I came across this very recently and only looked at it more closely after work today.
Tricider is a very simple tool. It is easy to use, but also seems very versatile. The other good thing is that you do not need to register to use it. Teachers could easily use this with students to:
- take a poll
- challenge students to brainstorm ideas for projects
- to create a debate/discussion on a topic
- or to assist when working on group projects
All you need to do is create a question and then add some options. The next step is to share it with others, in my case students, by sending the link by email, Twitter, or Facebook. .
They can add extra options, propose solutions, provide arguments for an idea or add various pros and cons of each option. At the end they vote for the best idea. This makes the whole process of polling much more open, social and interactive.
This could also be used by staff groups to make decisions, without having to have another meeting, by proposing ideas, evaluating them and then voting for them. (without the need of being in the same room)
Note: The responses are not moderated, but it seems as though originator can delete them if required to.