What is Audience Response (ARS)?
An ARS allows large groups of people to vote on a topic or answer a question. Each person has a remote control with which selections can be made. Each remote communicates with a computer via receivers located around the room or via a single receiver connected to the presenter's computer using a USB connector. After a set time - or when all participants have answered - the system ends the polling for that particular question and tabulates the results. Typically, the results are instantly made available to the participants via a bar graph displayed on the projector.
In situations where tracking is required, the serial number of each remote control or the students identity number is entered beforehand in the control computer's database. In this way the answer of each individual can later be identified. (from Wikipedia)

Audience Response Systems need internet connectivity to send messages either between iPADS or between iPADS and a laptop. Some services are accessed through the web browser to send responses.

Socrative Teacher
Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes. Socrative will even aggregate and grade your pre-made activities! Saving you time, so you can engage more with your students on an individual level. Create a library of activities and share them with your colleagues and learning community. Not a 1:1 school? That’s okay! Have students bring their own devices and join in the learning!

✔ Short Answer Questions: Ask an open-ended question. Students respond and all their answers populate your screen for projection. Then ask students to vote on their favorite and watch the results come in.
✔ Quick Quiz: A teacher paced or student paced activity with multiple choice and/or short answer questions. Results can be viewed question by question and exported to a report that is automatically aggregated and graded.
✔ Create a Quiz: Design your own Quick Quizzes with our built in feature or import them with our Excel template. Share with your community!
✔ Space Race: Teams of students answer multiple choice questions in this fast-paced rocket race game. First team to get their rocket across the screen wins! You’ll get a graded report!
✔ Exit Tickets: Get a quick, paper-free pulse-check at the end of class. All answers are aggregated into a report!
✔ Multiple Choice: Ask a MC question, and see student responses on the projection screen as a bar chart.

Socrative Student
Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build a premade activity for your whole class. Have Fun!

--WORKS ON ANY DEVICE WITH A WEB BROWSER: Tablets, Smartphones & laptops (expect some types of blackberries)

✔ Short Answer Questions
✔ Space Race
✔ Exit Tickets
✔ Quick Quiz
✔ Multiple Choice

iResponse is a classroom responder system for .99. It allows instructors to formulate and send questions at any time. Free software is needed to be downloaded to installed on a wireless PC or Mac. Signals are sent through the wireless connection. It is currently an iPhone app.

iResponse Pro
iResponse PRO Classroom Responder System contains all the features of the iResponse (standard version) but now includes the ability to distribute a complete test(s) to devices connected to the class session via Wi-Fi. The distributed test(s) may be completed during the session or as a take home assignment, with an instructor specified time limit if required.
The iResponse system provides education and training institutions with the ability to use the iPhone and iPod touch to transform their lectures into an interactive learning experience. This will help students increase their learning and retain knowledge.

eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class. eClickers is designed for up to 64 clients with a easy-to-use question viewer.
eClicker Host
eClicker Host is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class. This is the teacher software that works with the free eclicker software. eClicker Host allows up to 32 connections connected through WiFI.

ResponseWare™ is a response technology requiring a subscription service that allows students or meeting participants to use an iPhone or iPod Touch to respond to interactive polling questions that are presented during a class or meeting presentation. Through an Internet connection, ResponseWare sends user responses to the presenter’s presentation and group response can be displayed in real-time.

ResponseWare is an ideal tool for presenters to engage their audience and assess their comprehension. Based on results, presenters can then adjust content to better meet the needs of their audience. Responses can be tracked by individuals for later reporting and point values can also be assigned.

(Requires subscription for service)
SRN Client
Student Response Network (SRN) is a powerful “virtual Clicker” student/audience response system designed for use in wired school computer labs or with wireless laptop groups. It does away with the need for dedicated personal handheld “clicker” devices by providing a software-only solution for use with networked client devices.
SRN Client for iPhone/iPod extends the response options from Windows, OSX and Linux desktops and laptops to Apple’s handheld mobile devices. Now in 802.11 wireless settings, you can use your iPhone or iPod to connect to response sessions in class and participate as if you had access to one of those bulkier computers – except you have the same power in the palm of your hand. http://studentresponsenetwork.com


Web-based Audience Response

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