Birds arguing

Kialo

Kialo is an attempt to make online discussions less polarised by organising points for and against so that a topic can be assessed in a logical way.

For teachers, it can be used with a class to explore competing viewpoints on a topic for an essay or to prepare for a discussion. Students can comment on and upvote/downvote points made so that you in theory end up with the best points at the top of the tree.

Here’s an anonymised copy of a class debate on childhood obesity.