Engaging students on their devices with Mentimeter


  • Kat Sarah Anne Vallely Kat Vallely University of Greenwich
  • Poppy Gibson Poppy Gibson, University of Greenwich




Technology, Student Response Systems, Student Engagement, Teacher Training, Voting Tool, Mobile devices in lectures and seminars


This technology review shares an interesting insight into snapshot cases of the online student voting tool ‘Mentimeter’ (MM) used with students in the Teacher Education Department. The use of MM in both lectures and seminars is presented along with three illustrative screenshots. Advantages and disadvantages of MM are discussed, with reference to recent literature about student engagement. The authors’ ideas for future plans with the tool are shared, with the hope of inspiring other HE colleagues to trial or further integrate MM into lectures and seminars, in order to promote student engagement and enhance the teaching and learning experience for all. Key words: Mentimeter, mobile devices, Student Response Systems, voting tool    

Author Biographies

Kat Sarah Anne Vallely, Kat Vallely University of Greenwich

 Kat Vallely is a practitioner in Primary Teacher Education at the University of Greenwich. Kat gained her teaching experience in the Early Years and Foundation Stage and KS1 classroom, where she taught for several years. Since moving to the University, Kat has worked with the English and Early Years teams, teaching across all three degree programmes and specialising in the teaching of early literacy and communication. Key research interests include: communication and language development; promoting mental health awareness in young children.  

Poppy Gibson, Poppy Gibson, University of Greenwich

Poppy Gibson is a lecturer in Primary Education in the Teacher Education Department, having come into HE after over a decade working in several London primary schools. Poppy currently works on the University of Greenwich's Accelerated degree programme in Primary Education and is the Modern Foreign Language coordinator, teaching MFL on the PGCE and BA QTS programmes. Key research interests include identity, motivation and the integration of technology into our lives.


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