First of all, I love tech and most times tech loves me. But not all the time. I was using Plickers, a poor man's clicker system, with my MacBook Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Things started slow and ended getting slower and slower, the lag becoming unbearable. Eventually, I had to stop after asking a few questions, less than half of what I'd planned.
I know that using Kahoot! (a similar multiple-choice online system) can be a fantastic time, but challenges arise from each student having a device on the wireless network, which ultimately results in kids getting kicked off the network. I'm sure it's a bandwidth issue.
Finally, FreshGrade works well during the day, as I'm able to upload photos, videos, notes and audio quickly and easily. It's after school when I run into some slower loading times, particularly using the web app on the computer. Again, it feels like another network issue, although I am under the impression that our network had been improved in the last six months or so.
Daniel H. Lee
This blog will be dedicated to sharing in three areas: happenings in my classroom and school; analysis and distillation of other educators' wealth of knowledge in various texts; insights from other disciplines and areas of expertise that relate and connect with educational practices.