Mentimeter is an online polling, questioning and voting tool that you can use in your classes or presentations, whether they are face-to-face or online, synchronous or asynchronous. (See: www.mentimeter.com/join/ucl).
Mentimeter falls into the category of applications called Audience Response Systems (ARS) or Electronic Voting Systems (EVS) and they are conceptually simple. The presenter poses a question on the screen, and invites the audience to vote or respond as directed. Once polling closes, everyone can see an aggregated graphic display of the responses.
An ARS can be a very powerful teaching and learning tool. It may be used for:
All of these uses have one common purpose: encouraging students or participants to be actively thinking about the subject being discussed or presented.