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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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Socrative Teacher

Socrative Teacher | TELT |

Online quizmaker for learner feedback.

Shona Whyte's insight:

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

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Typecast | TELT |

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

Via Nik Peachey
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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.

Via Terry Elliott
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!