3 school years to continue learning after a positive test.[6]


  • Communication with teachers
  • Ability to write on documents
  • Folders
  • Notifications
  • Parental Access to work
  • 'Portfolio' to store work
  • Grading work
  • Voice notes
  • Class Discussion
  • Locked assignments[7]
  • File uploads from Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox (service).[8]
  • Notification feed[8]


Showbie is free for student use,[9] but has different pricing plans for schools[10][8], basic being free. Basic accounts can only enrol 35 students.[11] The premium version costs $10 per month per teacher.[8] School-wide subscriptions are also available[8]


Students can recieve notifications when there are changes to assigments, class discussions, groups, portfolios and if parents join an account. These are availiable as push notifications, or email messages.[12]


Showbie has been praised by teachers for being an easy-to-use app, as it combines assignments, feedback and communication.[5] It is also said to 'cut paper costs'[13] by creating a paperless classroom.

However, Showbie has been critisised in reviews for lacking features and a lack of Work–life balance.[14]


  1. Showbie (2018-07-16). "Showbie Inc. Announces Acquisition of Socrative". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  2. "About Us". Showbie. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. "Showbie". Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  4. "‎Showbie". App Store. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "From assignments to collaboration, Showbie is an easy-to-use classroom management platform". the Learning Counsel. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  6. "Three year groups at Lancaster primary school asked to self-isolate after positive coronavirus cases". Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  7. Mosley, Stephen (2017-07-03). "GO PAPERLESS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH SHOWBIE!". Medium. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 "Showbie - Product Reviews". EdSurge. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  9. Ltd, EducationalAppStore. "Download Showbie app". Educational App Store. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  10. "Showbie Plans and Pricing". Showbie. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  11. "TeachersFirst Review - Showbie". Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  12. "Notification Settings". Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  13. "Showbie – Top Tools for Learning 2020". Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  14. "Showbie Reviews". Apple App Store.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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