May be better than “Clickers”

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For the last several years I’ve been waiting for a web-based “clicker” program that will work with smartphones, laptops and not require clickers.  Poll Everywhere works pretty well and is based on text messages.  I find it a bit limiting.  In addition there are audience size limitations and other issues.  Recently in UKanTeach’s PBI class the students researched technology apps for the classroom.  I did not see the presentations but an alternative to Clickers was presented by Ann Gorsuch–Socrative (along with a short version of an Algebra Book she wrote in IBook Author.)   On the new AP Biology Community discussion forums Kristen Gabel also recommended Socrative.  Check it out, I think this has great potential for the classroom–and right now it is free.  The students can input through any smartphone or computer that is connected to the web.

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