I am considering to incorporate more engaging tools for my students that will allow them to use their mobile devices. Recently, I heard a lot of talk about using smartphones as clickers. One app I checked out is in the App Store called eClicker but the reviews were not very encouraging.
Two days ago I met with our McGraw-Hill representative and she introduced me to Poll Everywhere. Apparently, McGraw-Hill partnered with this company and offers a bundled service with their textbooks. I noticed that it is a paid service either the university/department needs to pay or the students. It looks easy to implement and it can be used not only by mobile devices and computers/laptops but also by texting on a regular phone and through twitter. I also noticed that as a teacher you can design many different type of questions. If my college agrees to pay the fee, I will probably try it next semester.
I am curious if anybody heard of this service or uses other services of clicker-type.