Web-based app helps shy students participate in class

From Liz Dwyer on Good Magazine:

‘If there’s something you don’t understand, just raise your hand and ask a question.’

Almost every teacher says that line to her class on the first day of school. But when that professor’s in the middle of explaining a concept and everyone else looks like they understand, following that advice isn’t as easy as it sounds. Now a new web-based app called Understoodit wants to take the fear out of learning by allowing students to anonymously communicate confusion.”

Being that the classroom was about the only place I was confident being vocal while growing up, this isn’t something for me. But I can see how it will be tremendously helpful to many others!