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Welcome Educators! With our unique writing platform and engaged community of passionate teen readers and writers, Figment is a natural teaching tool.
And so Figment offers special features developed just for you to use with your students, including exclusive author programming, writing prompts, and private group functionality, where you can create a virtual writers’ workshop for your classroom.
Learn more about how to use Figment in your class in our video promo. Then sign up for a free Figment educator account.
Pull up a chair, and let us tell you a little bit about ourselves…
So what is Figment?
Figment is an online community where young adults and teens come together to create, discover, and share new reading and writing.
Figment is also an innovative, exciting teaching tool, already being used in classrooms, libraries, and other educational settings around the country to inspire and engage young readers and writers.
And what are Figment Groups?
Figment offers two types of groups—public open groups for our general users to connect over anything from poetry writing to Bieber-mania; and private closed groups for our educator community.
Private groups look very similar to the public groups, but with added benefits. You can limit membership to your class, library, or organizational community, and other Figment users can’t see inside your group.
Through these user-friendly, intuitive virtual writers’ workshops:
- Students can create and revise writings in the safe space of a private group, sharing their works-in-progress, as well as commenting and reviewing, only with other members and their teacher.
- Teachers can post and update assignments, share links to relevant materials around the web, and monitor student writing.
- Using the group discussion tool, students and teachers can have class discussions, ask questions, and share outside resources.
- Once complete, students can publish their writings to the entire Figment community, therein taking advantage of one of the largest authentic audiences for student writing on the web.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ready to get started? It's easy. Just follow these steps.
Sign-up for a Figment account below. If you already have a Figment account (excellent!) email email@example.com to request access to Figment Groups.
Wait for an email from us confirming that you’ve been verified to form Groups. (Since we’re in Beta, this may take up to half-a-day, but not to worry, your patience will be rewarded…)
Follow the instructions in the confirmation email on how to form a group, invite your students, and take advantage of this exciting new teaching tool.