Digital Skills for Teachers: Classroom Democracy

Feedback and Class Democracy (App/Website: Answer Garden & Twitter)

Your challenge is to “Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden””.

Firstly, come up with a question, the question must be something that relates to “closing the gap” in education. Once you have one in mind, simply create a new Answer Garden and share the URL via Twitter. There is a simple guide included if you need it.

What is Answer Garden? It is an excellent way to pose an interesting question, get feedback or get your class voting on class topics. Answer Garden is a web-based polling/survey tool that allows users to create and publish a question.  Once visitors submit answers, they are immediately displayed as tags in a basic word cloud.  Data can also be exported to Wordle to create a more visually appealing word cloud. What’s more—a QR code is generated for each AnswerGarden. How cool is that? AnswerGardens can even be embedded into web sites, wikis, blogs and/or social networks.  Just create a question, include the embed code on your site and there you have it—a growing tag cloud right on your page!

Good luck with your challenge!