How can we ensure that students believe they belong in the learning community and actively contribute to nurturing a sense of belonging among their peers?
Dotstorming is a neat tool that combines a bit of Padlet with a polling tool. On Dotstorming you can create a space for people to post digital sticky notes. Those notes can contain text and or images. That part of Dotstorming is just like Padlet. What makes Dotstorming different is that once the notes are posted, you can have people vote for their favorite notes. As the creator of a Dotstorming space you can restrict the number of votes that each person can cast. For example, you could say that each person gets two votes and once those votes are cast they're prevented from casting any more votes. After the voting is completed, you can sort the notes according to the number of votes they received. See Dotstorming in action in this video.
"15 Good Tools for Quickly Gathering Feedback from Students." Free Tech Tools for Teachers, Richard Byrne, 15 Dec. 2015, www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/12/15-good-tools-for-quickly-gathering.html#.WoLdAZPwau4.