From Big Nerd Ranch:
** To be used in conjunction with the host app 'eClicker Host' **
eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides real time feedback so that teachers can be sure their messages are being received. Developed for smartphones, netbooks, and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students and thus provides a low cost alternative to the expensive infrared based systems on the market. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host application, a few Wi-Fi enabled devices with a web browser, and a Wi-Fi network.
- Wi-Fi based PRS with up to 64 clients
- Used in conjunction with the host app for teachers
- Easy-to-use question viewer, simply tap an answer choice to respond
- Rankings to create a competitive game atmosphere
eClicker is bringing classrooms into the future and making yawning, drooling, daydreaming students a thing of the past. An inexpensive and yet invaluable piece of software that is finally putting teachers and students on the same page, without having to wait for failed tests or uncomfortable parent conferences. Teachers will now have instant knowledge of whether their students are comprehending the lesson or not. They will also know specifically which students are answering incorrectly and who may need more explanation. What an extraordinary application to help the student, who is either normally too proud or too shy to ask for help.
The eClicker system is made up of of two parts: the host and the client(s). The teachers use the host application to enter the questions and begin the polling. The students join the host as a client using any Wi-Fi enabled device with a web browser (e.g. smartphone, netbook, or laptop). The host application is available for teachers to download on the iTunes App Store. There is no software needed for students to participate as a client. Students simply enter the hosts address in their web browser and they are ready to go. Additionally, there is a free client application available for the iPhone on the App Store that speeds up the process of finding the host on the network.