Think Tech Thursday

Learn something new once a week about tech!

Thursday, January 7, 2015

Feedback Tools!


1) Dotstorming is a neat tool that combines a bit of Padlet with a polling tool. On Dotstorming you can create a space for people to post digital sticky notes. Those notes can contain text and or images. That part of Dotstorming is just like Padlet. What makes Dotstorming different is that once the notes are posted, you can have people vote for their favorite ideas or notes. As the creator of a Dotstorming space you can restrict the number of votes that each person can cast. For example, you could say that each person gets two votes and once those votes are cast they're prevented from casting any more votes. After the voting is completed, you can sort the notes according to the number of votes they received.



You can use this for brainstorming ideas, creating choice, polling students about "favorites", and more.


2. AnswerGarden is a neat service that allows you to embed a open-ended feedback tool into your classroom blog or website. With an AnswerGarden embedded into your blog your students can simply type responses to your question and see their responses appear in a word cloud. Creating an AnswerGarden is a simple process that does not require you to create an account. To get started go to the AnswerGarden homepage and click "create AnswerGarden." On the next screen you will enter a question or statement for your students to respond to. To share your AnswerGarden with students you can give them the link or embed the AnswerGarden into your blog or website. Optionally, before sharing your AnswerGarden you can turn on moderation of responses and set an admin password.

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Think Tech Thursday

Thursday, Jan. 7th, 2:45-3:15pm

Room 20 East Intermediate

Please bring your Chromebook! (It really works best if you can be hands on)

If you have a specific thing you'd like to know or learn, please email me ahead of time so I can be prepared.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

On tap for Think Tech Thursday

  • Dotstorming
  • AnswerGarden