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Hi all,
I haven't kept up with the world of clickers - iclicker vs turning, etc.  Anyone know who the market leader is right now?  Special features that one offers that another doesn't?  I'm doing a presentation to faculty about some assessment tools other than traditional quizzes and papers.  

thanks,
allan

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Message from larcaram@canisius.edu

Allan,
I'm doing a similar presentation soon. I've moved away from clickers, so I'm not sure if this is helpful, but I'm presenting Socrativ instead. Easy to use and any device can access- no need for a separate purchase. 

Marie Larcara, Ed.D. 
(716) 206-4160


And here is another one: http://www.polleverywhere.com/.

Respectfully,

Mark Scott
VP of Innovation and Technology, CTO
Freed-Hardeman University | 158 E. Main St. | Henderson, TN 38340
731-989-6002 | mscott@fhu.edu | Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_scott

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We LOVE Poll Everywhere. We have a couple of pay accounts, but promote this heavily for the ease of use and not needing a clicker. You can use a cell phone and our Faculty have nothing but praise for it . . . Nick: ) ________________________________________ From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark Scott [mscott@FHU.EDU] Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 4:28 PM To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers... And here is another one: http://www.polleverywhere.com/. Respectfully, Mark Scott VP of Innovation and Technology, CTO Freed-Hardeman University | 158 E. Main St. | Henderson, TN 38340 731-989-6002 | mscott@fhu.edu | Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_scott Cyber Security Awareness - FHU Online Safety

Hi Allen,

 

I recently updated our Clickers page in the EDUCAUSE library, http://www.educause.edu/library/clickers to include various response systems that include smartphone apps.

 

Colleen Keller Electronic Resources Librarian

 

EDUCAUSE

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direct: 303.939.0309 | main: 303.449.4430 | educause.edu | Twitter: @EDUCAUSElibrary

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Larcara, Marie
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 2:27 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

 

Allan,

I'm doing a similar presentation soon. I've moved away from clickers, so I'm not sure if this is helpful, but I'm presenting Socrativ instead. Easy to use and any device can access- no need for a separate purchase. 

Marie Larcara, Ed.D. 

(716) 206-4160

 


Message from mmeece@stat.ufl.edu

Hi!

I really like the h~itt software. (http://h-itt.com/index.htm)

It is very easy to use and can be used with any device that can access the web by using softclick.

http://www.h-itt.com/images/pdf/Product%20Briefs/H-ITT_SoftClick_Product_Brief.pdf

There is also Via Response: http://viaresponse.com/

Megan Mocko
University of Florida


On 10/4/2012 4:49 PM, Colleen Keller wrote:

Hi Allen,

 

I recently updated our Clickers page in the EDUCAUSE library, http://www.educause.edu/library/clickers to include various response systems that include smartphone apps.

 

Colleen Keller Electronic Resources Librarian

 

EDUCAUSE

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good
direct: 303.939.0309 | main: 303.449.4430 | educause.edu | Twitter: @EDUCAUSElibrary

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Larcara, Marie
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 2:27 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

 

Allan,

I'm doing a similar presentation soon. I've moved away from clickers, so I'm not sure if this is helpful, but I'm presenting Socrativ instead. Easy to use and any device can access- no need for a separate purchase. 

Marie Larcara, Ed.D. 

(716) 206-4160

 


Message from wallen@astate.edu

I saw a terrific presentation 4 days ago using smartphones (text) rather than clickers. I forget the name of the software, but can find out if you are interested.
w


William Allen
Prof Art History
Arkansas State University



There are probably more than one, but this is one I've tried and it works pretty well!
 
 
Hope this is helpful!
 
-Gamin
 
 
>>>
From: William Allen <wallen@ASTATE.EDU>
To: <INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: 10/4/2012 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...
I saw a terrific presentation 4 days ago using smartphones (text) rather than clickers. I forget the name of the software, but can find out if you are interested.
w


William Allen
Prof Art History
Arkansas State University



Be aware of your campus topography.  If you’re in Iowa or Kansas or other flatlands, then you’re probably ok.  However, if you are on a campus with hill, canyons or gullies, then deadspots in cell coverage have the potential to play havoc with phone-based systems…and play havoc with you, if your faculty member is running a for-points quiz or worse a test.  Wi-fi can sometimes be relied upon to provide coverage when cell service is spotty, but the impact on networks, especially those serving large auditoriums, should also be a consideration when looking at phone/pad-based systems.

 

Greg Gardella

Instructional Technology Manager

Teaching and Learning Technologies\University Libraries

University of Nevada, Reno

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Gamin Bartle
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:08 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

 

There are probably more than one, but this is one I've tried and it works pretty well!

 

 

Hope this is helpful!

 

-Gamin

 

 

>>>

From:

William Allen <wallen@ASTATE.EDU>

To:

<INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>

Date:

10/4/2012 5:12 PM

Subject:

Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

I saw a terrific presentation 4 days ago using smartphones (text) rather than clickers. I forget the name of the software, but can find out if you are interested.
w


William Allen
Prof Art History
Arkansas State University


Even on a flat campus, cell reception can be pretty bad – concrete and shelves of books are two of the most effective materials for dampening cell signal! Our biggest classrooms get almost no reception.

Emily

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Greg A Gardella
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 8:19 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

 

Be aware of your campus topography.  If you’re in Iowa or Kansas or other flatlands, then you’re probably ok.  However, if you are on a campus with hill, canyons or gullies, then deadspots in cell coverage have the potential to play havoc with phone-based systems…and play havoc with you, if your faculty member is running a for-points quiz or worse a test.  Wi-fi can sometimes be relied upon to provide coverage when cell service is spotty, but the impact on networks, especially those serving large auditoriums, should also be a consideration when looking at phone/pad-based systems.

 

Greg Gardella

Instructional Technology Manager

Teaching and Learning Technologies\University Libraries

University of Nevada, Reno

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Instructional Technologies Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Gamin Bartle
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:08 PM
To: INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

 

There are probably more than one, but this is one I've tried and it works pretty well!

 

 

Hope this is helpful!

 

-Gamin

 

 

>>>

From:

William Allen <wallen@ASTATE.EDU>

To:

<INSTTECH@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>

Date:

10/4/2012 5:12 PM

Subject:

Re: [INSTTECH] the latest in the world of clickers...

I saw a terrific presentation 4 days ago using smartphones (text) rather than clickers. I forget the name of the software, but can find out if you are interested.
w


William Allen
Prof Art History
Arkansas State University

Most student response systems, including i>Clicker and Turning Technologies have improved in terms of the actual clickers, instructor presentation, grading and reporting software, and better LMS integration with Moodle, Desire2Learn, Blackboard Learn and Sakai (so support Angel and have announced plans to support Instructure Canvas and others). Some vendors, like Turning Tech and i>Clicker, have also released mobile apps and/or mobile Web apps that work with Internet-enabled tablets and smartphones (Wi-Fi connections being more reliable).

Other polling tools, like PollEverywhere, Twitter polls (like twtPoll, PollDaddy and GoPollGo) and polling functionality within Web Conferencing systems like Adobe Connect, WebEx, Blackboard Collaborate (i.e. Elluminate Live!) and Microsoft Lync, are worth mentioning as well.

Ed Garay            

Thanks for the help on all responses.  I'll reach out to a few options and see what happens.

allan

At SITE 2012, Promethean Inc (interactive white board) showcased ActivInspire app for Smartphones.  The app works exactly like any clickers and with the the software at instructor-computer, one can do data analysis of responses including graphs.
Promethean and Smart have their own response systems as well
Mano

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