WHO: Teachers that are looking for a simple way to check for student learning, quickly and easily.
HOW: Teachers visit http://gogopp.com/en, select the web app (Google Play and Apple App Store available as well, more on that later in the post), select host, then log in with Google, Facebook, or Linked In. After logging in, the teacher directs the students to visit http://gogopp.com/en, select guest and enter a name. The teacher will then pose a question to the students, then, inside of Ping Pong, select from the following:
The first four choices are straight forward, but the “Send Image” option allows students to draw their own answers on a basic whiteboard tool.
The students select/draw/type their answer and hit submit. These answers are then immediately visible on the teacher’s view. An option is available to display/hide names if the responses are being projected in front of the class. This is accomplished by clicking on the person icon in the top right corner.
The web app is in beta, and somewhat limited at this point in regards to collecting data. If this is the option a teacher will be using, they will have to quickly note or screen shot responses, otherwise the data is gone when the next question is asked.
When using the app, the teacher is able to share questions and export results using Evernote. Hopefully in the future it will allow the option to send to Drive as well.
WHEN: Ping Pong is ideal for checking understanding, exit tickets, classroom polls, and other similar activities.
While not as robust as other formative assessment tools, Ping Pong is great in its simplicity. Upon finding out about the program, I was able to be up and running in less than two minutes.
Here is an introduction by Ping Pong by Spot Networking: