An important component of the i21 classroom is the student response system. Each student netbook computer includes the software that allows students to respond electronically in real time to teacher questions, quizzes or discussions. The system affords teachers the flexibility to request responses in a variety of ways--such as multiple choice, rating scale, or open text.
This new style of interaction offers immediate feedback for teacher and students alike. Teachers are able to quickly gauge student comprehension to provide additional instruction where needed. Students who might be too shy to raise a hand in traditional classroom settings now have a new, low-pressure way to participate. Every student can have an equal voice.