GPS, More Display Options Now Available on Clicker
new version of the PingPong classroom response system
is designed to allow
teachers to make better use of the notes they take on the system, log in
use in a specific classroom and use more display options.
existing PingPong "clicker," teachers can ask students questions that
then be answered on their own mobile devices (with a mobile app) in
ways, including multiple choice, true/false or with short selected
accumulated responses can then be displayed in graph form on a screen at
front of the classroom.
to the apps include:
integration with Evernote that will allow teachers to share, highlight and
review with students the notes that they make. They can also save
activities on Evernote for use or reference at a later time.
allows teachers and students to use the app in multiple classrooms
having to use a room code to log in each time they move from location to
variety of display options beyond the previous circle graphs, including
graphs and thumbnails.
that will allow users to make adjustments to how they display content on
by Waterbear Soft, the
company's founder, Young-ji Ma, said the upgrades were
in response to feedback from teachers who have used PingPong.
our heads together to come up with ways to help students become more
creative, inquisitive and better at solving problems," Ma
offered a timer function, the ability for the teacher to randomly
select students to present their content on a screen at the front of the
and a feature to pick winners of contests.
app is available at no cost in the iTunes and Play stores.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.