Wooclap

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Bottom Line

This tool supports student-centered teaching by pushing real-time participation/feedback beyond simple polls and multiple-choice questions.

How Can I Teach with This Tool?

In a traditional, all-students-in-person classroom, teachers can collect real-time opinions or check for understanding during a lesson or presentation. When using Wooclap as a short assessment or review quiz, consider turning on competition mode (located in event settings) to increase student engagement. Make sure to explore the wide range of question types; the variety far outpaces that of other platforms that focus on multiple choice. Use these unique questions to gather feedback, brainstorm, test hypotheses, rank choices, rate options, identify points on visual images, and more. Since most question types don’t require correct answers, Wooclap is great for teachers who want to encourage inquiry and discussion. In a distance learning or hybrid classroom, use screen sharing to engage students in Wooclap. Each learner can use a computer or mobile device to participate in live response gathering as well as the messaging feature. Also check out and make use of options like the “I’m confused” feedback button, so students can let you know when specific parts of lessons have tripped them up. Use the self-paced questionnaire feature to gather responses asynchronously. Regardless of how or when students respond, teachers can access response data anytime, viewable online or for export/download.

What Is It?

Wooclap is an interactive polling and quizzing platform that works with slideshows and presentations. Teachers can solicit real-time feedback from students through 20 different question types, including multiple choice, poll, priority lists, find-a-number, word clouds, image labeling, and sliding scales. Wooclap also supports messaging/chat and a brainstorming question type for more collaborative learning. Teachers can import premade presentations from PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides, and then conduct live polling/quizzing during the presentation.

Is It Good for Learning?

Assuming that all students have access to an internet-connected device, Wooclap is a flexible feedback tool that’ll enhance most classrooms/presentations. Wooclap was designed for the university lecture hall, but it works great in small classrooms too. If the focus is on sharing opinions or introducing new content, teachers can collect feedback anonymously, and then later in the same lesson require usernames to collect assessment data. The question variety is potentially best-in-class, and can be adapted to create some compelling learning experiences. Certain question types even allow students to upload images, expanding assessment opportunities. For example, students could snap a pic of their math solution or share an image that illustrates a scientific concept. Teachers might choose one of these to share back to the class.