When professors rely on apps like hotseat in order to maintain attendance for their class. If you’re a good professor teaching a moderately difficult class, your students will show up no matter what. By utilizing hotseat for participation points you’re effectively stating that you realize without mandatory attendance your students have no reason to attend your class.
My gf is an upcoming teacher and was excited about using this app in her class where all her students have iPod touches. Unfortunately, it appears that hotseat is not available to the public? Shame. Great possibility!
Text. Chat. Vote. Suddenly, everyone has a voice. Hotseat provides users a place to quickly and easily participate in a productive backchannel discussion during class. Hotseat allows learners to post questions and comments, take polls, and gives everyone a chance to actively engage in classroom activities.