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Mentimeter - A free audience response system

Mentimeter - A free audience response system | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it
Mentimeter allows you to use mobile phones or tablets to vote on any question you specify. Our vision is to improve the meeting between a presenter and an audience.

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this is awesome - such an easy tool to use for feedback.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, May 20, 2015 7:40 PM

I think all these online response systems requiring the use of the students' devices are wonderful. However, is there an impact, perhaps one that might be significant enough, of the use of students' devices in that the device is personal. Do students using an older device relatively to others in the class be sensitive in its use When majority of the classmates have the latest ohone device models. Also when teachers and faculty be comfortable of students while using the devices in the exercise are distracted (actual or presumed or perceived) with other apps during that exercise? 

 

Also when the wireless access point be robust and reliable enough when it experiences a surge/flood of signals when large numbers of simultaneous responses are transmitted in a small time window. 

 

My observation is that teachers do not want to be encumbered with such distractions, uncertainty and confrontation when only partial student responses are recorded due to technical issues. The latter also leads to the technical support of student devices which is unknown (which version of OS), unfamiliar (what other apps or potential of interdependencies) and uncertainty (are you sure they are not checking on their apps while others are still thinking of their responses?)

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 20, 2015 8:11 PM

There are a number of student response systems. The more important question, rather than which one are you using, is are you using any one at all?

K_Lynam's curator insight, May 26, 2015 5:31 PM

Will cost you to get benefit of asking multiple questions, securing data & privacy, and being able to export data. $75/year for basic protections & additional questions, or $180 to add colleagues and get all Mentimeter has to offer. Device agnostic - works across platforms. Real time answers to multiple choice, open-ended or scaled responses.

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5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization - The Principal of Change

5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization - The Principal of Change | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it
As the year has wrapped up for most North American schools, I look back at my year and realize how blessed I am to not only be able to travel the world and share my experience with others, but also...

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development
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Identifying talented teachers: what is talent? - Chalkbeat Colorado

Identifying talented teachers: what is talent? - Chalkbeat Colorado | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it
Identifying talented teachers: what is talent?
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Identifying talented teachers: what is talent? by Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein on March 10, 2014. WHAT IS FIRST PERSON?
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The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher

The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it

"Teaching can do weird things to you. It can give you purpose and sanctuary, or dissolve both right in front of your eyes.

 

It can energize and drain you.

 

Inspire and demoralize you.

 

Connect and isolate you."

 


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:58 AM

Consider the power of positive self talk!

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:23 AM

Battling Teacher Attrition

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Mentimeter - A free audience response system

Mentimeter - A free audience response system | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it
Mentimeter allows you to use mobile phones or tablets to vote on any question you specify. Our vision is to improve the meeting between a presenter and an audience.

Via Baiba Svenca
jennifer kernahan's insight:

this is awesome - such an easy tool to use for feedback.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, May 20, 2015 7:40 PM

I think all these online response systems requiring the use of the students' devices are wonderful. However, is there an impact, perhaps one that might be significant enough, of the use of students' devices in that the device is personal. Do students using an older device relatively to others in the class be sensitive in its use When majority of the classmates have the latest ohone device models. Also when teachers and faculty be comfortable of students while using the devices in the exercise are distracted (actual or presumed or perceived) with other apps during that exercise? 

 

Also when the wireless access point be robust and reliable enough when it experiences a surge/flood of signals when large numbers of simultaneous responses are transmitted in a small time window. 

 

My observation is that teachers do not want to be encumbered with such distractions, uncertainty and confrontation when only partial student responses are recorded due to technical issues. The latter also leads to the technical support of student devices which is unknown (which version of OS), unfamiliar (what other apps or potential of interdependencies) and uncertainty (are you sure they are not checking on their apps while others are still thinking of their responses?)

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 20, 2015 8:11 PM

There are a number of student response systems. The more important question, rather than which one are you using, is are you using any one at all?

K_Lynam's curator insight, May 26, 2015 5:31 PM

Will cost you to get benefit of asking multiple questions, securing data & privacy, and being able to export data. $75/year for basic protections & additional questions, or $180 to add colleagues and get all Mentimeter has to offer. Device agnostic - works across platforms. Real time answers to multiple choice, open-ended or scaled responses.

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Advice from Mentor Teachers for New (and Experienced) Teachers

Advice from Mentor Teachers for New (and Experienced) Teachers | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller checks in with two mentor teachers to discuss what they do and offer a few nuggets of wisdom for new teachers, mentor teachers and all teachers in general.
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You're Gonna Hear Me Roar: Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

You're Gonna Hear Me Roar: Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it
On a spring afternoon in the 1990s, I happened upon one of my professors in a campus restroom. The renowned metaphysical sci-fi author caught me eyeing his hands, which trembled as he lathered them w
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | teacher learner identity | Scoop.it

"A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?""


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 29, 2014 5:39 AM

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 31, 2014 12:36 AM

Getting it from the kiddies mouth so to speak!  I think as adults we would all agree on their ideas!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 1, 2014 9:18 PM

A couple of basic strategies we are already using - and a couple more as a good reminder to support student engagement - Mix it up!