Classroom Response Systems

Challenge your students and let them use their smartphone. Test their knowledge by asking multiple-choice questions, collect their digital questions or play a quiz by using one of the world’s leading classroom response systems!

Interactive learning through questioning

The familiar response from a group of students when being asked a question, is often a long silence. Teaching in front of a larger classroom, hardly makes it impossible to properly interact with students. Some teachers use clickers, an app, or a different system to get instant digital response.

Yet, to facilitate polling simply via cell phone is a new system to most teachers and students. With Sendsteps, teachers easily add a voting question to the PowerPoint slide deck, and the entire classroom can submit answers in just a second; the slide shows the instant results.

Presenter giving a PowerPoint presentation to a group using Sendsteps

Classroom moments for interaction

The most obvious use of a classroom response system is to ask questions to test the knowledge present in a classroom. To help students adopting a new digital method, it helps to not only use the tool for a regular polling session; At the start of teaching a new subject, you can also use the tool to collect expectations. Simply ask: “What do you expect to learn this semester?”. Or use it as an evaluation method afterwards.

Finally, the wordcloud has proven to be a fun interactive element to let students give a one-word summary about what they’ve just learned or what they expect from a course.

A platform for open reactions

Next to voting, you can also use Sendsteps as an open floor to the classroom. Everyone can send in open content, like ideas during a brainstorm, comments on a pitch or questions to a presenter.

No need to worry about what people might send in. Through your online dashboard you’re able to monitor every incoming response. You might even point out someone in the classroom to execute this task. As such you also create a sense of ownership of the system, plus the class will be more serious in their contributions.

A person answering open ended question via their mobile phone

Flexible on the spot

Last minute changes, a sudden turn in your class discussions. No worries, as the PowerPoint tool allows easy changes or additions in your presentation. Imagine a comment from a student that you like to turn into a vote? Within a minute the vote has been added to your presentation. Step away from classic Q&A’s and use Sendsteps during a debate, a brainstorm or a pitch. Find creative ways with interactive learning! We’re here to think along and to help you getting the most out of Sendsteps.

Formulating clever questions

Get as many replies as possible by taking proper care of formulating your questions. Add the word “I” to quickly trigger your audience, leave no space for multiple interpretations of statements, keep formulations short and simple. And finally, don’t over ask your audience; a lot of that relates to the amount of time you spend on dealing with the input. The more you neglect responses, the less inviting it is for the class to reply again.

Your interactive lecture, your design

With most interactive tools, you don’t have the PowerPoint integration, let alone the possibility to fully change the design of the slide and the interactive website. With Sendsteps you can integrate every style element into your interactive presentation. Did you know that next to the branding of the interactive website, you can also be sure of data security. Helpful for those tutoring classes where you like to discuss more personal matters. People can contribute without having to worry!

No apps needed

Learning 2.0 doesn’t necessarily require the use of an app. With Sendsteps everyone can participate through a website or even via text. Answers to a question can either be anonymous or identified. The latter is handy for the follow up with those who have insufficient scores. And to compliment those with great scores!

Answering via SMS

Rather use SMS as a response method? That’s also possible! Or even allow online and SMS responses at the same time; results from both sources are gathered and presented simultaneously on the presentation screen. Be aware that no additional cost or service fee for SMS is required!

Realtime results on the slide

There’s no need to wait for results coming in. The moment your students cast their vote, the results are visible on the presentation screen. You might however want to wait to show the results and first ask students their expectations to stimulate engagement and an eager classroom vibe.

All devices supported

No matter if your attendees carry a smartphone or even an old mobile phone. As long as your audience can reply online and via SMS, they’re all set! This also means that students can use their laptop or tablet. From behind a desktop, students can even follow classes online or via livestream.

PowerPoint ready

The use of Sendsteps is easy because of the full integration with PowerPoint. There’s no need to dive into new stand-alone solutions, and you can simply continue working with a tool you already know. Within your current or new presentation you can instantly add multiple-choice and open questions!

Comprehensive Dashboard

The online dashboard allows you to easily adjust the settings of your interactive presentation. No overkill of settings and options, but a decent selection of options before, during and after your session. Easy to navigate through and always somebody stand-by through our chat support!

Analyze and share after event

By discussing live the input from the audience, you’re able to start an inspiring dialogue. This doesn’t only foster interaction, but it also helps to get your message across. Next to that it is also helpful that you have access to the results after your session. As such you can follow up with those students that need a little extra help.

Online meetings supported

No matter if the course is given offline or online; everyone can follow your teaching. If there’s access to the response website and people can follow you via Skype, a webcam or a livestream, then you’re also able to participate. You can even divide your classroom in an offline group and an online group to add a bit of a competitive element. Isn’t that a cool new way of learning?

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Get help with creating interactive event

Next to assistance in the practical use of the tool, we also help you to setup your interactive event. We help you with formulating triggering questions, to schedule appropriate interaction moments and we suggest you what to do with the results after your event. You’ll see that involving your audience into conversation will add a complete new dimension to your event!

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