A quick video overview of three popular tools: Poll Everywhere, Geddit, and Kahoot

There are a lot of different student-response tools for teachers to choose from. The basic functions are often similar, but most have their own unique features that set them apart. 

As you can see, using student-response tools can boost your students' engagement in class, and the real-time feedback options enable some great formative assessment, too. As you look for the right tool, think first about your students' needs and what you'd like to accomplish. For simple polls or quizzes, something like Poll Everywhere can suffice. But for deeper insights into your students' understanding, a tool like Geddit offers better data for teachers. Or, to tap into your students' competitive nature, a tool like Kahoot -- the current crowd favorite -- brings an engaging, game show-like atmosphere to your lessons.

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We've reviewed a host of other student-response tools on Common Sense Education. For more information, check out our list of Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment.

Jeff Knutson

As Senior Producer and Content Strategist for Common Sense Education, Jeff helps creates and publish content for teachers aimed at helping them learn new, innovative, and effective ways to use edtech in the classroom. Prior to his work at Common Sense, Jeff was an editor and classroom teacher. He's an advocate for the creative, thoughtful, and responsible use of technology, and he thrives on sharing his knowledge, experience, and perspectives with others.