Student Response System Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love

Are you looking for student response apps, tools, and resources that you can use in the classroom? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Naiku Quick Question– Take polls and opinion reviews from your students using the Naiku Quick Question Platform. Simply ask a question and get immediate responses from your students via their internet-enabled devices (smartphone, tablet, netbook, or laptop). The app works like a traditional student response system (Clicker) while eliminating the hardware component. It can be used at the beginning of a class or at the end to immediately assess student comprehension.

GoSoapBox– GoSoapBox helps in the classroom to dismantle participation barriers, keep students engaged, and give teachers an insight into student understanding that was impossible before. It is a simple web-based clicker tool used by educators around the globe to keep students focused and gain live insight into student understanding. GoSoapBox gives immediate feedback as teachers will hear views of students as well as questions that wouldn’t have been asked without it. Students and teachers may join a  GoSoapBox event through their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to enable class interaction.

iClicker– The aim of the app, iClicker, is to come up with an intuitive and reliable response solution that deals with formative assessment and pedagogy. This app has been embraced by over a thousand higher educational institutions in North America and is used by more than two million students. However, its use goes beyond higher education alone as its classroom response solutions work well with any kind of interactive whiteboard and any software application. Quizlet Live– Quizlet Live is a fun, engaging game designed to bring fresh energy into the classroom. The objective of the game is for students to work together to find the term that matches the definition. It emphasizes the need for students to contribute and communicate with each other to win. The app is a vocabulary-building app, and it divides students into small teams in which they work together using the quizlet study set and try to get the answer before the other groups.

Spiral – With Spiral’s suite of free educational apps, teachers can transform their classroom into an interactive learning space. Apps can be used by the teacher to give quick formative assessments, help compile student portfolios, facilitate group projects, and turn any video into a live chat with discussion questions. Students simply need to have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer), and Spiral takes care of the rest, linking the devices and pushing out the teacher-designed content. Teachers can load pre-designed content or ask questions on the fly—Spiral can adapt to any teaching style. There is even a grade book section that teachers can use to document summative assessments, record student notes, and export to share with parents. Spiral can be applied across grade levels and with any subject.

Kahoot!– With Kahoot, you can make short learning games within a few minutes, either as an educator or a parent. You can include a few images or videos to make your points easily understood and then let children play on their own screens. To motivate students to play, broadcast the content on the bigger screen.

Quizizz– This app is like Quizalize; however, it uses fun avatars and memes to make up for its lack of fast-paced competitive activities. Quizizz uses live gameplay or engaging assigned homework to help kids learn at their own pace.

Socrative – An app for engagement and assessment on the fly, Socrative works on computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. With the ability to design activities, quizzes, and ask a quick question for instant feedback, teachers can use this app in any course to help formatively assess their students’ understanding. Students see a clean interface that easily allows them to respond to teacher questions or work together to solve activities. Teachers see a visual representation of student understanding as student results populate their screen in real time. There are also options to view student understanding at the class, individual student, or question level. All teacher reports are downloadable for easy grading and can also be transferred to Google Drive.

Top Hat – Top Hat is a higher education app designed to make teaching fun and effective. It leverages students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and questions, and get real-time feedback inside the classroom and out. Built for educators in higher education, professors and teaching faculty can leverage Top Hat to increase student engagement, assign homework, and more.

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