The app name appears to be a play on the possible question posed by a teacher … "do you get it?". This web tool is free to use and set up and allows users to connect on any internet connected device or browser. Set up for teachers is with a simple web interface that will generate a link to send to students or allows them to be added within the dashboard.
The simplicity of this tool is it's niche. It is less a challenge to more elaborate ARS (Audience Response) systems like iClicker and Turning Point and more just a basic way to gauge students' familiarity with a topic before moving on. The response that Geddit creates groups students by level of understanding allowing the user to quickly see who needs more help. This web tool also appears to be an effective way for educators to be strategic about how their students integrate personal mobile media technologies in the learning environment.
The Geddit web site has a good intro video as well as documentation about the creation and design of this tool and the staff has been very responsive to my questions about this product. Tools like this that do one thing well as opposed to software/hardware bundles that try to do too many things can be an effective real time help for aiding classroom discussion. In a time when assessment and analytics often create a mountain of data and paperwork, Geddit offers a simple, straightforward solution to bring insight into the academic and cognitive progress of students and classes. Check it out at letsgeddit.com