So on a fairly normal day, we have been using Padlet to get responses to questions from students, and it’s a great instant response system… It’s text based, but one can also insert links and images, etc…
It’s amazingly cool.
What it allows an instructor to do, is to ask a question, which then the students answer by recording a short video of themselves ‘answering’ the question. The students can also watch the answers by OTHER students in the course.
The app works on computers, and there’s an app for iDevices as well. It’s pretty nifty.
Unlike Padlet, which is free to use. With Flipgrid, there is a licensing cost for the instructor, it’s free for the students using the system. However, for $60 per year, the cost isn’t prohibitive.
It was fun to use as a student, and I can see an application of this sort working really well for asynchronous learning.