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Socrative Teacher

Socrative Teacher | TELT |

Online quizmaker for learner feedback.

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Quick and dirty free app: free easy sign-up, easy to write quizzes, students log in with room number.

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This is a really useful tool to create classroom interaction. It enables users to submit questions live during presentations or classes etc.

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Terry Elliott:

"The MIT Media Lab has developed an open source backchannel that would be ideal for the classroom for learners who are for whatever reason unwilling to raise their hands and their voices. […] This tool is easy to set up.  You can ask questions, make comments, add links or vote up or vote down a comment. "


Shona Whyte:

The link has more information about this open source tool, with advice on how to use it during a talk (or preferably a series of talks).  Good connectivity and power for laptops are required, and a dedicated display recommended, taking a little of the shine off for my regular teaching contexts.

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Shaz J's comment, July 31, 2012 9:11 AM
Hi Shona. At the moment I'm teaching English to primary school teachers, with no fancy technology inside the classroom. Each class is around 15 students.
I find these backchannel tools really interesting, though they are more defined to a lecture context. In Stannard's TTV about Today's Meet I quite liked his idea of groupwork class feedback, but your reservations about connectivity are echoed in my case.
Have you used these tools in your context?
Shona Whyte's comment, July 31, 2012 3:15 PM
Hi Shaz, I agree the backchannel is more suited to older learners and bigger groups. I haven't tried any yet, but am planning to have a go with Mentimeter à la rentrée, since my students mostly have smartphones.
Shaz J's comment, July 31, 2012 3:20 PM
Well, if you have a moment in a few months to report back with some feedback on your experiences or any thoughts, that would be great. Best of luck with it!
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Mentimeter | TELT |

"Interact with your audience - Free of charge and without registration!"

Elisabeth Wulff Sahlén teaches English in Sweden:

"Here's something I have to share. This term I've been working with which is a free online audience response system. You create your polls online and students use their cell phones to answer. Very easy to use and students got really engaged."


Praise and walk-through from Nik Peachey



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Socrative. Interrogez votre classe autrement.

Socrative. Interrogez votre classe autrement. | TELT |

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Outil gratuit à tester en cours ...


"Socrative est un outil en ligne pour interroger vos élèves via leurs dispositifs numériques. Smartphones, tablettes ou ordinateurs.


Socrative permet de créer des quizzs en ligne et d’obtenir des réponses en direct en temps réel. Une approche ludique et interactive qui permet d’obtenir un meilleur engagement ou investissement de la part de l’élève.


Le système est parfaitement adapté pour des formations avec une audience qui peut aller jusqu’à 50 participants. Le formateur pose une question en direct à la salle, les participants choisissent une réponse sur leur smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur. Le formateur peut suivre de son côté sur son appareil les résultats sous forme d’un graphique simple et clair."

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mQlicker - Free Audience Response System for Mobile, Cell and Smartphones,

mQlicker - Free Audience Response System for Mobile, Cell and Smartphones, | TELT |
Turns any networked device into an easy-to-use response tool. Wide support for smartphones and tablets including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle.
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Gerard Jensen's curator insight, January 5, 2013 5:47 PM

An absolutely brilliant tool to get feedback from a truly broad audience - even if they do not have a fancy computer and only a phone with web access. Requesting feedback has just become so much easier...

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TodaysMeet: Russell Stannard

A video tutorial for TodaysMeet, an online platform which allows teachers or presenters to collect and display audience contributions or comments via a specific URL.


Presumably wifi access or smartphones are required, but Russell Stannard gives a number of examples of pedagogical use of this tool.


Try it here:

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