Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
The Harvard Education Letter reports that teachers are finding that having students text answers to questions via websites allows them an on-the-spot gauge of student understanding. For such quick assessments, many teachers use the free Web tool www.polleverywhere.com to get instant feedback from short multiple-choice tests as well as from responses to more open-ended questions. The website enables teachers to post or graph student answers on electronic whiteboards in real time—fast results that both students and teachers like.
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