Monday, August 25, 2014
Infuse Your Learning
Clicker or response systems were big a few years ago but they were/are pretty expensive and thus you either had one teacher with a set that did or did not get used or they just sat in a closet. The idea behind them is great but the technology and delivery was imperfect. But with more and more mobile devices coming into the classrooms there have been more and more solutions to getting real-time responses for student assessment.
Socrative and PollEverywhere are ones I've used in the past but not to a degree that I would consider regular. But a new tool called Infuse Learning might change that. First of all, it's free. And second it has a pretty good interface for pushing questions out to students. It's simple for them to access your virtual classroom too. They just go to http://student.infuselearning.com and enter your room ID and their name. That's it. Setting up your classroom is just as easy too.
Infuse Learning goes one step further in that it allows the students to hear the questions. Plus, it will translate the questions into other languages AND speak those languages too. Wow! Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below. There are many possibilities for the classroom, whether you have some mobile devices or are in the computer lab.