Anyone who has worked with me in recent years knows how much I like student response systems. Going all the way back to the first days of the eInstruction clickers I have always encouraged teachers to use any applications that engage and focus students in the moment. Plus, responses systems provide immediate feedback to the teacher and the students.
Richard Byrne posted a web based response system called Infuse Learning on his Free Technology for Teachers blog last week. As with many of Richard’s posts I immediately test them out and then share with the teachers that I work with. As you know, I am a fan of http://menitmeter.com, http://todaysmeet.com and http://socrative.com for engagement and assessment. After testing the Infuse Learning response application today I am going to begin to use it in the live professional development workshops that I am leading in the next few weeks. It has the benefits of all of the applications listed here and the set up time is minimal. The school districts that are implementing BYOD/BYOT initiatives should add this FREE application to their tool box for students and their devices.
A few of the highlights are:
1. No sign up needed for students or you can create your own classes.
2. Spontaneous responses for short answer, numeric, and Likert Scale questions.
3. There is a drawing function for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices and the drawing function works on a PC as well.
Let me know what you think and I look forward to sharing the Infuse Learning response system in my work in the near future.