This is a request for one of my colleagues. She is wondering if anyone has successfully (or not!) used an in-class student response system - clicker technology or something like that. A bit of poking around turned up this information, but she isn't satisfied with what she's found:
Someone suggested a website called yorn.com but I spent about 10 minutes on the site and was completely lost. I simply couldn't figure out how to set up questions. I may try again to figure it out after a break. A few people suggested that TWEN's polling feature could be used for this (though nobody actually uses it for that). The TWEN platform isn't really great in my opinion as it doesn't let you show individual questions one by one and it also requires students to bring laptops. I found one website (polleverywhere.com) that does what I want - but only allows up to 40 student responses with free access. This would work for a lot of classes but not for a large first year class. It's quite expensive to get a subscription for more than 40 responses.
Anyone have experience with this type of technology and want to share their experience? Thanks!