Most teachers ask their students to switch off their mobile phones. But why? It's their way of communicating. What if we approach it from a new perspective and ask our students: "Please, switch on your mobile phones". What if we would start to talk their language!
With Shakespeak I met many professors who start to do so. In The Netherlands we're already serving a number of Dutch universities with our product. This tool allows you start a dialogue with your audience. A PowerPoint plugin can be dowloaded for free and as a teacher you can start asking your students for a vote or reaction. Students use their mobile phone to respond [via TXT, Internet or Twitter] and results come in instantly and are automatically integrated on your screen.
Research shows that students are more involved in the study subject and professors are able to create a lively discussion and in the same time measure knowledge gaps.
Since we just launched our product and from a co-creation perspective, I'm interested to hear how you think the product can be used and improved. You can find a free download at shakespeak.com.