Wednesday Web: Understoodit.com

You are standing in front of a group of people explaining a concept and think, "I nailed that!"  Then, you give a formative assessment and everyone fails.... what went wrong?  Checking for understanding is no easy task.  Audience members (especially adults) don't want to look dumb and would rather assume they are the only ones that don't get it.

In comes a new tool called Understoodit.com.  With a free account, teachers can create 5 polls per month and upload 2 presentations.  Audience members can just go to the website on any device and mark "confused" or "understood."  Quick and easy feedback will allow you to reteach immediately.  If a teacher wants to track student responses, then free accounts can be created for each student.  Otherwise, it is just used in anonymous mode.

Give it a try!

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