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Description

Geddit is a new web-based app for the 1:1 classroom that lets students give instant feedback about their understanding. This information is visible in real-time so that teachers can identify needs as they occur, allowing for quick and easy differentiation.

Geddit also includes your favorite quizzing features (multiple choice, short answer etc) to support the student 'check-ins'. Geddit focusses on a feedback process that starts with the student. This model empowers students in the formative assessment process while teaching them skills of metacognition.

Pricing

Plan
Price
Details
Teachers and Students
Free
Free for use plus real-time and recorded class or individual analytics.
School/District Subscription
Paid
Department, School and District wide analytics. Integration with existing software as well as on site support.

Reviews

Co.Exist

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Traditionally teachers have gauged whether students are learning by either asking them ("Do you understand, class?"), or testing them. Both methods have drawbacks. Kids who haven’t understood often don’t say so, for fear of looking stupid. And testing is after-the-fact: It only tells you something when class has been and gone.

Geddit is a simple, real-time system to help teachers work out who’s behind (and in front), and a way for students to communicate confidentially without...

Read more: A Teaching Tool To Gauge If Students Are Learning

EdTechDiva

Monday, November 04, 2013

My friend Don Orth recently told me about this amazing product. It is called Geddit – it’s an app that allows you to QUICKLY gather information about student understanding and learning. This makes it much easier to put students at the center of their own learning. The best part is that Geddit makes it fun to gather evidence of understanding in a quick and much easier way.
This app empowers students to make accurate self evaluations and report to their teacher...

Read more: Geddit – A Great New Find for the Classroom

Donna Teuber

Team Leader for Technology Integration at Richland 02, Richland County

Monday, November 25, 2013

In Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC, we've been sharing Geddit with teachers and school administrators in our sessions on formative assessment. I used Geddit with twenty principals to model how Geddit can provide teachers with instant feedback throughout a lesson. Geddit worked well during my presentation, and we're seeing teachers begin to use Geddit on a regular basis. Geddit is easy to use and can run on any device. Teachers can also add questions to get more specific feedback.
Christopher Bell

Math & CS Teacher at Henry M. Gunn High

Monday, December 02, 2013

I have been using this tool daily in my class for a couple of weeks now. I have found it to be an essential piece in our daily routine. It is extremely quick and easy to integrate into your existing lessons and it provides immediate, useful information on how the students are feeling about the material. Adding questions in the moment or making questions ahead of time lets me see if the students are learning the material in a fast and meaningful way. I will definitely be recommending it to many more teachers and I think everyone should try it with their students.
Jean-Jacques Tetu

Science Teacher at Mount Si High School

Friday, December 06, 2013

This tool changed my attitude towards exit slips and learning targets. Instead of making exit slips a long and tedious affair, it becomes more of a game - I can figure out how my students are feeling about a learning target at any given time, in real time. It's easy to get started, with very little technical ability needed, but also very customizable. I can't recommend it highly enough. In addition, it's perfect for those of us in Washington State (USA), where we are required to collect student data over and over again for our new evaluations.
Mark Lederer

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I have used this tool to teach students to gauge their levels of confidence in meeting lesson objectives and to teach essential skills of honest and active self-reflection and communication in their own learning process.

Geddit introduces a paradigm shift in educational technology in which students are given an essential tool to provide and document ongoing feedback about their own learning process. In my experience, educational technology has primarily been designed and utilized as a content delivery system. Geddit is a feedback system that not only empowers students to actively engage in building a relationship with the instructor through the use of technology but also teaches essential metacognitive skills in which students learn to reflect on their own inner experience of learning. Students can be taught to engage in epistemological reflection and can have a record of their own learning process throughout the course of a lesson.

I highly recommend this tool for any teacher who is passionate about teaching metacognitive skills and who is interested in increasing student engagement in using technology in the classroom.
Meghan Cannon-Johann

Teacher

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Geddit is an easy tool to use for instant feedback and differentiation that alleviates a student's anxiety about sharing their answers publicly.

From my perspective, having the immediate data was awesome. I could instantly who needed help or how I could pull small groups for intervention. It was great having their names right there to see and the responses were available instantaneously. I definitely need to practice smoothly going from notes or the lesson to checking for understanding, but I am sure the more I use the program, the easier that would be. I also like the fact that I can now make sure that I can make responding "mandatory," which is sometimes impossible with choral responses.

The overall data results are awesome. Very easy to read and well organized. After seeing the final results, I realized that I could easily create questions for the end of the lesson as a "mini-quiz," which I would certainly do next time. There are so many possibilities.
Suzanne Munroe

tutor / home schooler at Life Long Learners

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Excellent tool to gather real time data on how your kids are succeeding and where they need extra help. Perfect for all kids, especially the ones who are shy or lacking in confidence to 'put up their hand'. With Geddit there is no fear in answering and getting it right or wrong. It is fantastic for a quick assessment of a topic taught, or a good place to gain student knowledge of where to begin a new topic. Highly recommended. Made by a teacher, for teachers! You have got to love that and go geddit!!!
@TechBioBek

Science Teacher/Ed Tech Instigator at Notre Dame High School

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Challenges I face in my classroom...
1. Are the students understanding what I am teaching?
2. Which students are getting it? Which students are not getting it?
3. How much time do I need to spend on a topic?
4. Does silence mean, "yes, I get it?" or "I'm overwhelmed and lost?"

Introducing Geddit…an amazingly simple tool that allows you to instantly collect feedback from your class not only about whether they are able to get the right answer or not, but more importantly about whether they think they understand the content. How confident are your students? Does their confidence level match with their ability to answer a question?

I have found Geddit to be a powerful tool that engages my students and provides the opportunity for specific formative feedback throughout a lesson. I can deploy a "Quick Question" on the fly, or design a "Lesson" to use during lecture, discussion, lab, or activity. I am able to make decisions about the progress of my lesson in real time. Do I need to slow down and give another example? Are the students already comfortable with a topic and ready to move on?

I teach high school and my students are not always open to sharing how they feel about the content or if they have questions. By giving them an opportunity to respond individually through the Geddit interface, I have found my students to be very expressive.

My favorite aspect of Geddit, which sets it apart from other "clicker" tools, is the opportunity to teach metacognition. Data is collected and can be referenced and analyzed throughout the course. Teaching my students how to determine what they know and how they learn is invaluable. My goal is to help them become lifelong learners, prepared for college and beyond.

Geddit is a tool that creates teachable moments. I am able to collect data from every student in the room and provide clarification through another example, direct feedback, encouragement, and/or move on to the next topic to maintain engagement. In addition, we can talk about learning, processing information, and understanding about knowing content. The staff at Geddit are so responsive as well, which makes it easy for any teacher to get started knowing that they will find support and encouragement. They are very open to feedback and continue to develop the tool so that it provides a maximum benefit.

Seriously, if you haven’t tried Geddit you need to…then ask your students what they think. I was overwhelmed by my students’ positive response to this tool and how the tool enhanced their focus and confidence.

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