Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Miro helps me out in conducting online classes hundreds of kilometres away from my students. I am a high school student tutor preparing students for IB and A-level exams. Most of my students are based in Poland whereas I am based in the UK. Thanks to Miro, I can easily conduct lessons no matter the distance between us. I tried various software before but no program has offered similar functionality to Miro. I am easily able to prepare my lessons ahead, edit (with support for Apple Pencil and all operating systems I use), and collaborate with my students in real-time. All of that functionality allows my students to experience lessons as close to face-to-face tutoring as possible.
- Real-time collaboration.
- Ability to create templates.
- Seamless integration all across platforms.
- Easily PDF creation.
- Sometimes Miro freezes and syncs (whilst working on the board with others).
- Lack of ability to copy and paste stuff across boards in iPadOS.
- Only one board at the time in iOS.
- Lack of shape recognition with iPadOS.
- Ability to easily expand the number of students I tutor thanks to the templates.
- Ability to step-up my online tutoring classes to the next level.
- More efficient teaching from both the teachers and student perspective.
Implementation of Miro was quite seamless for me. The learning curve for Miro, especially for a power user can be quite steep, but after learning all of its features, it becomes very intuitive. I am extremely happy with the software. However, it takes a short while (usually 1 lesson) for my students to understand the software and to use it with confidence. I think that this aspect of Miro could be slightly improved, but it is not something that really bothers me as I only have to teach them how to use it at the beginning of the school year.
Miro is pretty great when it comes to the ease of integration. It seamlessly works all across the platforms. Usually, when I create a template (for a future lesson) I have the board open on my laptop (Windows 10) and my iPad (iPadOS). While I make all handwritten notes on the iPad, I type and paste any pictures on the laptop. There is virtually no delay between the devices. Super happy with that setup.
Thanks to Miro, I can teach students all across the world without traveling to all of that countries. I tried various similar software below, but neither solution offered the functionality that Miro delivers. Without Miro, I would not be able to teach high school students to the extent that I am now.
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There are no apps for collaboration/tutoring with excellent Apple Pencil other than Miro. Miro is the only app that allows easy multiplatform integration and does not struggle with boards with a lot of content. Miro outpaces MS Teams with MS Whiteboard in tutoring space as MS Teams allows only for one account, and most students do not like logging in and out of their official school accounts. Additionally, MS Whiteboard is a super laggy software and has a very limited feature set.
Miro is a good collaboration tool that will not only work as a creative space for corporations but also has huge potential in the education system, especially after the pandemic. Miro has helped me conduct lessons online, hundreds of kilometres away from my students with the experience as close to face-to-face teaching as possible. If you and your student own an iPad (or other devices with decent pen input), Miro is a must-have!