Other Minds

"Other Minds" is a rolling twitter feed that students participate in during lecture.  The instructor can either make the feed visible or set it up so that he or she can see it but the students cannot.  Students can be anonymous or choose to include their name.  Other Minds allows them to express their confusions, questions, or desire to hear more with twitter-sized phrases without the anxiety of raising their hand and stopping the lecture.  The instructor can then tailor his or her lecture accordingly.  Other Minds can also be a resource that shapes section; the feed can be saved.

This technology is available on Poll Everywhere's Twitter page.

A sample feed is below from Professor Beerbohm's lecture in Gov 97, and a sample screen shot is available for download below.

 

What about systems where citizens can more easily amend their
constitutions (as opposed to the American system) or remove judges
more easily, but still with great difficulty?   Web     February 13, 2012,
03:09 PM

how is nine robed justices in a temple of justice democratic in
regards to the anti-majoritarian thesis?        Web     February 13, 2012, 03:09 PM

could smith be an example of how the courts may forget minority groups or many disenfranchised groups? Text (US)       February 13, 2012, 03:06 PM

Is it possible that the Supreme Court chose this case because it was
obscure? Perhaps because it allows greater ability to reshape
interpretations of the free exercise clause?    Web     February 13, 2012, 03:04 PM

so are these accommodations a necessary component of democracy?      Web     February 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

how are judges democratic if president appoints them?   Text
(US)    February 13, 2012, 03:00 PM

It wasn't on a turtle, it was on an elephant that was on a
turtle. Web     February 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

Have a series of challenges for each person on the boat, like making
fire and building shelters. Then, periodically vote people one at a
time off of the boat, until there's only one person left, and give
them a ton of publicity and a cash reward.      Web     February 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

what do YOU think would be the best method?     Web     February 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

Or perhaps those that can best swim will be thrown overboard...and when they are tired of swimming, switch those people out.       Web     February 13, 2012, 02:46 PM

: lot is the only fair way      Text (US)       February 13, 2012, 02:44 PM

Cool painting!  Web     February 13, 2012, 02:42 PM

what was the institutional recommendation?      Web     February 13, 2012, 02:41 PM

cant a court count as "majoritarian" process? Majority of judges, we approved of having a supreme court      Text (US)       February 13, 2012, 02:39 PM

what about minority rights?     Web     February 13, 2012, 02:35 PM

Does Waldron believe in having courts at all?   Web     February 13, 2012, 02:35 PM

3 arguments for what? judicial review being important?  Web     February 13, 2012, 02:31 PM

Odysseus        Web     February 13, 2012, 02:29 PM

slow down       Text (US)       February 13, 2012, 02:28 PM

SLOW DOWNNNN    Web     February 13, 2012, 02:27 PM

As a californian, I thought that everybody stopped that way.    Web     February 13, 2012, 02:26 PM

Can you please speak slower?    Web     February 13, 2012, 02:25 PM

If not for Marbury v. Madison, could the US have moved to weak
judicial review? What traditions/philosophies could we use as
support?        Text (US)       February 13, 2012, 02:19 PM

This is pretty cool! Thanks.    Web     February 13, 2012, 02:12 PM