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Collaboration goes Live

The only live-classroom collaboration and class management solution that brings the power of democracy to discussions.

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Engagement through Anonymity

Get answers from the back row. Posting questions and answers anonymously drives engagement from the entire class.

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More Questions. Less Email.

Office hours just got a little quieter. Anyone can ask and answer questions collaboratively, saving Professors the need to respond to repeated emails.

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Lights, Camera, Questions!

Displaying live questions on an overhead-projector allows every student to view the most relevant questions, and then vote from their smartphone!

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Not every question is the same.

  • Step 1:

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    Create a class

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    Distribute unique code to students

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    Students, TAs and Professors collaborate during and after class

The Idea

“We believe that when people work together, when people are unafraid to make mistakes, this is when real learning happens. We set out to build a platform that would allow even the quietest voice to become part of the active learning process.”

 What if there was a way to foster collaboration and engagement, not just in classrooms where class size makes it prohibitive, but any classroom? Students and listeners are most engaged when they can actively participate in a discussion, and even better, when the pressure of asking a question is removed. I think you can guess where this is going.

The Plan

Built from the ground-up as a live-classroom-platform, ChalkTheVote allows classrooms, or groups, of any size to ask questions using either a laptop or mobile device. Questions are displayed, to users and the instructor, in a live feed that allows users to quickly vote on questions that they feel would add to the discussion. Questions with the most votes are displayed at the top of the live feed to emphasize the most frequent questions shared by the group. Instructors can use this live-feed of questions, displayed on a browser window or mobile device, as a discussion-roadmap, more accurately steering a discussion towards the needs of the group.