Last month I delivered a presentation at Educator Day 2014 for the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic schools. I wanted to convey that with so many student response systems available for free, teachers always have a way to give students a voice during each and every lesson. The presentation below, "On the Edge of their Seats: Using polls, backchannels, and games in student response systems to create durable student engagement," provides case uses for the following edtech tools:
UPDATE: These tools change frequently. Since this presentation, PollEverywhere, for example, has added a "discourse" feature that allows students to see each other's free responses and "up" or "down" vote them (like on Reddit).