EdTech Quick Take: What's the Best Student-Response Tool?

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

February 02, 2015
Jeff Knutson Senior Manager, Education Content
Senior Manager, Education Content

CATEGORIES Assessment, Students, Technology Integration, Tools

Editor's Note: This video refers to Graphite, the former name of this website.

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.

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.

What's your favorite student-response tool? Tell us in the comments below! Also, be sure to post a Field Note on the tool's review page -- share how you use the tool to help your students learn.